After 3 loyal years, I think it's about time to replace my current laptop with a new one. The problem is, there are so many more options around since last time I researched a laptop, I'm not quite as sure where to find the best deal.
I'm not going to be running Windows on this machine--it will get Gentoo as soon as I have the chance to run the installation. Therefore, bundled software packages mean nothing, and if I can eliminate them to save money, so much the better.
Additionally, I want an Nvidia graphics card. Those of you with an ATI card running Linux know why: ATI sucks in Linux.
I don't care about processor speed, but I'd like something modern that will last me another 3+ years easily. I'd also like at least 1GB of RAM. Battery life is paramount, followed by screen size, resolution, and quality. I won't be running games on this machine, so I don't need a powerful graphics adapter.
I don't care about weight, dimensions, or anything like that.