I know there are other posts asking for purchasing advice but I didn't want to hijack any of those so here I am My wife's 8-year old Dell desktop is having issues and she would like to get an updated system. We are seriously considering a larger laptop as a "desktop replacement" system. There are a few things we agree we would really like to have as features on this system. They are: 1. A 17-inch NON-GLOSSY screen with reasonable resolution. Who's idea was it to offer all of the glare-monsters that seem to be so plentiful these days Its getting hard to tell from descriptions just what are glossy and what are matte screens these days. 2. Windows XP Home or Professional. Not ready for Vista yet. We just like our XP 3. At least 1 GB of memory and a large (80-100) GB hard drive. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that we share and have had a relatively good experience with it so far. Dell, Lenovo, higher-end HP and Sony are all fair game as are any other suggestions that pertain to reliable hardware. Thanks for any suggestions or opinions.