2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15"-16"
3_What screen resolution do you want? 1366x768 minimum, 1680x1050 preferred.
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Something that will sit quite happily on my knee
5_How much battery life do you need? Enough to watch a movie (2-3hrs)
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. Would like to run a couple of games, mainly EvE online and the upcomming star trek/star wars mmo's. (don't mind running on min settings).
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) Watch movies, browse web.
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? I have various external drives to pick up any slack in this dept so unimportant say 320Gb as that seems to be the min.
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them. Prefer to buy from U.K. based companies/sites.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3/4 years
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD ROM is fine
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. Have not predjudice here as long as it is a quality product
13_What country do you live in? U.K.
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Hi there, I'm also from the UK and have been looking at lappies lately.
Not sure you want a 15/16" laptop on your knee, however....
Old school, but good value, if a lowly GPU (GF9300) is an Acer 6930G which can be had for £439. Includes Blu-Ray.
There are some nice new core i3/i5 lappies out/coming out.
Acer have some with dedicated graphics but they're above your budget (AS5940 and AS5942).
Sony have two models imminent, one of which I will buy myself. They're the 13.3" S series and the 14" CW2 series. The CW2 has GF330M whilst the S has GF310M. Speccing these up though will blow your budget. On the 16" front Sony will have the new F series.
Elsewhere, i3/i5/i7 models are starting to filter through from the likes of Dell, HP, Samsung, Toshiba etc.
Thanks for the feedback guys. Think i am gona go with the VIAO F series with a lil' extras.
Gona add in the i5 processor ,4gb ram, the 1920 res screen, 330M and blue ray player.
Takes me £100 over my budget but I think i am getting a good product so paying a lil more might be worth it. (unless someone puts me off )
Will have a browse around tommorow and if nothing else tickles me fancy then will go F series.