My eMachines 5116 notebook (Celeron 2.4 GHz with 15.4" widescreen) is showing it's age and needs a fan attending to.... Now I shall do that and allow it to be inherited by my daughter in the fullness of time.... Which leads me to the subject for the thread - with a budget about the same as that one was four or five years ago (this cost me some £800 odd, equivalent spend power to maybe $1200?) - what might members here at OSNN recommend to me? I am thinking maybe Dell - and although I am tempted by teh AMD offerings I have yet to see anything that makes me really want to go there, but maybe you guys know of a special or have experience you can share for me to make the right choice here - it is one I shall be sticking with for some time. One thing I do want to be far superior this time is the SOUND so that I can consider using the notebook as shipped for a mobile entertainment device.... Battery life is also a factor there (though spare cells are an option and I have an inverter for in car usage and charging).