Right now I do everything on my Inspiron. It's pretty much just a portable office for me that I only haul from my dorm to my house and back. It's big, 17'', it's powerful, and I trust it--hell, I hardly wear a condom when I fuck it anymore. But I'd like a second laptop, something small, no bigger than 13'', that I can carry around with me to class, on the train, in my local porno theater, etc. Pretty much the only hardware specs I need are a decent wireless card so I can leach wifi on the fly, an HDD with approximately 100 gigs of storage and a decent write speed, and the processing power to run Firefox and MS Word... maybe even simultaneously.
Where can I get the best bang for my buck? I know Geeks.com has some decent refurbished deals but I'm a tad wary since a refurbished laptop would not come with a manufacturer's warranty and, unlike desktops, I can't crack it upon and tinker with it all willy nilly.