Greeitings there. X-posted after waiting for a day.(am in a hurry) today(2-07-05) i happen to see a few laptops.(Acer-TravelMate 4150, Acer-TravelMate 2355,Compaq M2015AP,Lenovo 2887 LQ3,Lenovo 1834 LQ3) i like's them all. here's a few Q's i like to have answers.. 1. Difference between a) limited hardware warranty(Lenovo) b) customer carry in limited hardware global warranty(Lenovo) c) onsite warranty(Lenovo) 2. why is so that a USB FDD is priced differently aby different brands? say acer's cost 1000/- Compaq's is 1800/- and Lenovo's cost 2700/- 3. Same is with a DDR RAM. 4. Is the HDD rpm difference visible? 5. what ports/network connectivity should one go for? there are a number of them being offered.. say 6-in-1 reader/bluetooth/wi-fi/parallel/serial/USB(how many are worth?) So what combination fits in for say 3-4 years(being too optimistic) 6. What to go for intel/AMD? Also what would you choose from Lenovo/Compaq/Acer. Among the ones a saw, the price difference is not much except the Acer-2355(30K), the rest are around 48K(~3K). the reason i ask this is ACER is feature rich. i don know how much a 6-in-1 reader costs and its pluggability in any non-ACER laptop. I prefer the Lenovo R series model, but it has less feature.but lotsa features good for first time laptop users. So am confused but just at the point of buying.kindly help. thanks, rohit.