Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:58 PM
I have a Toshiba Satellite A505D. Decent graphics, shiny finish. Pretty fast. Picks up fingerprints and smudges like nobody's business though, has poor battery life and gets hellaciously hot. I'm talking about so hot that you can feel it in the keyboard (which lights up!). I don't have one of those fancy attachable fans, though, so your mileage may vary. It's been dropped, sat on accidentally, got rainwater in its screen and case, wouldn't start on that occasion, and yesterday refused to receive power from the power cord. And each and every time it's managed to pull itself back up and keep on going. But I treat my laptop quite harshly compared to most people. Last August it set me back 700 dollars US, so I expect the price has dropped a bit. 4 gigs of Ram, 64 bit AMD 2.30 Ghz dual-core processor, 500gb hard drive. I'm happy with it.