What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15-16 inch, though I could go to 17 if there's a good deal there.
What screen resolution do you want?
at least 1280*720, but doesn't need to be massive.
How much battery life do you need?
Really not important, 1.5 or 2 hours would probably be enough.
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)?
If it could play Left 4 Dead 2 on medium settings, that would be great.
What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Watching hd movies occasionally. Maybe some light photo editing.
How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
At least 320gb
If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
I have had good experiences with amazon.co.uk and ebuyer.com, but really anywhere that's reliable.
How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 2 years.
What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Blu-ray would be nice, but not essential. DVD writing capability needed.
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 have had bad experiences with Acer, so nothing from them. I would also be reluctant to buy from HP or Toshiba, but if there's a good deal there I would consider it.