My laptop just recently died and I'm looking for a solid laptop that will be good for programming, (Java, PHP, C++, etc) and playing an occasional game.
I ideally would like to spend as little as possible 600-1000 (less or more is welcome but for more has to have a good reason).
1_What is your budget?
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3_What screen resolution do you want?
no preference just not too small
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5_How much battery life do you need?
at least an hour
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)?
medium/low on modern games
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Programming with programs like eclipse
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
more than 100GB, i'd prefer a 7200RPM drive as well
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
at least 2 or 3 years
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.