Also to note with Laptops if you want the best performance go with Intel Core 2 Duo laptops. If you want battery life and pretty decent speed go with Turion x2. I purchased a customer made compaq laptop with only 512mb memory but a 160gb hard drive. After I received the laptop I went to Fry's and bought 2 gigs of memory for $139 and installed it myself. Simple screw pop out old chip install the 2 new chips and there u go.