I am hoping to go and live abroad in the next couple of years and before i go want to get a laptop so i can do stuff but what should be the mimimum spec? i know things may change in 2 years and generally the spec may increase but as of now just to give me an idea please? I am thinking laptop as i may move around initially and i know that i have the option of using my mobile to connect to the internet if needed. This is what i would like to be able to do to give an idea of spec needed. Burn dvds- either just to copy or home stuff connect to internet a lot of the stuff such as excel etc in a std package i wouldnt have a use for but i would want powerpoint and word. To play back movies possibly Mainly i think i may use it to download my camcorder , edit and then burn to dvd. so i know i will need firewire connection, soundcard, 120 gb hd ? after this i get a bit stuck! any suggestions as to a spec?