Looking at 2 different laptops.
I mostly use my computer for the internet and movies, but my current laptop is on it's way out and the 1 GB of RAM never did cut it. And the battery life has always sucked on it less than 2 hrs I'd say.
I will also most likely need to hook it up to a plasma/LCD TV for powerpoint. Not many laptops seem to have S-Video anymore, but what is the difference b/w HDMI and VGA?
HD space is important because I have a lot of movies/shows on my computer, though external HDs are cheap.
Here are the 2 I'm looking at.
$500- Decent specs, but bad battery life.
$700- Great specs, but $200 more, and awesome battery life just under 7 hrs
It would be nice to save $200, and I've heard HPs like to heat up, I know my current one does (though I use a cooling pad now).