I know nothing about electronics. Honestly, I can't even put music on my mp3 player without my kid's help. My son wants a laptop for Christmas, and I will get him one because he'll need it for college next year anyway. The money he makes working this summer will pay for his books and expenses for next year. So, most likely I would buy him this anyway, now it will be his Christmas gift. If he asked me for a shirt, great, I can find the best deal. I need your help. I think I might get him one that I saw in the Staples ad that starts tomorrow, but really, I don't know 1 THING about the best one for the money. Do any of you? Any input would help. Radio Shack? Best Buy?........Cyber Monday? or should I wait? Thank you.