i have been looking into a new laptop for a long time now. i have a toshiba p25-s607 with 2gb ram Pentium 4 desktop chip and it has been all around the world. i think at this point, most laptops are built by a couple of companies and then farmed out. my most important thing i am looking for now is how the service stacks up against each other. laptops are pretty much the same hardware wise and "if" something should go wrong, it is the company i dealt with and if they come up to bat and fix the problem. i am looking at the clevo based maliba satori series which packs a lot of punch for the buck. also looking at the new asus g73jh powerhouse but am a little worried that is the first of the first.