2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15-16" (I'm actually taking a road assignment for a year, so need to stay away from mammoth 17"+ systems)
3_What screen resolution do you want? HD
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Tweener
5_How much battery life do you need? I should always have an outlet nearby, so not an high priority.
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)? MMOs, CoD - Med to High.
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.) Web, movies, Office applications
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 250 GB should be fine with some external backups.
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them. No preference
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? Two years
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
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. Need decent support but no real preference (because I don't really know enough to distinguish between brands).
13_What country do you live in? USA
A bit more background - will be on a travelling assignment for the next year - moving city-to-city every week or so. This laptop will need to perform the basic office tasks (Word, powerpoint, excel, pdf's, Outlook) as well as keep me entertained whilst trapped in a hotel room (MMOs & CoD).