"I need a new laptop, mainly for browsing, programming, AutoCad, and a bit of low-stress gaming. I've been checking out options from HP and ASUS, but everything just starts to run together after awhile. I'm looking to spend between $500 and $1,000, and it just simply needs to work. Any opinions?"
Oh yes Karl, we're sure there will be opinions. And after you've dropped your own, feel free to send over a question that's been nagging you to ask at engadget dawt com.