I am considering getting a new notebook computer - Dell Inspiron 1720 or Inspiron 1520. All things being equal, I would prefer the 1720 because of the bigger screen, except that I want to get it running Windows XP, and it seems that Dell does not support that option for the 1720. There appear to be some people that may have gutted it out and assembled the XP drivers themselves, but it seems from my Google results that it was quite a difficult task, and perhaps not something that would be recommended. So my questions are these: Has anyone bought a Dell Inspiron 1720 notebook and successfully got it running using Windows XP Professional? If so, were you satisfied with the machine? Were there any downsides with the 1720? Was it too heavy? Would you recommend it? Has anyone bought a Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook with Windows XP Professional on it? If so, were you satisfied with the machine? Was the screen big enough to satisfy you for basic trading app needs (charting, etc)? Were you always wishing you had a bigger screen? Would you recommend the Inspiron 1520? Has anyone else bought any other brand of 17" notebook running Windows XP that they found to be really great? HP? Toshiba? Thanks for any input.