When my old dell laptop totally crashed I was devastated. It was old, slow and very moody, but I loved it. So when I was looking for a new laptop I have friends of mine, who are pretty knowldegable give me some advice on what to choose.
I eventually went for the Belinea O.Book. I have to say I am absolutely thrilled with it. It's quick, great memory, great graphics, and I am very happy with my purchase. It has everything you need it to have, blue tooth, usb connections, a DVD burner, 250gb memory. I could have bought one with more bells and whistles but the memory capacity was not as high, and to be frank, I don't need a laptop that is going to make me a cup of tea or coffee so this one is just perfect for everything I need for (writing, surfing, my husbands administration for his business, showing my daughter teletubbies on youtube).
It's a good midrange laptop, it hasn't let me down so far, and I am perfectly happy with it, so if you are in the market for a new laptop and you don't want to have to spend a living fortune on it, that I couldn't recommend this one any higher!