So in 2006 I went shopping for a new laptop and bought a 15 inch Toshiba laptop. The laptop was 500 dollars and had anything above the specifications a MacBook at the time had. While the specs were great, everything else was terrible. The battery was terrible, the screen was terrible, the keyboard was terrible, and finally it broke down and I bought a MacBook Pro, the Penryn models because I decided to try something new. While that experience was AMAZING, I felt that Mac OS X's premium price just wasn't worth it, and I didn't need that much of a computer. I sold it to my brother 2 months ago. Flash forward to today, waiting for Windows 7 to come out before I buy a laptop, I just bought an HP DM3 with the specs in my signature for 500 dollars. It is amazing so far! The build quality is amazing, the speed is great, the battery is great so far, and overall I am very happy. The aluminum body is great too. The only thing I don't like about it was that the fan is kind of loud but it isn't too much of a problem. Just wanted to recommend the HP DM3 for anyone who wants a small, but still somewhat powerful laptop.