I'm looking to buy a laptop for work that I'll also travel with quite a bit and was wondering what the community would suggest.
1_What is your budget? $600-800 CDN
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15.6"
3_What screen resolution do you want? 1366x768 or above
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Desktop replacement that's portable
5_How much battery life do you need? 3 hours
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)? At most, Civ IV at the highest resolution possible; not really meant for gaming
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) A lot of MS Office work using Excel, Word, Visio, as well as Adobe Captivate
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? Not a huge factor, but more than 250 Gb would be preferred
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. Ideally I'd like to be able to go locally to pick up, so I've looking at local big box stores such as Futureshop, Best Buy, Costco, etc. - I need the laptop within the next two weeks.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 2 years
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD ROM
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've been advised by many people that HP is to be avoided if possible.
13_What country do you live in? Montréal, Qc, Canada
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed. I've been looking at these laptops and would prefer an I3 processor: