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December 5, 2009 6:59:15 PM

1_What is your budget?
 
Open-uptill $1600?

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 

Large

3_What screen resolution do you want? 

Not sure, some gaming, some entertainment

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? 

An everthing laptop

5_How much battery life do you need? 

Long life

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)? 

Doesnt need to be a Highend gamers Laptop 

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) 

All the above and web design capable

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 

7200rpm- 500gig? 

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them. 

Newegg http://www.newegg.com/, Bestbuy http://www.bestbuy.com, TigerDirect http://www.tigerdirect.com 
As long as the company is reputable and in the US

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 

Awhile
 
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? 

Bluray would b nice but not necessary, Dvd and CD writer

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. 

HP, Acer, ? 

13_What country do you live in?

USA 

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed. 

Just want something to last a while while I plan out a Desktop computer build, I plan on using it for mutiple things.
a b D Laptop
December 5, 2009 9:29:26 PM

The point of answering the FAQ was to provide...answers. "Awhile", "large", and "long life" doesn't answer anything. Can you please answer the questions?
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a b D Laptop
December 5, 2009 9:51:35 PM

1. First off, recognize that the brands you have heard of don't actually build laptops, they market them.

* Quanta sells to (among others) HP/Compaq, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Fujitsu, Acer, NEC, Gateway and Lenovo/IBM - note that Quanta is currently (as of August, 2007) the largest manufacturer of notebook computers in the world.
* Compal sells to Toshiba, HP/Compaq, Acer, and Dell.
* Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to HP/Compaq, Dell, IBM, NEC, Acer, and Lenovo/IBM.
* Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP/Compaq, NEC, and Dell.
* ECS sells to IBM, Fujitsu, and Dell.
* Asus sells to Apple (iBook), Sony, and Samsung.
* Inventec sells to HP/Compaq, Toshiba, and BenQ.
* Uniwill sells to Lenovo/IBM and Fujitsu.
* Clevo sells to all the boutique brands for hi end usage http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=91510

2. Second, Laptops are about compromises. The closer you get to a desktop replacement, the farther you get from long battery life.

3. So, instead of buying from someone who just bought it from someone else...I suggest going directly to the

Looking at your budget, I'd suggest this custom build:

http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=serial-price...

15.4" 1920 x 1200 WUXGA LCD (perfect for HD)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz
4GB, PC3-8500/1066Mhz DDR3 - 2 DIMM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M w/1GB DDR3
500/7200rpm GB SATA-300 (SATA II 3GB/s) with G-Force Protection
Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
8X Max. DVD±R/RW Burner/4X Max. +DL Super-Mulit Drive
Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300AGN 802.11a/g/n
Internal Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR Module
Li-ion battery
# Built-In 2.0M Pixels Digital Video Camera
# Built-In Fingerprint Reader
# Built-in 56K V90 Fax/Modem
# Built-In 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card
# Built-In 7-IN-1 Flash Memory Reader(MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS DUO/SD/Mini-SD)
# 1 Express Card 34/54 Slot
# IEEE 1394 Port (Mini DC in Jack)
# 3 USB 2.0 Ports
# 1 eSATA Port
# 1 HDMI Output
# 1 DVI-I port
# 1 Kensington Lock Port
# 3 Audio Jacks for Line-Out, Microphone-In, and S/PDIF-Out
# 100/240V Autoswitch AC Adapter
# Standard Carrying Bag with Strap

That's $1400

Upping the processor to a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 2.00GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB brings it to $1574

If ya can break ya budget, I'd rather see you in this:

http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=serial-price...

15.6" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED Backlit GlassView LCD
Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
4GB, PC3-10600/1333Mhz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M w/1GB DDR3
250/7200rpm GB SATA-300 (SATA II 3GB/s)
Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
8X Max. DVD±R/RW Burner/4X Max. +DL Super-Mulit Drive
Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300AGN 802.11a/g/n
Internal Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR Module
Li-ion battery
# Built-In 2.0M Pixels Digital Video Camera
# Built-In Fingerprint Reader
# Built-in 56K V90 Fax/Modem
# Built-In 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card
# Built-In 7-IN-1 Flash Memory Reader(MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS DUO/SD/Mini-SD)
# 1 IEEE-1394a Fire Wire
# 1 Express Card 34/54 Slot
# 4 USB 2.0 Ports
# 1 eSATA Port
# 1 HDMI Output
# 1 DVI-I port
# 1 Kensington Lock Port
# Built-in Microphone and 2 Speakers
# 4 Audio Jacks for Line-Out, Line-In, Microphone-In, and S/PDIF-Out
# 100/240V Autoswitch AC Adapter
# Standard Carrying Bag with Strap

But that's another $200




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December 5, 2009 10:03:16 PM

Thanks for the Info Jack!

Look Frozen I wasnt Trying to be a JA but If I knew what I was looking for I would of been more specific in my answers, For that matter If I filled it out specific, then I would know what to buy and I wouldn't be here.
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December 11, 2009 1:25:56 AM

My pleas....if ya send me a PM, will tell ya how to get an extra 5% off :) 
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