well the old laptop finally took a dump and needs a reformat. my parents are going to take it and put windows 7 on it and go from there. anyway, got the Asus G73. Specs: Intel Core i7 (1.60ghz) 500gb HDD 6gb RAM ATI Radeon 5870 1gb 17.3" screen loving the aesthetics of this thing so far. it looks awesome and performs excellently. very happy with my purchase. installing Crysis right now never played the game so i thought i would give it a try now that i have a computer that will play it well decided on a laptop because im going to need it this coming fall.