I am helping a friend out on deciding which notebook to buy, and now I have turned to this group. Here are the specs,

Notebook #1

Gateway brand
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
15.4" Widescreen Ultrabright WXGA Display
100 GB HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
DVD+/-RW Multiformat Double Layer Drive
802.11g Integrated Wireless
Windows XP Home
7.5 lbs

Notebook #2

Toshiba brand
Intel Pentium M Processor 760
17" WXGA Trubrite Widescreen
1024 MB DDR2 RAM
100 GB HDD
Reads and Writes DVDs and CDs
802.11g Integrated Wireless
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
7.8 lbs

All of the above specs are from the actual tags at Best Buy. My friend plans on using it for her child who is in High School, but also for digital pictures and maybe video. If someone could help me out in deciding, I would be greatly appreciative.

Drew Laing