I've had my current laptop for almost five years and it's really starting to go downhill. The problem is I'm having a lot of trouble finding one that fits what I'm looking for. This is my current laptop. I'd like something as good or better. I'm open to most brands, though preferably not HP as that's what I had before this one. My biggest requirement is a CD-drive. I have to be able to watch DVDs and play video games that still require discs. I know that I could get an external but I'd rather not. Unfortunately I'm not looking to spend over $300. Also does anyone have any experiences buying refurbished laptops from major chains (like Best Buy)--positive or negative?