The laptop I'm on now is about 6 years old, the motherdrive is about to go on me again, the battery no longer works, the screen has this weird bright "splash" effect on the bottom-right corner, it's physically breaking down, and it's no longer running that fast even after all the different tune-up's I run every week. (I'm glad I've saved everything on flash drives and on Carbonite) I think it's time a for a new computer! I want to have no trouble playing games like Civilization, the new Sim City about to come out, the Sims, Age of Empires, Lord of the Rings Online, and maybe The Old Republic once it goes free. And still compatible with old, classic games like Civilization II, Test of Time, Alpha Centauri/Alien Crossfire, Sim City 3000 Unlimited, Age of Mythology, etc. I'd like to stick to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office, especially since I have to take another class on spreadsheets/Excel this semester, and do a few more Powerpoint presentations for my MBA classes. So something that works well with those progams. A decent webcam would be nice (this one doesn't have any), and something that's good with playing DVD's. Is there anything else a "modern" laptop should have? Any specs I should make sure it meets? I know the price tag can't go over $800, that's the max. Something around $500-700 would be much better too. Hopefully something that could last another 5 years for me. Anyone have any suggestions???