New (work) laptop: HP EliteBook 8560w.
Pros: good full -sized keyboard with numeric keypad, more ports than any other computer on the market, USB ports for charging even when the thing is off. Core i7 CPU, 8G ram, and unlike my previous 3 HP laptops, this one hasn't failed and wasn't DOA.
Cons: It has a modem. And that Quadro video card with 2G of RAM? Yeah - they stuck a VGA connector on the laptop.
Oh, and Fedora 15 is the only distro I've found which will boot on it. None of the Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, or SuSU install disks I have will boot (even Sid). They all hang or panic. Well, my old standby "Gentoo" will boot, but I don't want to spend the next week messing with it.
And one last thing. Fedora 15 pretty buggy. I'd recommend folks stay away for the time being. It's not as buggy as Ubuntu OO, but pretty close.