Hi bit, I am calling on your collective expertise to guide me through getting a Laptop for University. First off let me point out that I have my reasons for getting a laptop rather than a desktop, and having had a desktop at uni already I found it far too constricting! Right a bit of background, I am starting a Computer Animation course at Portsmouth this September and I will need a laptop for taking into lessons, for a spot of cafe poker, and lastly to take to my girlfriends Uni in Sussex every other weekend. But most importantly to plug into a nice big monitor in my room to do all my work on! I'm looking for a bit of future proofing as well as I tend to want to upgrade any piece of hardware as soon as something new comes out! My budget is about £900 but could stretch if the laptop is good enough Basic Specs I am looking for is: MUST be a MAX of 13" laptop with a nice res screen (1280x800 min) Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (or core i5 if its poss) atleast 4Gb of ram decent battery life 3-4 hours minimum a dedicated graphics card (none of the intel integrated ****!) anything other than that like a back lit keyboard, webcam, other fancy things, are a bonus to me. So far all i Have come up with is : Alienware M11x Core i5 2Gb Ram 250Gb 7200rpm HDD Good Battery Life 11" Screen Dedicated 1Gb Nvidia 335m graphics £849 (do you get any student discounts?) MacBook Pro 13" Core 2 Duo 4Gb Ram 320Gb HDD Great Battery life **** Glossy screen dedicated (just about) graphics card £999 (or £850 with student discount + a free iPod Touch another £110 off?) Dell Studio XPS M1340 specs are basically the 13" MacBook Pro Worse battery life better non gloss screen but its a dell! £899.99 (do you get any student discounts?) Are there any other choices that I am missing out? Cheers for any help.