First time buying a laptop Tags: Laptops Last response: February 16, 2010 1:05 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share popaholic February 15, 2010 9:06:12 PM Hi Everyone. I need some help in figuring a good laptop to buy. I am used to the desktop scene but not sure about all the mobile cpus and mobile gpu's. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I mean is there a lot of difference between and i3 to i5 besides turbo boost? And how horrible is the built in graphics? I know they're not great but can built in run a game decently? 1_What is your budget? Up to ~$900, preferably less if i can. 2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? less than 16" 3_What screen resolution do you want? Not too picky, but has to be LED. I love the extra detail. 4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? in between 5_How much battery life do you need? At least 3+ hours 6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? The occasional games like Sims 3 maybe a FPS every once in a while. Medium quality if I could. 7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Movies, some photo editing. 8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? at least 320gb 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? Hopefully 3 years or more, but that depends on technology. 11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD writer or blu ray if close in price. 12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from. Any brand will do, trying to steer away from dell/fujistsu 13_What country do you live in? USA Thank You to those who can give some recommendations. It is appreciated. More about : time buying laptop JackNaylorPE a b D Laptop February 15, 2010 9:31:31 PM I buy mine here: http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=product&filt... They are a Clevo distributor who has sold to most of the US boutique vendors over the years. http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=91510 popaholic February 16, 2010 1:05:38 AM Thats nice but the prices there start at an insane amount of money. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst time buying a laptop , need help. ForumBuying Laptop advice buying for first time ForumBuying a new laptop , HELP! First time buyer! ForumHelp! Buying My First Laptop for College ForumFirst time buying gaming comp. $4000 system off of Cyberpower ForumFirst time buying a loptop ForumFirst time gaming laptop UK (FAQ included) ForumHelp Buying first laptop ForumFirst time laptop buyer for college ForumFirst time buying a hard drive ForumFirst time buyer looking for a quality gaming laptop ForumBuying my first laptop ForumBuying first $1500ish laptop need advice thx! ForumSuggestions for a first time laptop buyer ForumLaptop memory question ForumHelp - I'm so lost and just want a laptop ForumBuying my First laptop! **Help please** Forum1500-2k Gaming Laptop ForumI want to buy a new laptop with Microsoft word adn Ecell. I use it on the inter ForumBest laptop brand More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !