Hi , so basicly my girlfriend is going to start a new university semester next september and her 4 year old Dell is coming to the end of it's useful life and I have been looking at the deals and havn't found what I have been looking for which is why I'm calling to the help of you guys!! Here below is the informations about the system she needs
Approximate Purchase Date: in the next week or two
1. What is your budget?
Roughly 900$ CAD
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3. What screen resolution do you want?
1920x1080 , 1600x900 can work too
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Mostly portable as she carries it around everywhere she goes
5. How much battery life do you need?
6h+ would be optimal
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Student work (writing essays, etc) , watching HD movies , web surfing.
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. www.ncix.ca , www.newegg.ca , dell.ca , any reputable website
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD writer/reader is a must
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Nothing preferred really ... reputable brand is always appreciated as it is most of the time more reliable
13. What country do you live in?
Canada, Quebec Province
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
-Windows 7 OS is really necessary ... she absolutely hate Windows 8.
-Another important aspect about her laptop would be that it needs to be "robust" as she can be somewhat tough on her electronics sometimes !
Thank you for taking the time to read through this post!
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Processor Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Operating System Language Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
Display Type 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit AntiGlare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
System Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Total Memory 8 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (2 DIMM)
Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English
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