Budget is no more than £350 15" - 16" screen. 1366x768 seems pretty standard for this sort of size. The less reflective the better I guess. Not hugely concerned about picture quality but obviously the best I can afford! When it comes to laptops I don't really know which brands are most reliable - any of them can potentially break and after 2 or 3 years will probably start overheating anyway! Sony's are expensive so probably out the question, same for Macs. Any model which is known for overheating and making men infertile is a no-go. Preferably new or ex display model etc Wanted for mainly everyday use - email, MS office, web browsing, streaming tv. But hopefully capable of handling photoshop, flash etc. reasonably well. Don't need it for gaming, have a good desktop for that anyway. Preferably windows 7, which I can install anyway. Ideally 3+ hours of battery life minimum. Having looked around this is reasonable i think. Not too fussy about how "cool" it looks. Minimum 320gb. 2gb RAM minimum, but more would be good. DVD-RW drive. Bluetooth is a bonus, same with webcam i guess. I think that covers everything. I've found a few models that might fit the bill. The samsungs look promising, and I have a samsung TV+monitor which have been reliable so far, but haven't made up my mind. I haven't posted enough to post links yet but the ones that have caught my eye a bit are lenovo g555+b550. samsung rv510+r540. and dell inspiron 1545 Thanks for any help you can offer!