hi guys. i am a computer science student in PESIT bangalore and i am planning to get a laptop. i want atleast 1.7GHz, 40 GB, Win XP Pro(plus linux.. that would be cool or else i can always install myself), DVD/CDRW, 256 MB RAM and the rest of the usual stuff. i may get a laptop for WiFi but i am a bit unsure about the price.. also a desktop with a WiFi card would be nice but its not neccessary... any of you guys have experience in buying a similar PC, please share it with me. i am new in india and i don't know the costs here. also anyone in bangalore,please tell me any good computer shop. thanks munim PS: Assembled is enough for me... i don't need branded. ---- EDITED----- ok guys, i am also willing to get an AMD processor as long as it can run macromedia software and a few games... i don't want very good performance for games... i am not a game freak. a thought.. linux will work fine on an AMD right?