EDIT: If you do not want to read why I want a new laptop, just scroll down to the link in this post and post your opinion on the machine I want. Thanks Ok, so here is my situation. I have a laptop, and it is still under the Best Buy extended warrenty that I purchased. However, the screen is busted, and the guy who sold me the warrenty lied to me (Gee, a bestbuy employee lying? Unheard of! hahaha). Long story short, in order to get my laptop fixed, I need to pay them $100 to backup my data, and they will wipe my harddrive, and I won't see the laptop for 8-12 weeks. (or, I don't pay, they still wipe my harddrive, and I am left with nothing) I gave them the option of sending JUST the screen away to be fixed (seriously, if I had the part I could install it myself..) Because my current laptop is used mainly as a media center, and is 85% if the time hooked up to my TV via HDMI. Who needs a screen when you have 42inches of 1080p? I also do some work at home via remote access. Now I don't have to do this, but I get paid for it, and sometimes I have an hour or 2 to spare to get some work done once a week or so. Ok, thats a lot of explaining about my old laptop. Works fine, but screen busted. Now onto my dillema. Should I replace the above with this: AllAsus (A division of Star Tech) This thing is a BEAST! I only know one person with an ASUS, and he has had 0 issues with it. My current laptop is an ACER. So... what do you guys think? Buy the new beast, or stick with the old broken one and deal with it? (not giving Bestbuy my Money ever again) Also, I will be going to Best Buy and getting my money back for the warrenty on the old laptop because they lied to me. Also, Congrats to anybody who read all of this! haha. Thanks!