Help needed. An old friend (serving) has asked for my advice buying a laptop. His isn't that technically savvy, but he is a grown up and needs the laptop to run office productivity software and watch the odd movie. He wants to run Windows and there's no debate on that, apparently. Also, no gaming. His wishlist includes: 17 inch widescreen Able to watch movies Cope with Windows Vista Store a good chunk of photo, music, other files. I run Apple computers at home so I'm a little out of touch with what's on offer out there. I was looking at Dell last night and a well-speced Studio 17 seemed like a real bargin. The XPS 17xx on the other hand were mighty pricey. I'm not really after a geeky tech debate on which graphics card he should be using. Just sensible advice based on your own experience. Budget around a grand, but would happily go Â£250 either way if persuaded.