I currently have windows xp pro sp2 on my computer, and I am looking to buy a laptop which is 10x faster than my desktop. It will have a P4 3.6GHZ HT, 2MB L2, 800MHZ FSB, 100GB HD, DVD BURNER, 3GB RAM, NVIDIA GEFORCE 7800GTX 256MB VIDEO CARD, with a choice of an internal TV Tuner/recorder with remote control, but then it asks me if I wanted the one for XP Pro or the One for Media Center edition which will cost me an xtra 100 dollars (no big deal). I am using this PC tipically for multi tasking, and to decommission my desktop. I will be doing school work, Moderate Gaming (BF2, DOOM 3, FEAR), DVD Burning, Photo and Video Editing (lots of it), music downloading with an alternate wireless hook-up to send the signal to my home stereo receiver, record some tv shows....pretty much lots of everything. I have heard that Media Center is right for the entertainment part of it, but that it will have compatibility issues with Games.....is that true? or bs? Can someone give me a bit of advice as to which O.S. i will be better off with?