Brief history... my brand new laptop got stolen about 6 weeks ago. I'm getting a new one. I ordered a Dell and it was supposed to be in my hands about 20-23 days later (ordered on the 1st, in hands by the 23rd). It then got pushed back to the 27th, then 30th, then i get a call on August 30th and they say its new expected delivery date was the 27th of September. I called Dell and told them to cram it, and they lost me as a customer (my last 5 computers have been dells, and am a computer consultant and recomended Dell which I will no longer ever do). I was thinking Toshiba/HP, and found this laptop when searching: Toshiba Satellite X205-S9349 and also this one HP Pavilion dv9500t . Both laptops are roughly equivelent with the Toshiba taking the edge since it has the Nvidia 8700M vidcard vs 8600M on the HP. Here are the two deciding factors: 1) Anyone have any good or bad things to say about the laptop mfrs (HP vs Toshiba) 2) The HP one offers Windows Vista Ultimate (64bit) - very important to my job (You can only set up IIS in Ultimate). Has anyone got the opportunity to use both Home Professional and Ultimate... and noticed any significant differences? Any help would be appriciated!