highly configured IBM, I'd also look at ASUS, they are getting more and more well earned attention lately. Most likely, however I'd wait until the AMD dual cores came out and there was one available with a great GPU and a nice display. I'd love to have that kind of machine in a 14" size, but expect the smallest that will be available might be a 15.4. Who will offer that kind of configuration is beyond me at this point, likely HP, MIS, ASUS, Gateway or maybe (dare I hope?) Fujitsu/Siemens.
I am in the market for a laptop. I am by no means wealthy, but I am willing to put money into getting something that will serve my current and potential needs.
Whatever I decide on I will customize it so it has the most RAM and fastest processor possible.
I really want something light. I don't take my laptop with me everywhere, but I do move around the house a lot. My laptop is almost always with me. All I really use one for right now is for email, internet research, music and I use Excel and Word for work. But I am getting more and more into digital photography, and I would like to make flyers, brochures and other types of documents too. Rather than get a laptop that serves my very minimal needs, I think I'd rather get one that I can grow into. Who knows what I might want to get into if I have a laptop that will introduce me to other fun technologies and other uses.
Right now, I am considering a Vaio or a MacBook Pro.
I have never worked too much on an Apple. However, I love my iPod and I have heard so many wonderful things about the quality of apple computers...and they're so purty! I have always been super impressed with Apple's customer service too. That is not the case with other computer and software companies in my experience. I love the MacBook's pull away cord and the lightness for its size. I really love the feel of the keyboard as well. Also, and this is a very stupid reason, I really want to learn something new.
Basically, I would love to know what kind of laptop you folks would get if you could get ANY laptop.