I'm in a simular situation here. The wife is complaining that we should get a laptop. Ok,,lemme set the whole story here. As most of you know i'm still in the Stone Age with dial-up. I want to get Hi Speed Cable but the "Boss" ;D ;D ;D says "thats too much money for the internet, Netzero is good enough" SO now she wants to make a deal with me. My P/C is about 4 yrs old and she says it's taking up too much space. If we get a laptop we can get the cable internet connection......( Slick Ha? ) so anyway, I want to show her that a laptop is not as cheap as she thinks. ( she see these $899.00 laptops on sale in the paper ) If I were to get a laptop it would have to have a Big screen, hugh HD, lightning fast processor, plenty of RAM, capable of both read and write CD/DVD , hugh MB video card and awesome sound. ( Am I asking for too much ? ;D ) Along with the Laptop, a wireless router would be needed, etc, etc SO lay on me some ideas ..............so I can show her it's not gonna be as inexpensive as she thinks it's gonna be !