2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3_What screen resolution
do you want? Doesn't matter.
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Meh.
5_How much battery life do you need? 3+ 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)? As long as I can play most stuff on Medium.
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) Photo Editing, Maybe some video, Watching Internet and Local Media, browsing the web, and some games.
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
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?
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? Doesn't really matter.
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.
13_What country do you live in? USA
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Depends on the video. with a core 2 duo and a geforce gt 230m it should be able to handle any video up to 1080p. However the screen is only 768p so you're limited with the screen itself.
If you need a really good screen you're gonna spend more than a thousand. Look at the xps 16 series. It starts at 999 however.
Generally speaking what you're looking for is a core 2 duo at 2.2ghz or better with 4 gigs of ram and a geforce gt 230 512mb or a ati 4650 512mb or better. Those video cards can handle blu-ray just fine as well. If you want 1080p then you need a 1080p display.