I'm having a difficult time finding my way around the laptop field atm and hope you can help. I am unsure of laptop hardware stability, pricing, performance, etc. I will be using this laptop for graphic design and other heavy use applications. (I have a desktop already)
1_What is your budget? probably no more than $2500ish
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15-17" Would prefer 17.
3_What screen resolution do you want? Best I can get
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Hmmm with the specs I need it would probably fall in desktop replacement but I wouldn't deal with a laptop over 9 lbs
5_How much battery life do you need? at least 5 hours
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)?
Probably won't game
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.)
CS4 Design Premium suite
Possibly some animation software
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
HD needs to be 7200 rpm, at least 300gb
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?
At least 4 years
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
If going for a pc I would prefer a keypad on the keyboard. No crazy colors: aluminum or black a preference. Big bulky keys are turn off. Must have good display and graphics card.
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 am trying to keep an open mind because I have not owned a laptop before. I am willing to consider a pc or mac.
Hello and welcome to the forums
Definitely check SAGER NP5797 or NP8662,the difference between these 2 is only the graphic they use and their screen size,the first one is 17" and the second on is 15"and it won't matter for u much since u don't want to game www.xoticpc.com is a good place to looks for this laptops