Looking for laptop for college

1. What is your budget?

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
probably medium size and weight

3. What screen resolution do you want?
around 15"

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
I would be taking this in between home and school and would be my only computer for the most part

5. How much battery life do you need?
Not an issue if it's battery life is a little short

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)?
yes, some of the games I play are Star Wars the Old Republic, DC:UO, Minecraft,
and Tribes:Ascend

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
I will also be doing some photo editing and note taking for school will be my other main uses for it

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I was hoping for 500gb, although more space would be nice

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
4-5 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD ROM/Writer

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.
I have no particular favorites, however due to my past experiences I would prefer to avoid ACER

13. What country do you live in?
United States

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
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  1. Anyone? No suggestions?
  2. Best answer
    The Lenovo ThinkPad T530 might be worth considering as it fits in your price range and has the option for up to a 1TB HDD: For $130 you can upgrade to the i5 processor and the 1TB drive.

    Of course there are also the IdeaPad laptops from Lenovo as well:
    I have seen the IdeaPad laptops recommended quite frequently.
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