OK-the obvious I'm looking to replace the current laptop that runs 2 monitors. 2 monitors is a must, maybe 3 would be better? As a books and paper student, I would have up to 12 open books on various stands as I would research and construct a paper. Old habits and all--- as I leave multiple windows open (google chrome) the computer begins to go slower and slower until I loose interest in the subject at hand, and just walk away. So, aside from trying to change my old habits, any advice as to machine to buy and components? Cost is an issue.