PART 1 My printer wouldn't feed properly, so I entered the symptoms into Google. Obviously, it was due to one of the kids pulling the paper back through the machine while it was printing - this caused a sensor to bend. Bent sensor = repair and downtime = cheaper to buy a new printer. BUT NO! Puttees thought he could open the printer, bend the sensor back and save a few quid. It took a while to find all the screws that held it together (and on completion had 2 screws left, so had to open it all up again) but I couldn't find anything wrong - apart from a woodlouse carcass jammed between two bits of plastic. Removed woodlouse, put back together (eventually) and it seems to be working perfectly. YIPPEE! Up yours, geeks. You didn't think of that, did you? PART 2 Now, being aware that ARRSE geeks are of a totally different calibre to internet geeks, I need help in making a decision. I'm faced with buying my daughter a laptop for her university work. I don't know why her current laptop isn't up to the job, but hey - what do I know? I've narrowed it down to two choices, both Toshiba. One is the L500-1DT T3000 4GB 320GB 15.6", the other is the L300-29W T4200 3GB 250GB 15.4". The former has a 50 minute longer battery life, bigger RAM and hard drive and a numeric keypad, but the other has (according to the internet geeks) a better processor and is 300g lighter. The first has Windows 7, the other has a free user-installed upgrade to Windows 7. There's not a significant difference in price.. So, is the difference in processors that relevant? Will the additional RAM outweigh that difference?