Hi, I'm looking to buy a lap top somewhere in price between £300.00 & £800.00 I can''t afford or have any real interest in a Mac - unless someone can persuade me otherwise and i'm not overly interested in a Sony as they seem over priced. At the moment i'm leaning towards a HP Pavillion DV6 or DV7 range Laptop. I'd like it to be able to do a bit of mild video editing (nothing HD just You tube vids or SD TV). So do I need to get an i5 Processor or i7 or would I be OK with a Pentium or i3. I was also wondering if I buy an i5 processor would it run Outlook express ? as I know it does not work on Window 7 as such - but I wondered if the stated ability to run Legacy programmes on an i5 processor makes any difference. What features have people found super handy to have or missed not having that I need to consider. Low end I'm thinking an modestly cheap PACKARD BELL one with Paintshop Pro Element 9 included and an OLD FASHIONED Pentium Processor (the one below the i3) and mid range something like a hp Dv6 i5 or if I could find a decent price an i7 HP DV7. Any tips or thoughts would be welcome or suggestions of other manufactures to research. I've got an Acer Aspire One Netbook I'm using at the mo and it's perfectly fine if a little slow at loading sometimes on websites but its not so bad as to make me not consider acer for a bigger PC laptop. I'm considering 15"-17" sizes good battery life is essential, i'd also prefer a number pad if possible. Feedback welcome.