Hello there! My old laptop is slowly perishing and I think its time to buy a new one, but since the notebook market is so huge, I was hoping to get some advice/ideas here.
1_What is your budget?
Up to 1400€.
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
12''-14''. 13'' would be optimal.
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?
At least 3,5hrs. The more the better.
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)?
I would be mostly interested in emulated games (PSX, PS2, XBOX, etc). Also Resident Evil 4, Left for Dead, Sims 3, that kind of stuff. I don't have to play anything super new, since I have a PS3 which can do that.
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Photoshop, some CAD and watching movies.
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
200GB is more than enough. The more the better.
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD Writer would be nice. I can also live with an external drive.
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 looked at the Alienware Mx11 which is nice in every way, but with 11" a little too small for my liking. The only thing I don't want is a Mac.
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
2.53GHz Intel Core i5 - 520M Processor
4GB RAM (2GB x 2); DDR3-1066
256GB Solid State Drive; DVD/CD RW Writer
13.1" (1600x900) ( WXGA++ ) LCD/ (16:9 aspect ratio)
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
Hardware Platform: PC
Processor: 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5
Number of Processors: 2
RAM: 4 MB
RAM Type: SODIMM
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT330M/Intel HD Graphics (Switchable)
Type: Serial ATA
Cases and Expandability
Size (LWH): 8.3 inches, 12.4 inches, 1.3 inches
Weight: 3.04 pounds
A powerful processor with a medium graphics card gives amazing processor,This is just what the doctor ordered for you can play games like Crysis, GTA IV and Resident Evil 5 in low-medium settings.Sims 3 and Left 4 Dead playable in high settings.
SSD Hard Disk
switchable graphics options can be confusing.
Acer Aspire 5820T
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 900 euro
Powerful processor,casual gaming possible,8 hours battery,inch thick,ATI HD 5650 a better graphics card than NVIDIA GT 330M hence above mentioned GT330m games are possible in even higher FPS.
for you 15.6'' screen...otherwise a very good laptop.
Toshiba Portege R705-P25
Processor:Intel Core i3 i3-350M / 2.26 GHz
Graphics Aspater:Intel HD Graphics Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Dislpay:13.3 in TFT active matrix 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
A lightweight laptop that gives 8 hours of battery life,called "Poor Mans Sony VPCZ122GX/S" by CNET Review
A little gaming possile