Also about the suggestiong for OpenOffice. You will save yourself 350 bucks and you even get some extra features. OpenOffice is completely free.
I love those Dell laptops and you can get some nice machines for 1500$ If I were you I would go with the [url=http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/entnb_e1705?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs]Inspiron E1705[url] probably the Ultimate productivity version.
All the versions of this laptop come with Microsoft Word..., free 1gig upgarde and the Ultimate productivity versions comes with a 60gig hardrive (at worst just get an external usb hardrive) and they have those new duo processors.
Edited by Klinkaroo, 18 April 2006 - 12:07 PM.