I'm going back to school, so I need something that can handle that- powerpoints, word documents, watching videos, etc. I value fast loading and internet access above just about anything else. I like to play The Sims, too. LOL. I'd love something with a CD drive. Battery life is something I'm lenient on... but I guess a laptop that dies within half an hour might start to piss me off.
I also like purple. In case you want an extra challenge.