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Dependable laptop for PowerPoint and DVD playing

Used my wife's Insperion the other night for a PowerPoint and DVD presentation and it overheated and shut off. This makes the 4th problem in a year (modem, keyboard glitch, overheating, powercord) and I am tired of calling India support to no avail.

I am in the market for a dependable computer with respectable support for my small non-profit business. Will be presenting powerpoints and playing DVD's in a public setting so to say the least performance is prefered to an embarising situation.

I also do desktop publishing and other office type stuff.

I need this baby to last 3-5 yrs on the tech curve before it becomes a paperweight.

I am looking at IBM and Toshiba as my two choice companies. I want to talk to an american if possible for tech support.

I assume the following to be adiquite specs:
$2,000 to maybe $2,500 price range

Centrino M or maybe new chip (1.8 to ?)
768 -1 GIG?
64 or 128 video memory Radeon 9,600 or 9,700
DVD/RW/R super drive
4 yr warrenty

Toshiba Satalite or thinkpad? I am just tired of Dell support.


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