Well folks, I'm in the market for a new laptop. I'm looking for a Windows unit to take over as my primary laptop from my current computer. I'm currently running a Mac (iBook G4, OS 10.4, 1.42GHz PowerPC) and am new to Windows machines. I've used 'em, but I dunno much about the system software, especially GUIs in general. I'm looking for a computer that will handle just about anything I can throw at it for a couple years, with the exception of some of the new games(Oblivion, Crysis System, etc). These are the minimum requirements I have come up with so far. Screen-15"-17" widescreen, 1440x900 or better Processor-2.4 GHz or better Hard drive-250GB RAM-2GB or better Video card-256MB DVD+/-RW drive best wireless card I can find I'm looking for suggestions on that, and also what platform to get. I'm leaning toward the Dell XPS series, but I'm open to suggestions. Anyone think I ought to wipe Vista off and install XP?