Hope its not in the wrong forum, i am usually talking about modding, instead of laptops, but i once (two or three months ago) put a question on the general forum and it took 4 days for anybody to say anything. haha, well... i know the people here and not anyone on any of the others and hoped i could get a quick response (which you all are wonderful for!!) and that it would be people i know.
With regards to chillmats, yes, it definately sounds like the thing to get!!
And as to desktop vs laptop, yes, you are right, the things you get on a desktop usually are higher end for the same money as a laptop, but the chance of having it for myself and moveable is really what im hoping for, that and of course that it could run Sins alright.
As to editors, i typically use notepad, i know lots of sophisticated modders use a lot of other stuff, but im not use to those things, notepad has been fine, long time to do stuff, granted, but i still feel comfortable with it.
Phalnax811 says he will play it til it catches on fire and let me know!! Haha - ROTFL - LOL!!! - That was Great!!!!!
Of course, dont really do that, haha, i would hate to have you lose your laptop in a silly test for me!!! But you really had a great line there!!! I almost fell off the chair laughing.
As to screen resolution, i think its a 15.6, a little wide, but its not like i will be lugging it around all the time, mostly around the house, and 15.6 is sooooooo great for movies!! The memory is a little low, and it is vista, but i thought i could lower everything, you know? Like go plain desktop, go standard instead of the aero thing, and cut out all the startup stuff, well.. haha, all except what it absolutely has to have. Then i think i will be ok.
Harpo, it is good to hear the 48 hour thing, but i dont think it will be on quite that long!! Haha, but its nice to know.
And Justin, i will avoid pillows at all costs!!!!! Get out of here Pillows!!!!
I appreciate everyone's suggestions and help, Thank You!!!!! It helps alot. i just didnt know for sure if it was ok, you know, as a full time replacement for my old computer, and it sounds like everyone has a laptop!!!!
Thanks again to everyone for all the help, take care and thank you, will let you know when im back, but then with classes starting this week, it may be a bit, will let you know though!!
Karma for everyone!!!
Take care and keep Modding!!!!!