Thanks for all the input, I just brought the current machine to a shop and it turns out that it is possible that ESD did affect the machine but at the moment it only looks like it shorted the battery. The particular model that I current have will run direct from the outlet without the battery, I didn't know this. Thanks again, Bob -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Chris Dempsey Sent: 11/26/2007 5:32 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] OT: Need a new laptop for development... I've had a couple of high end Asus laptops [currently run a VX2S - 2.2ghz santa rosa, 2gb, 160gb, blueray etc.]. Still use a 6 year old Asus in the production room, solidly built and never missed a beat, highly recommended. Chris. -----Original Message----- Can anyone make a suggestion as to a good brand, excellent graphics capability, and a work horse machine? -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !