dont go for a lapto as from experiance they are a fortune to fix and they cost you more in the first place! as for the lcd screens on them u break that just throw int in the bin! as for pcs id stay away from the intel chips and go for a amd. if you want a budject pc go for a sempron or for a higher end one you may risk a amd 64 though id wait till vista comes out as xp 64 is aporling. best bet for 64 bit is a linux distro such as suse as its been 64 bit for a long time and hell its free and real easy to pick up. as for where to get it try your local pc fair or a local biulder as they tend to be cheaper than pc world ect iv found and can make you one to suit your needs. if your not into gaming id forget windows and get a linux distro and save ursef some mony. i use it and can highly recomed suse for beginners.