Windows 7 is right around the corner, and I in the market for a laptop. I enjoyed aspects of the Mac laptops, but overall I was disappointed in the bad Windows drivers and I am not looking for anything fancy. I don't need anything incredibly fast, as all I will be doing is web browsing, Youtube/Hulu full screen videos, hold my music, and run old games from 2002 and older. Even though the Intel integrated graphics probably would work, it is better to be safe then sorry, so I have been looking for a laptop that has atleast the nVidia 9300/9400M graphics or something equivalent from ATI, like the HD 4330. I want something that has great battery life, isn't bulky, and is portable. I was going to buy the HP Mini 311 - an 11 inch netbook with the requirements I need since it has the 9400M, but I decided I would like to have an optical drive, and carrying a portable drive would ruin the point. Another one that interests me a lot is the Acer Timeline series. It basically has everything I need, optical drives, a Core 2 Solo which is still more than I need, and it is incredibly thin and good looking with great battery life. The only problem is it has Intel integrated graphics. With the coming of Windows 7, are computer manufacturers hold off on updating their laptops? Is there any laptops that are similar to the Timeline series that is less than 600 bucks? Thanks!