Finally used the after Christmas sales to get a laptop, wanted to stay in the $500 range and came in just under.  It is a HP G60-230US  16″ with 320 gig hard drive and 3 gig of Ram,  It came with Vista Pro operating system. 

We plan on using if for WiFi to keep in touch and post on this website, download Skype for areas where there is WiFi and no Verizon cellphone service.  It will also store a bunch of the digital photos and our music.  We are also planning on a GPS program (including a plug in antenna), probably Microsofts Streets and Maps 2009,  The big screen will make that more pleasant, it will also enable us to wattch the occasional DVD,

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