My little Sony Vaio is about to bite the dust, and I am currently in the market for a new laptop. I've already decided I'm not going to get another Sony, but I'm not entirely sure what I want to get. I've been trying to look at reviews, but all the fucking Apple fanboys out there are annoying the piss out of me. I don't want a freaking Apple anything! So, basically I'm trying to get a general idea of which brands are the best as far as longevity, support, and most importantly price! There's a nice little store where I live that has laptops fairly reasonable, and I've narrowed my list down to three brands; Asus, Lenova, and Toshiba. My husband is biased. He currently has an Asus, which he's had for the past 4 years, that has not had any major problems. He's never had to replace the hard drive (I've replaced the HD on my Vaio twice in the past year. =/) Only the battery needs replaced. I've heard some pretty good things about Lenova, but I'm kind of biased too, since the one that I'm eyeing up has a pretty, rainbow colored backlit keyboard (Yes, it's absolutely pointless, but apparently I can't take my eyes off shiny things!). Lastly is Toshiba. We had one in the past that was pretty decent. The hard drive was faulty when we first bought it, and they replaced it without any issues. After that, there was no problems at all. It was durable, and from what I remember of it, didn't really cost us an arm and a leg. (It was stolen, so I have no idea how long it would have lasted before it needed worked on. =/) Mind you, I'm not a big huge gaming freak. I play games, but I don't exactly care what they look like. As long as I can play them, and they're not super laggy, I'm good. Most of my time on my computer is spent watching videos (Currently on a Stephen King Movie marathon, working my way through them in alphabetical order. I'm on Bag of Bones right now. =D Next is my Monty Python marathon!) So, if anyone could help me out and offer a suggestion, or tell me that the ones I have in mind are complete rubbish and I should look somewhere else, I'm all ears! Because doing a search for information in this case leads to knowing but a lot of Apple ass kissers, and I absolute HATE Apple!