My friend's Dell inspiron 8600 laptop has a bad HD and she is looking into replacing it. Dell wants to charge her $400 but I know I have found the actual Dell 60gb piece for about $140 which I would probably help her install. I'm more curious whether the "universal" drives would fit, since a little more money buys a 80gb "universal" drive.
A second question is how complex is the install? I have done a HD install in desktops several times but have never opened a laptop.