2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? At least 15 inch
3_What screen resolution do you want? 1920x1200, 1920x1080 is fine if they don't lock their display modes like Sony*
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Desktop Replacement
5_How much battery life do you need? About 2hrs
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)? Crysis - Medium, Bioshock (1+2)- Medium-high, Fallout 3 -High, Oblivion -High
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.) Surfing, Movies
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? At least 200GB
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them. Doesn't Matter
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4 Years
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them. Bluetooth, Blue-ray reader, eSATA, Room for Extra HD, Gigabit LAN, Wireless N are pluses. Also I'd rather have a powerful video card over two weaker ones in a SLI setup
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. Dell, Sony both of them make stable laptops
13_What country do you live in? USA
*I've been looking at the Sony FW400 Series, and they seem to fit the bill, but a friend of mine has it, and Sony locks their display driver to three resolutions (800x600, 1024x768, 1920x1080), I know I could use the mobility driver hack but thats kinda annoying to have to do every driver update.
I've also been looking at a MSI GT725-212US however I've been hearing the display bleeds near the bottom, and I really don't think laptops need a Numpad, it also has a quadcore which is useless for gaming at the moment.
I've been looking at dell's website but they haven't upgraded their graphic card offerings.
I agree with Maziar..i have the Saper NP 5797..i got it stock with a few upgrades like the blu-ray and the hard drive, and the RAM...its a very good laptop..but for a 15 inch..i recommend the Sager NP 8662..good features....
New Intel® Centrino® 2 Platform
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M Graphics w/1GB GDDR3
• DDR3 1066MHz System Memory
• eSATA & HDMI ports support