I've wanted a great laptop, but keep getting backtracked by the constant slow Cpu speeds, lack of Ram, and most of all PRICE.
( what i was looking for )
Processor: 2.0-2.1Ghz intel core duo, not too picky on cache (strictly intel, unless amd has some spectacular quad core)
Ram: at least 2Gb of DDR2
Graphics card: 256Mb, I don't know alot about graphics cards, I dont want an extremely expensive one but i do want great graphics and be able to watch movies in great detail without breaking the budget.
USB ports, etc.: doesn't matter
Screen size: If anyone can get a 720i HD screen then be my guest if it keeps it under the price, as far as size 13 inch minimum.
Hard drive: at least 120Gb, no solid states.
Extra: burns dvd's and cd's ( I think thats standard on all laptops now-a-days), doesnt matter on bluetooth, webcams, or fingerprint readers.