See our popular http://forums.cnet.com/laptops-forums/laptop-buying-advice-forum/, especially the sticky (the very first post).
Myself Alex Buznikov from DDS corporation looking for suggestions for replacing my current laptop (an HP Pavillion dv4000 WinXP, Pentium-M 1.7 GHz 15.4" screen, 1 GB RAM). I mostly use web-based apps but with multiple tabs/windows active simultaneously. Also use MS Word documents. I usually give PPT presentations. I need the battery to run through a half-day of clinic so at least 5 hrs a day.My main goal in upgrading is need for better speed and outputs.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.