Looking for a laptop

well, i am looking for a laptop to use since i have started college, and a ze4900 is getting a bit old for the job

1. What is your budget?
700 max

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15.6

3. What screen resolution do you want?
the mainstream

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
non desktop replacement

5. How much battery life do you need?
4 hrs, but mostly going to be plugged in use

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)?
desktops are for gaming, not laptops

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
basic stuff, internet, word, video playback, light games

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
320 is plenty

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
mainstream stores, like newegg, frys, office depot, etc

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
till it dies, hopefully years


11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
dvd should be plenty

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 am looking into toshibas, but other brands are fine, but not HP, MSI or gateway, its a gut feeling thing

13. What country do you live in?
USA


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Intel only, no celeron
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  1. Jerrycobra said:
    well, i am looking for a laptop to use since i have started college, and a ze4900 is getting a bit old for the job

    1. What is your budget?
    700 max

    2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
    15.6

    3. What screen resolution do you want?
    the mainstream

    4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
    non desktop replacement

    5. How much battery life do you need?
    4 hrs, but mostly going to be plugged in use

    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)?
    desktops are for gaming, not laptops

    7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
    basic stuff, internet, word, video playback, light games

    8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
    320 is plenty

    9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
    mainstream stores, like newegg, frys, office depot, etc

    10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
    till it dies, hopefully years


    11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
    dvd should be plenty

    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 am looking into toshibas, but other brands are fine, but not HP, MSI or gateway, its a gut feeling thing

    13. What country do you live in?
    USA


    14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
    Intel only, no celeron


    Hi there,

    You should check out the Dell Studio 15. It has a fast processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 500 GB of hard drive space. It is perfect for productivity tasks and entertainment (especially watching movies). It is also very affordable at $649. It is a really great multi-purpose laptop.

    What do you think?

    Cheers,
    Isabella
    MSFT Windows Outreach Team
  2. If you want the best specs for the money then this is way up there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115857

    I actually ordered one and should arrive Monday but it is only for use when I travel as I have a good desktop. Not sure of quality etc.
  3. thanks for the reply's, dells are pretty good, so is the lenovo, but the acer has a nvidia, which i like since i heard intel GMAs are pretty crappy
  4. The Lenovo one has a better build quality compared to the Acer model;however, GT 420 is much more powerful than Intel GMA HD;therefore,it will give you a better gaming performance.
  5. sony vaio i3 is the best go for it
  6. Hi,

    If you're still looking for a laptop try www.hidentify.com
    Based on your requirements, they should show what's the best match for you.
    Simply put "laptop, harddrive above 300GB, price below $700, screen size 15.6", Intel CPU" in the search box.
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