I'm now thinking the time has come to upgrade my current desktop PC. I thought I would get a laptop instead. My desktop PC is spec wise: Athlon 64 3500+ Gigabyte nForce4 mobo 2GB memory. Plenty of hard drives. my usage of it is not that intensive, but it is on for long periods though (hours a day, off overnight) I don't really play games on it. I do web design, office type stuff I also do DJ'ing with it. I use Traktor DJ studio http://www.nativeinstruments.com/index.php?id=traktor3 and a Behringer BCD 3000 http://www.behringer.com/BCD3000/index.cfm?lang=eng I was thinking a laptop so if I wanted I could take my dj'ing somewhere else other than home. whilst i'm at home with the laptop, Would it be possible to use all the peripherals that my desktop has? keyboard, wireless mouse, 22in monitor The laptop would be connected and booted up, but closed. I would need it to run XP if possible... If not, and I got vista on it, would it be possible / legal even? to swap it with XP on the media computer? Any suggestions? I would probably spend about £400, but may raise it if it is beneficial.