I will attending Penn State for Electrical Engineering. I need some help picking out a laptop. I will need this laptop to last at least 4 years.
1_What is your budget? $2500
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 14-16
3_What screen resolution do you want?
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Middle some what portable
5_How much battery life do you need? does not matter
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)? DO not play games that is what an xbox is for
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) Autocad, Matlab other engineering programs
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 500gb
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? atleast 4 years
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? doesnt matter
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. I didnt like the feel of the hp dv6t when I saw it in stores
13_What country do you live in? USA
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
$2500 is far more than you need for a laptop that will fit your needs. The best choice for you, in my opinion, is a Sony E with a 15" screen and customized with an i5 CPU, 4 or 8GB of memory, and a Blu-Ray player/burner. That should cost around $1200-1500.