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Need HELP buying laptop to meet needs of graphic artist / web designer

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May 24, 2010 12:48:18 AM

1_What is your budget? 800 - 1500 (not firm)

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15-16" (nothing smaller); has to be under 7 lbs (battery included)

3_What screen resolution do you want? 720 - 1020p; WXGA at least 1280x800

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable

5_How much battery life do you need? a good 3-4 would be great

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)? No games

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) HIGH photo editing, uses with CS5, creating art / printing art / selling art; watching movies

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 320 - 600 GB; 4 GB RAM
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? Average 3 years, more if i'm gentle with it ;) 


11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD ROM / Writer basic; BluRay would be a bonus but not a need.

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'm focused on the best warranties so i've been looking at Asus, Toshiba, Sony; but i'm open to any option if it fits what i'm lookin for
The one company i don't wanna buy from is Dell
13_What country do you live in? USA


14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I have been looking for months for a laptop and just haven't found one to fit my needs. I need to buy this week if possible, bc my deadline is fast approaching. This is a more realistic version of what i'm looking for. If i have forgotten something just let me know and i'll provide. Please be patient with me, bc even though i know somethings based on my research, i do not claim to know everything. I'm still in a learning process ;) 

I look forward to your input ;) 



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