2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3_What screen resolution do you want?
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5_How much battery life do you need?
Not a huge concern, should be near a plug-in when needed
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)?
League of Legends, EQ2, FFXIV (if possible) The higher the better
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Possibly watching movies but school work and games will be the priority
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Best Buy, Newegg..... not a big deal where
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Till I'm done with Pharmacy School and can buy a new expensive one
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
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.
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Nothing more comes to mind, I appreciate peoples input on this forum and it's helped me a great deal in the past with desktops. I've never really bought a laptop before and am just very ignorant on their technology.... desktops is a different story
You should check out the Alienware M11x. It is a great portable, gaming laptop that is an excellent value at $799. It is smaller than other gaming laptop (it has a 11.6" screen) but it also weighs only 4.4 lbs so it is much lighter and more portable than other gaming laptops.