This is my first time on this forum, so I really hope that I can get some help. I am in the market for purchasing a new laptop; there was an incident with my last laptop, an IBM, that it needs to be replaced. There are a few things that I am looking for in a laptop. I am an interior design student, so I will have programs such as AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Flash on the new laptop. It will need to have a good hard drive that is able to hold a number of programs, and still run pretty fast. Good memory is important, about 512 mb I think will be enough. The CPU will need to be fast, and capable of running programs, etc. Also, the only game that I would put onto this new laptop, would be the Sims 2. The laptop will need to be able to run my game with ease, but all while not breaking the bank. I have been looking at a few laptops, but that will not blind sight me from looking into other models, other brands, etc. The laptops that I have been looking at are the HP Pavilion zd8000, the HP Pavilion zv5000t series, the Dell Inspiron 6000, Dell Inspiron 7000, the Toshiba Satellite P30, Toshiba Satellite M30X, Toshiba Satellite M35X, and the Dell Inspiron 9200; just to name a few, although I think thats alot. I just really need help in choosing the right laptop that will fit my needs and still fit a decent amount of money, nothing extremlely expensive, I am a student. If there are any suggestions I would appreciate it greatly. Also, tech support, service, etc. a stable compnay, are all good things that the company should have. Thank you again.