My laptop is dying, I'm afraid. It's a Dell Inspiron 1420, and has a 220 GB hard drive. I've had it going on two years. I'm going to be getting a new laptop soon.
Here's what I use it for: chatting, web surfing, word documents, video-making (as in Windows Movie Maker videos that I upload to Youtube), and listening to music. I'm also on it about 12 hours/day.
Here are the complaints I have about the Dell: it crashes frequently and gets hot very, very fast.
I don't need a large screen--the one I have is 11" or so, I usually keep it plugged in wherever I am just because it's easier to see the screen that way, so battery life isn't really an issue either.
What kind of laptop do you have? Do you like it? What issues do you have with it? Any recommendations for a brand? What should I be looking for in a laptop to do the above listed without much trouble?