I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on choosing a new laptop. I need it for multitrack music recording, some games, and school. Some that I were looking into were emachines M6809 and M6805 and also some Hp models like the zd7160. On thing that i like about the Hp models is that they have a good display, especially on the 17inch model. I am not sure what processor would best suit my need, i have heard good things about the AMD 64 though, which comes in the emachines and i think the Hp model. A 60 gig HD that runs at 7200, and a DVD+RW would be good. A good video card would also be necessary. I am not sure what there are for good sound cards that come stock. Also, if there are any other brands/models that you guys might think would better suit my needs please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated.