2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
must fit on an airplane...preferable in my backpack under the seat...
3_What screen resolution resolution do you want?
widescreen is good.. I can stand a 15.4'' and 1280X800
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
I need to replace my curent laptop...I have a decent DT that suits me well
5_How much battery life do you need?
2 hours is good...more is better but cant have everything with my budget
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)?
Hell ya I want to play games...why have a computer if you cant play games???? low medium settings are fine but I am willing to skimp on this aspect
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video , surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.)
Lots of photo editing (10megapixel rebel Xtiand an ), a little video editing and way to much time spent on tomshardware
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
can be flexable here as I have off computer storage for most things
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
a year or two
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
I want a laptop that can do alot well but nothing steller... I play WoW from time to time and EvEonline more then my fair share. I have spent alot of time playing on a celeron with a raiden express 200m ( eve and WoW ) and can stand it. I like the laptop that I linked to for a few reason first of all it has a freaking BLUE RAY drive. The duel core is nice and the 3 gigs is alot better then the 1 that I have now and if I want to I can upgrade to 8 gigs down the road. The whole vista thing is kinda iffy for me as I am bix fan of XP. Any alternitives or suggestions are welcome and wanted.
the computer that you linked to would be ok. It has a ati hd 3200 that has 256mb dedicated video memory. All of the hp dv5-1xxx series have the same card. When looking at laptop graphics, find ati 3200 or better and nvidia 8400 or better. These start at 256mb video memory and go higher. (and so will the price)
a vostro w/intel core 2 t5780 w/nvida 8400 (128 dedicated) , 3gb ram, 250 gb hardrive is $983. To get better graphics increase your budget to $1000 to $1250. Best Buy has a Asus g50 w/ nvida 9700 gt on sale for $1100. (normal price is $1250)