Laptop for brother Tags: Laptops Brother Product Last response: December 8, 2009 3:22 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Legends December 5, 2009 6:30:11 PM I am looking for a Christmas present laptop for my brother who is in the military. He would mostly us it for e-mail and office like spreadsheets. 1_What is your budget? $400 - 600 or if I find a more expensive one for a great sale price. 2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? best I can get for the price 3_What screen resolution do you want? best I can get for the price 4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable 5_How much battery life do you need? not much 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)? no games. 7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) As above mostly but, maybe a few photos and movie watching but limited. 8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? not much 9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them. I have use Newegg.com many times in the past. A Microcenter just opened near my house. 10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? A few years 11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD. No need for Bluray 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. Never owned a laptop. I have assembled desktops in the past though. 13_What country do you live in? USA 14_Please tell us any additional information if needed. My price is flexible if the laptop is a great deal. Thanks all for the replies. More about : laptop brother buwish a b D Laptop December 7, 2009 2:14:30 AM Durability speaking, I'd look into a Dell, Asus, or Toshiba. They seem to be able to take a lot of punishment and keep trucking. m 0 l JackNaylorPE a b D Laptop December 7, 2009 2:29:59 AM Have an operating system ya can use ? $606 w/ RAM bumped up to 4 GB http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=productdetai... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ThrottleAbuse December 8, 2009 3:22:38 AM I am in the same boat as this guy. Never really heard of Pro-Star. What is the scoop on them as far as reliability, quality, etc. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuying Younger 12 Year old Brother Laptop Forum SolvedBrother needs a new laptop Forum SolvedGood laptop for little brother? Forum Buying brother a Laptop to Play WoW/LoL Etc Forum I have a laptop that I am trying to use on my mother's wireless router. My brillant brother has set the router in such a way Forum Connecting acer laptop with brother wireless printer Forum ASUS Laptop cannot communicate with Brother printer Forum ASUS Laptop cannot communicate with Brother printer Forum Deployed brother needs laptop to skype wife & kids Forum Gaming/College Laptop For Brother Forum I'm helping my brother buy a laptop. He wants the usual: cheap power. Forum Selling My Gaming Laptop To Brother Forum Help $1000 Laptop for brother Forum Brother buying Laptop.Need help .Please Forum Xp laptop will not load Brother drivers over Win 7 network Forum Looking for 2 laptops! Brother and Friend Forum SolvedWhy is my laptop speed lower than my brothers laptop? Forum SolvedQUICK advice for my brothers college laptop PLEASE! Forum brothers laptop is beeping Forum Looking for a nice $400-$500 laptop mostly for school and sometimes for online games. Its my 16yr old brothers christmas gift Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !