Well, it's my mum in Ireland who's looking for a new laptop, since her old one has gone to that big junkyard in the sky. Typical of mothers, she knows very little about computers, so she asked my help in picking one out for her. Well, I gave a few specs to look for and she emails me about the VAIO VGN-NR21Z/S Notebook. It's quite powerful at around €1'000, so I know she's willing to spend that much on it. But if I can find one just as good for less, or even find a better one for the same price, so much the better. There's also an Acer Aspire 5613 on eBay Ireland (the only laptop of note in those auctions), which seems like a strong sucker. I kinda expected the price to be higher; maybe there's something I'm missing. I'd feel a lot more comfortable if I had your blessing for either of these, or I'm all ears if you have an alternative. Lord knows there are far too many laptops for me to browse on the U.K. auctions. Any recommendations?