So I searched and saw a thread like this one posted about every year. Since it's been a year, I figure I'll go ahead and put the question out once again: any good laptop recommendations? My current laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE 14") has served me pretty well for about five years. I've replaced the battery twice and now this one doesn't hold a charge. The system runs pretty slow (takes several minutes to boot-up). Now, it's doing this thing where the screen gets scrambled and the system freezes if the computer is jostled in the slightest. The only way to restore it is to unplug and restart. Since I'm about to get some money back from the IRS, I was thinking I would replace my laptop. Here's what I'd like to mainly use a new system for: - Writing - Publishing (church bulletins) - Bible Study (mostly Logos) - Reading - Audio Editing (sermons) - Photo Editing (family pictures and social media, for the church) - Video Editing (home movies and possibly social media, for the church) Here are some of my top considerations for a new system: - Good battery life, for working in a variety of places at home, in the office, or around town. - Portability, not too large or heavy, but still big enough to be used as my main working system. Probably 13 to 14 inch screen. - Durability, to withstand some abuse from being around kids and travel by plane. - Affordability, hopefully not much more than $600. So, with all that in mind, do you have any top-rated brands or product lines that I should look into? Any really good bargains right now? What are some of you other pastors using? Are there any pastors that have been successfully using tablet-type computers with little keyboards for your main work system? Thanks in advance for any counsel you may have. Blessings!