I am in the market to purchase a notebook computer in the next few weeks. I have to say, trying to get anyone to answer questions on particular models and brands is like pulling teeth. So far I have looked at HP 5310 and HP 5440. They are basically the same computer but the 5440 has a DVD rom (which I will never use.) I also have the option to buy a notebook from a local business that is purchasing new ones. (My boyfriend uses the one I want to buy). It is used, but suits my purpose. All I want to do is a little word processing, database work and maybe play solitaire or something. Any suggestions on what I should do? I want to be able to use it for graduate school also and that is a few years off. TIA!!!