Stuff I want:
- For one thing, it has to not overheat all the time. No giant fan on the bottom, I guess.
- Its primary use will be for web-related stuff and writing. Secondary use will be gaming.
- I'd prefer sticking with a PC with Windows XP, for the sake of familiarity. I've heard the "Macs rule" and "Linux rules" speeches a bajillion times before. But I generally dislike change, unless I can't take it any longer.
- Cost-wise, I guess I'll have to do more research on how much laptops cost these days (I bought my old one almost 4 years ago), but uh... something between kinda-inexpensive (no more cheap-ass crappy laptops) and medium price.
I'm also considering learning some type of programming, but I know very little about it.