I live in America. I am looking for a laptop/notebook computer. My price range is 500-1000. I don’t want a Mac, and I don’t want overheating to be an issue.
I will not be using it for gaming, so I do not want to spend a lot of extra money on unnecessary graphics cards – however, I do enjoy watching movies so I do want a decent video card and a pretty good audio card.
I want it to have great processing power, ram, etc. (so I can multi-task).
I want it to have a fairly high battery life.
I want it to be compatible with Windows 7, but having Windows 7 pre-built is not necessary.
I want to have a pretty good resolution, but I do not want to overspend for the best and highest resolution.
For screen size, I do not want anything larger than 15.4 inches; I want the laptop to be very portable and durable.
I want a built-in microphone, but Bluetooth and a camera are not necessary.
A 2 year warranty would be nice.
Nothing else is really of any importance, at least not that I can think of right now.
I need advice on which laptop to get, and where to get it. Money is an issue, I just want the biggest bang for my buck.