Resolution: 16:9 / 16:10 ratio at minimum 1366x768
Portable or Desktop replacement: Portable
Battery Life: As much as possible, m11x claims 7 hours so I'll assume somewhere around there?
Games?: Yes, I would like to play at highest possible settings on whatever the resolution is for MW2, BC2 (unlikely to happen), etc. (Most FPSs)
Other tasks?: Watching movies, browsing websites
Storage?: Not much, but at a minimum 100GB (Prefer 500 if possible)
Specific sites?: No, but as I am Canadian I would prefer something listed with Canadian dollars
Time Frame for Keeping Laptop: Doesn't have to be very future proof, but durability and reliability are very important to me. Let me say 3 years.
ODD?: As long as there is one dvd drive, CAN be external USB.
Brands?: The place I work at only buys Toshiba Satellites for using them as work machines, so my knowledge is unrelated, therefore no preference.
Add. Info.: Basically I have some spare monies to have a machine that is very portable. I was toying with the idea of a very small tower, but was later convinced to go with a laptop for the ability to be unplugged for long periods of time. I would rather play at a lower resolution with all the goodies turned on, but the resolution must be the native for the monitor. The touchpad is not too important as I plan to carry around a mouse with me, but conversely the keyboard must be good. I do not like Macs, but my brother totes his around in one hand all day long with barely a charge, which is basically my intention, but I like to play video games a lot.
If my information is wrong, or clarification is needed, please let me know. I would rather get flamed, or unrelated help than have this thread accumulate many views with 0 replies.
Battery life is around 3 hours, but when your gaming you should have it plugged in anyways so you can get full performance. MSI is a quality company and that laptop right there shows why, they provide the best parts for the lowest prices.