Need a new laptop for work apps (loads of windows open so multi-tasking needed), plus DVD playback and photo/video editing, no serious gaming, portability not a priority. Benchmark to beat is a SONY VGN-AR51E at best price 630 quid. Rock and Toshiba unknown quanties to me. I am right in thinking that getting the OS/software disks is not the norm now? I was thinking to get Vista delivered, but run my XP Pro for 6 months until Vista SP1 comes out then install it, but all SW seems to be on a disk partition which kind of kills that idea.. Any thoughts wise ones?