I'm thinking of getting a new laptop. Among other things I"m trying to decide between either getting Vista or Media Center. I like the idea of having my laptop as my entertainment hub. And I guess that's what it's going to be, mostly. Alot of school/work. But, I don't know if I can afford the 500 dollar HD drive, so would that make Media Center useless to me essentially? Besides movies etc, I plan to play games on it probably TV. I know that Vista has a lot of bugs and everyone is telling me to wait. But the thing is, I don't have enough money (definitly not after this laptop) to upgrade to Vista 2-4 years down the line after the kinks are worked out. So that's really all the Vista has going for me right now. I haven't extensively researched Vista so I'll admit any opinion I have is crap. So thoughts? What I'm planning to get is either th HP dv9000t, Toshiba G35 or the Fujitsu N6420 (I think that's the model number) TY all so very much. EDIT: Is there a Vista media center? I'm not even sure if XP media center is available for the HP.