2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15" or close
3_What screen resolution do you want?
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5_How much battery life do you need?
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)?
Mostly research (running matlab codes, statistical softwares, working with ArcGIS) and every once in a while playing video games.
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.)
Surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, usual things.
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
at least 300GB
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
Dell, HP, indifferent actually.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
I wouldn't mind a laptop where I can also play some video games, I'm not a huge gamer, (for example I played GTA:SA on a 12" laptop after 2 years it was released, and the graphic quality wasn't superb but it was fine).
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.
Will you be doing GPGPU computing? If so, I think a Sager NP8660 is good here, or a NP5793 if you're fine with the 17" screen, which I would recommend - the screen area is unbeatable for work. I can't stand using applications and not being able to view them all at the same time.