Hey I my self use a Toshiba Satellite Notebook, and i love this thing. But my good friend was asking me about what note book he should be tomorrow: so not alot of time to shop around. I told him he should get this... Toshiba Satellite Notebook with Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology Model: A105-S4004 Price: 1099 bucks... 15.4" WXGA active-matrix TFT-LCD widescreen display with TruBrite technology and 1280 x 800 resolutionw 100GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm) Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8-128MB dynamically shared video memory; Intel® High Definition audio and SRS TruSurround XT and SRS WOW audio enhancements; S-video output Express Media Player with CD/DVD control buttons, including play, stop, skip forward and skip back 5-in-1 bridge media adapter supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card i.LINK (IEEE 1394) port and 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transferw Built-in Intel® PRO/100 VE 10/100Base-TX Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; V.92 high-speed modem Weighs 6 lbs. and measures 1.5" thin for easy portability; lithium-ion battery and AC adapterwS Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system preinstalled; software package included with Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, InterVideo WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum, Sonic Solutions RecordNow! Basic and more Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Core, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.wS('5','1') Product Details Warranty Terms - Parts1 year limited Warranty Terms - Labor1 year limited Product Height1.5" Product Width14.2" Product Weight6 lbs. Product Depth10.5" Processor BrandIntel® Centrino® Duo Processor Speed1.66GHz Display TypeWXGA widescreen active-matrix TFT-LCD with TruBrite technology (1280 x 800) Screen Size15.4" System Bus667MHz ) Cache Memory2MB on die Level 2 System Memory (RAM)1GB System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 2GB Type of Memory (RAM)PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM Hard Drive TypeSerial ATA (5400 rpm) Hard Drive Size100GB Optical DriveDouble-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Optical Drive Speeds4x DVD+R DL; 4x DVD-R DL; 8x8x8 DVD+RW; 8x6x8 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 24x16x24 CD-RW LightScribe CompatibilityNo Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader Diskette Drive Optional Diskette Drive TypeUSB external 3.5" 1.44MB floppy (optional) Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Video Memory 8-128MB (dynamically shared) Personal Video Recorder (PVR)No TV Tuner No MPEG Yes Modem 56 Kbps* ITU V.92 *Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps. Networking Built-in Intel® PRO/100 VE 10/100Base-TX Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) Wireless NetworkingBuilt-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (802.11a/b/g) S-Video Outputs 1 AudioRealtek ALC861 16-bit stereo software sound with support for 3D Sound, Direct 3D Sound, DirectSound, Direct Music, MIDI playback and Intel® High Definition Audio; SRS TruSurround XT and SRS WOW audio enhancements SpeakersBuilt-in stereo PCMCIA Slots 1 Type II; CardBus USB 2.0 Ports 4 IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports 1 Parallel PortsNone Serial PortsNone Game PortsNone Notebook WeightThin and light (4.5 to 6 lbs.) Battery TypeLithium-ion Pointing DeviceDual-mode pad; touchpad with enable/disable function Operating SystemWindows XP Media Center 2005 Included SoftwareMicrosoft Office OneNote 2003, Works 8.5, Windows Media Player 10; Adobe Acrobat Reader; InterVideo WinDVD 5, WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum; Sonic Solutions RecordNow! Basic and more What do you guys think about this... I paid 1800 for mine like 1 and half yrs ago. IF this one is not good, what do you guys recomend.... not a fan of dell myself or my friend..