Right guys, Some idiot (me) left my laptop on a bus. Luckily I have always kept backups, and My insurance has paid out, So ive got about a week untill I get £1250. I need a new laptop. My requirements, It must be 17inch. It has to be wide screen 1440x900 min. Im also acumulating a selection of brands im not happy with, Fujitsu Siemens are appauling, (im useing one now) and I wasnt happy with the asus, as the touch pad and a few other things just never felt right. Battery isnt an issue, As its used in uni, and on my desk. 3d Power is a must but only to the point of a 1400 ATI (or equiv) , just something that can have a some power if needed. Hard drive space is a big one, more the better, And Core 2 duo is a must. any other extras are welcome. Im thinking of going with a sony http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/117435 this is a sony vaio core 2 duo, 1.83, 160 gig hard drive, 7600 graphics, tv tuner, and a wifi etc. also if bought from laptops direct it comes with a free upgrade to vista. (for people to lazy to click) As ive heard from a friend there customer service is great, Does any one else have any other ideas? Any bad storys from this laptop? Ideas welcome? (please dont mock me for leaveing my lappy on a bus, you have no idea what its like untill you do it, any one who has lost one will know the feeling) thanks people As usual E-Beers on me if you make even a semi usefull post.