I'm looking for either 15" or a 17" notebook that will run Vista Ultimate with all the bells and whistles Resolution must be at least 1440x900 for a 15" or 1680x1050 for a 17" model. It must have an Intel processor and nVidia graphics, because I might use it for Linux in the near future (and Linux works best on Intel and nVidia hardware). It's for normal home use (web, Office, Photoshop/Premier elements) and it needs to be powerful enough to play one of the latest games (I know it's not out yet, but Starcraft 2 springs to mind). I've been hearing all sorts of stories about the different brands (positive feedback for IBM Thinkpad, Asus, so-so feedback for Dell, Sony, negative feedback for HP and Packard Bell). So, which one to choose ? Is the T61 really as good as its price tag would have you believe or should I settle for Dell or another brand ?