So, I'm going back to university next week and have decided that a new laptop is in order. My Toshiba is 5 years old and while it still works fairly well, the battery is hooped, so it is not portable. I intend to get another Toshiba, but I want the most bang for my buck. One question is whether I will get another notebook, or whether I will get a netbook - which is much cheaper and is loaded with XP rather than Vista, but apparently lacks an optical drive. I don't want to spend more than $800 Canadian. Thoughts?