I am in desperate need of upgrading my laptop. Currently I am running an older HP workstation class laptop, unsure of the exact specs other than an Nvidia Quadra video card, 17 inch screen, 3GB RAM and 120GB HD. The laptop is about 4 years old. I am moving to laptop only for my workspace, and would love to continue use a larger one (i.e. 17 inch screen). Currently I only do photo-processing, but I should be moving into the realm of small video (1080P at 2 to 5 minutes in length with minimal processing. I have my eyes on both a Lenovo and HP units with quad-core Intel i7 processors and dual hard drives. But, how does Toshiba compare in quality in their current products. Everyone I know, myself included, has had the screen die on theirs in two years. But, I haven't seen anyone with a newer one to compare notes on that one. And, for the most part, the unit will be placed on a desk and just sit there. My netbook meets the needs for most of my day to day mobility needs.