for all the os x fanboys out there - why not load os x on your cheap pc? plenty of how to guides on the web. then you have leopard on cheap hardware.
and before i get lambasted as not being an apple cultist and 'close to jobs' - i have a mbp. its nice. it is also significantly over-priced.
you dont need a good laptop
just get a big hdd and the best battery you can afford.
Screen size is personal choice. 17" is a bit bulky in my opinion. Ive got a 13.5"
dot buy anything with a CoreDuo
get a Core2Duo instead.
The original Duo doesnt support 64 bit, which will be the future.
well most laptops wont play the sims2
it doesnt run on intel integrated graphics