Laptop for Architecture

Hey, I'm new here so I hope I'm doing this right.

1_What is your budget?
- Around 900 and 1100.

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
-No bigger than 15''.

3_What screen resolution do you want?
-Doesn't matter.

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

5_How much battery life do you need?
-Not that much.

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)?
-It's not going to be used for gaming, but would like to be able to have the option. (Will explain in further questions).

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
-2D and 3D rendering, 3D modelling, photo editing and adobe illustrator.

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

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
-Minimum 2 years.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
-DVD ROM/Writer

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.
-Preferably ones that don't have serious problems with over heating for example when watching a movie, because the laptop is going to be used for heavy work.

13_What country do you live in?

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
-Software to be used: - Rhino 4.0 with Grasshopper plug-in.
-AutoDesk 3DS Max
-Adobe CS 5
I'm not really going to play video games, but I've heard that gaming laptops are good for the tasks that I want to do (read above). The only difference known to me are that the video card has to be decent and the processor top notch.

Thank you very much, gladly appreciate it.
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    From, and yes the prices are in Canadian dollars:

    Stay away from HP products.
  2. Thank you very much, that's exactly what I was looking for, if anything comes up, I'll be sure to post something :)
  3. Best answer selected by KKira.
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