Check into Asus, Acer and Lenovo brands and then find the specs you like. I suggest to stay away from Compaq, HP and possibility Gateway as well, though they have good models, having one for 4yrs. is a real test. The best for durability and ruggedness is a Panasonic or Fujitsu brand but they cost much more. I have an Acer and it pretty much has what you mentioned but no finger-reader as most don't. good luck
so I'm a first year university student looking for a laptop and I'm totally lost. The IT office recommends a 2GHz processor, Vista, 2 GB Ram, 14 or 15" screen, and 802.11 b/g wireless network card, plus I want something with decent battery life, a thin-and-light with a webcam and fingerprint reader. I know that this describes THE stereotypical mainstream laptop, but I'm hoping someone will have a few personal picks or something? Just something that you've used and like, or just something that didn't suck? Thanks!