A week or so ago, my laptop died. Some playing around determined the video card, a Quadro NVS 140M, was mostly dead. Since the laptop was 5 years old, I decided to strip it for parts, sell the rest, and get a swanky new laptop. Which was when I discovered that at some point computer manufacturers had decided that the place to cut costs was in the screen. Since my laptop is my primary photo editing and organizing platform, and since I had wedding pictures I wanted to get up, this change made me particularly unhappy. Then a wonderful thing happened: a sale! So now I have a new laptop in the mail to me, with a quad core i7, 8GB of RAM, and a swanky video card as well, not to mention a 1080p screen. We'll see how it goes - I'm not going to name the brand just yet - we'll see if the computer actually works out before naming any names.