I will first start off by saying when it comes to electronics I am no where near the pro like most of you, so hopefully some guidance will be giving and I appreciate. What do you guys look for in a laptop depending on your purpose? Is it just rem size or what exactly? Reason I ask is because I am in need of laptop. Currently my use for this laptop would be to back up my phone, iTunes for my music, some internet surfing, and pictures. Depending on future things in my life I may need to use it for word or excel. So what things should one look at with this usage? One can easily get caught up and just go to a local Walmart and see a laptop for $299 and think “that’s perfect!” But not know it’s crap.