Number 1 and 6 cover the basics of what I am after... I am a noob regarding notebooks/laptops
1_What is your budget?
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
14 inch- ish, bigger is ok/better
3_What screen resolution do you want?
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
No, have 3 desktops in the house already
5_How much battery life do you need?
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)?
YES...for the kids and my wife for a trip. Wizard 101 and SIMs 3... Kids dont care about settings, wife likes at least medium...Otherwise any other game is simple that they might choose to play..I would think a netbook would handle all the other games they play online, yahoo type games.
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Watch a movie maybe
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.
Newegg, Tiger, whoever has good deals.. I have purchased off ebay successfully many years ago for a dell laptop
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 ?
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.
Dont care so much
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.