Well, I've got finally fixated on a laptop. To make my life miserable, I've picked up a top of the range sony vaio (the SZ1XP/C to be precise). It's supposed to have a life of 5-7 hours which is good for me when travelling to Milan. It's also a Sony, which means that lots of it's features are not supported on linux. HA!
Let's hope X works :)
-- This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog