Well, I'm using my new laptop as I'm typing here. It's a Philips X55 core2 duo T5500 system. But I'm getting abit frustrated that even with dual-core cpu and more memory, this system seems to be fairly slow at fully loading windows and its startup apps, such as NOD32 (especially in Vista) and wireless connection. I've also noticed that putting it into hibernate mode takes time, and waking up from hibernate is actually slower than my Sony Vaio PIII 1.0GHz 256mb ram laptop, which is getting to a point where my blood is beginning to boil. What could be the problem? And how might I be able to improve performance on this system?