Hey, I'm Caitlin and I live in Australia. I want to get a laptop for Christmas that is compatiable for Sims 2 and it's expansion packs to run smoothly. I have a budget, but any reccomendations will do thanks! But the other week I went around to retailers with my system requirements written down on a piece of paper, and checked out a few notebooks. I found this ASUS, that was the cheapest, but still had all the requirments I need. But I went on the Sims 2 website, and some people there suggested that I still find one with more RAM and better graphics. The ASUS laptop contains: -Dual Core 1.6 -512mb RAM -80gb hard drive -256mb graphics (go 7300) -DVD D/L burner -Wirless bluetooth -Webcam -15:4" screen -Windows XP Now, I'll be using Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open for Buisness, Pets.. and one of the holiday expansion packs. I've lurked this site for a while, and I now know you're all good with the recommendations and help, so I'd appreciate it if I can have a bit of help to find a laptop that will be compatiable for the games to run smoothly and all. Much appreciated, thanks!