I'm graduating high school in June 2010 and have been saving up quite a bit for a laptop. I have one chosen out for $1,350, and i'd like to know what you guys think: ASUS G Series G51VX-X1A NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M - Retail Brand ASUS Series G Series Model G51VX-X1A Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53G Screen 15.6" Memory Size 4GB Hard Disk 320GB Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M Video Memory 1GB VRAM DDR3 Card slot 1 x Express Card Dimensions 14.6" x 10.3" x 1.3-1.6" Weight 7.26 lbs. CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo CPU Speed P8700(2.53GHz) CPU FSB 1066MHz CPU L2 Cache 3MB Screen Size 15.6" Wide Screen Support Yes Resolution 1920 x 1080 Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Graphics GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M Video Memory 1GB VRAM DDR3 Graphic Type Dedicated Card HDD 320GB HDD RPM 7200rpm Memory 4GB Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Interface Integrated WLAN 802.11 bgn Bluetooth Yes Card Slot 1 x Express Card USB 4 IEEE 1394 1 Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI Other port 1 x E-SATA Audio Ports Yes Audio Integrated Sound card Speaker Internal Speakers Input Device Touchpad Yes Keyboard Standard Card Reader SD, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, xD, Smart Media Webcam 2.0MP Battery 6-cell lithium ion Dimensions 14.6" x 10.3" x 1.3-1.6" Weight 7.26 lbs. Accidental Damage Warranty 1 year ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty - Drops, Fire, Spill, Surge ------------------------------------------------ I am not a gamer, but I do plan on pursuing some graphic design and already do a lot of 3-D rendering as a hobby, in collaboration with a local historical society I am a member of and a historical database website that I run. I have heard that ASUS's tech support is abysmal, so if someone suggests that my graphics hobbies take a back seat (since this is my PC for school), I would understand. Also, i'm thinking that the battery could be a problem. (an 8-cell or 12-cell would be ideal) What do you think?