Tag, but I would also like to note that in other industries, it's assumed that you're spending 60% of your time on projects and 40% on overhead (dept. meetings, training, etc).
Thank you to everyone for responding - a couple more questions.
1. How important is it to have 1, 2, or 3 year warranty and/or protection plan? I can get a 3 year one with Dell but for the same price range only 1 year with Lenovo.
2. How important is the "rpm"? The Dell is 80GB harddrove and 7300rpm and the Lenovo 80GB is only 5200rpm - will I even notice the difference? I mainly use word and email and internet, but have a large number of word files open at once.
Thank you thank you for your help, I really don't know much about computers!