I've decided on the laptop I'm going to get, as soon as I find the money.... Dell Inspiron 8000 (link may not work) with a 700 Mhz processor, 15" Ultra XGA display, free second 59 whr batter, 256 MB memory, 20 GB drive, 8X DVD, real modem, and 10/100 network card. Totaly cost varies between $2,900 and $3,100 depending on options. I haven't decided on what service plan to get--- is the one you get by default good enough? And is a 20 GB drive large enough? My /usr partition is 4.3 gb, my home directory is 1.5 gb, my mp3s are 16 gb. I don't need all those mp3s, but I do need to put Windows on there too. I'm only using 7 gb on my windows machine with everything I could ever use installed. So 10 gb for windows, and 10 gb for linux, and yeah.... I should go with the 32 GB drive... definitely.
Okay, done dreaming. Back to cleaning my room and getting stan up and running.