You didn't give specifics on brand, but... Dells: Cheaper up front, but tend to break very often. Expect to bring it in for repairs or a good tuneup at least every year, if not more. Also options are quite expensive, but they have a lot to choose from. Toshiba: A bit more expensive then a Dell, but they last. They have great power, but options tend to be a bit limited on most models. HP: Most expensive, and you might have to go in for repair. These laptops are great for gamers though, as they have great graphics power. All in all it depends on the parts you put in it, but the choice in brand is up to you.