So I am new to the site and I have a choice to make..
So here is my dilema:
I have a Dell 1505 that I use for work. It is too heavy and bulky. Ideally I would like to be able to play Flight Simulator but I do not know if it is more practical to build a desktop and buy a small lightweight laptop that can burn CD's/DVD's and will have the necessary components to run Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Size: The smaller & lighter the better
Resolution: Not sure, but if I can play FS it would need to be decent
Extended Battery life
Do you want to play games with your laptop? If practical, Flight Simulator Medium
What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Photshop, InDesign, Illustrator
How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. New Egg, but I am open
How long do you want to keep your laptop? 5 years
What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer
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. No preference
The first one is more powerful, but, because of that, it might have less battery life.
Sony was the only brand I could find with a DVD burner; you could probably get a lighter, smaller laptop if you were willing to sacrifice that part.