After 5 years of limping along using an old Dell Latitude P120 laptop at work, (actually I haven't even used it all that much ever since getting a PDA and keyboard), I was finally able to get work to buy me a new laptop. It's a Dell Inspiron 5150 (most everything around here is a Dell...hard to buy anything but Dell), and it's pretty sweet. Running at 1400x1050, it feels like there's hectares of screen space. Takes some time to move the mouse around the screen with the touch pad though. I'm looking forward to experimenting with interfacing the laptop with some of my meters to expedite the data collection process. All I need to do is find a Serial to USB cable and I'll be set.