OK... so Im going to ask those that have already been babysitting me on this laptop thing for a little more patience... Here is my latest round of dumb questions where I need the resident tech gurus to help me with the usual great advice and info. that you all so generously share. Ive been reading that the new upcoming series of Intel CPUs, the Ivy Bridge, will bring a rather moderate jump in raw power and speed (less than 10%), but will have a very relevant power savings vs. the current generation Sandy Bridge CPUs. Since Im looking to buy a somewhat higher-endish laptop, and want to hold it for at least 4 years, Im thinking that the power savings component of these new chips is probably worth the wait..... or...?