I realise this is Mac Rumors, but I trust you people more than most, so: My family needs a basic Windows laptop. My father uses Macs exclusively, but the rest of the family uses PC's and the kids need certain Windows programs. I know that many of you will try and convince me to "switch" them over to a Mac, but that won't happen so don't even bother trying. They just need a very basic laptop that'll survive use and abuse and will last for a few years. In terms of specs, they're not really important as they won't use many intensive programs. I've heard that IBM's are pretty good... any other suggestions? Oh... and no Dells or Gateways.