I'm looking for a laptop to use for net (wireless when away and ethernet for at home), SD DVD and video file playback, and some games. Basically I'd like a dual core (2ghz clock or greater), 2gb of ram, winXP and no preloaded software required. I have no idea what graphics I'd get away with, as I don't understand what the graphics cards in laptops are capable of. My highest gameplay requirement will be Red Alert 3 which I'd like to be able to play at either low or medium, no higher is required as I won't be playing games on it that much. The only other games I'd play on it would be the older RTS's like all the older command and conquer games. What budget am I looking at and would I get away with a x3100 shared, or what graphics would I be looking for for this requirements?? thanks tris EDIT: just for info, when I play any games it's usually just 1024x768 which would help with a lesser powerful card.