divingjack said: thanks guys. really appreciated.
divingjack said: I was looking between the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150 and the Gateway EC1440U and the Acer Aspire One AO721-3574.Unless there arre any recommendations I have not thought of !! :-)this is just for email, surfing, some standard documents and watching movies so the HDMI was a must. and I had a budget of around $400. thanks again to everyone for the help and suggestions.