The laptop I use was given to me back in 2010, I know it was a couple of years old already. I keep forgetting its age because it's been dressed up in win7 for a couple of years now. The battery is now screwed and will cut out if unplugged for more than 10 minutes. I've found myself using it much less since I got my iPad but I definitely need a laptop because it's what I use to make the videos I upload to YouTube, plus the mobile verse of YouTube is just wank and lacking all the features I use such as auto playlists and being able to respond to comments. I'd like to buy a laptop that could play some games with great graphics like Skyrim for example, I'd love to take advantage of the modding community for that game. Who knows, maybe a PC would be better for me, I just don't have a desk to be sat at. Would it be viable to have a gaming PC sitting next to the comfy chair in the games room and have it plays through the HDTV so I can essentially use my console gaming seating set up. I've done a similar thing in the last with my laptop, I had the keyboard on my lap, the mouse on the arm of the chair, but my laptop was connected with the VGA(?) as my laptop has no HDMI outputs. This could be my foray into the world of PC gaming.