My laptop died on Sunday, I went out (uneducated) and bought another from Sams Club, which also promptly died Anyways, I need one as soon as possible. I need it for the following: 1. to run calibration software (I think this will run on pretty much any speed of machine) 2. Internet (wireless - via PC card) 3. watch DVDs while on the plane 4. Here is where it gets tricky, I would really like to have either S video output so I can plug into a TV or get an external video accelerator (?) to perform this option. WHILE RUNNING THE CALIBRATION SOFTWARE 5. I dont want to spend 2000 plus dollars. Sams club has a "cheaper" compaq for about $750. Id have to get a PC video accelerator card for it. The 3 year extended warranty is only about $50 so that would also be added. I could spend up to $1500 but dont really want to if I dont need to. Please let me know your thoughts. I was thinking of a Dell and called them up. They want to sell me one for $1900 which I dont really want to spend. But they will let me do payments of about $50 a month which seemed kewl. I will not go this route if I find that the hidden interested rate is 18% (or whatever). Thanks!!!