Hi there i am after a bit of advise seen as its been a while since i have found the need to purchase a new laptop, I am currently use an Emachines E440 and have a MSI Wind U130 netbook somewhere. the laptop would be used mainly for MS Office, internet, watching films and maybe Football Manager but no other games. It must have a DVD drive and be of 14" or 15" I'd consider 2nd hand in the UK but only up to £150. I am due to go to America in June for a couple of weeks hence the "or maybe $460" part. As technology has moved on considerably i am stuck with a couple of questions that im hoping someone could assist me on; 1. Would i be better off buying in the USA? Would i get that much more for my cash? (being military i expect i could get a better discount on a laptop out there than i can here) 2. I take it i should limit my searching to Core i3s and at least 3rd gen if going 2nd hand? 3. Would something as old as the like of a Latitude E6410 or a Thinkpad T420? 4. Do you have a laptop in mind? Thanks for taking the time to read and (if you do) give your opinions. I have had a look round but they seem to be making packed lunch boxes out of thicker and more durable plastic, hence me looking at the Latitude and thinkpads.