I'm pretty much not very technologically adept, to be honest - I know my way around with a computer more than, say, my parents and older family members, but I don't claim to know shit.
Basically, I had a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5895, and I loved it very very much but after three good years my roommate dropped it while it was running, ruining the hard drive. When I took it to a computer person they said that it was fixable, but would cost about as much as buying a new laptop, and plus, my power cord jack was slightly damaged and he said that would only lead to more problems.
That being said, I loved the click-close latch thing a lot, and would love to find a new laptop that has that as well (but the computer dude told me that's not likely, so I suppose I can live without it if need be.) Also I liked Windows Vista more than Windows 7, just because I liked the format more; but I could live without that as well if need be. Or shit, maybe I'm wrong and Windows 7 actually is better? More info would be swell.
My requirements are:
1. Comes with Microsoft Word, is good for word processing etc;
2. Good for downloading free music and movies, and good definition would be awesome. Watching movies on my Toshiba was a little shitty. Also it was very quiet, so good sound would be great.
3. Good for some light gaming. I mean like maybe Lord of the Rings online or Skyrim. My Toshiba ran LotRo pretty well for a while, but then after a while it wouldn't work at all anymore. Idk.
4. I like to use Photoshop. My Toshiba handled that fine, so I'm sure whatever I get that meets these other requirements will be alright.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! Really I would like to be suggested specific models, not just brand names. Thanks