Hi, thanks in advance ... Here's the questionnaire...
1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
At least 14"
3. What screen resolution do you want?
True HD would be great
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement preferred
5. How much battery life do you need?
6+ hours ideal
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)?
Medium. I'm not going to be playing the latest, but maybe some older games like Doom3, etc.
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
This laptop will be my home away from home. I will DJ on it using Serato ScratchLive with video. Also will do some video editing using After Effects and iClone, and some programming with MS Visual Studio 2010. I need a long battery life because I will be commuting 4.5 hours on a train twice a week, and I'd like the battery to last the whole trip (will usb tether my phone for internet on the train).
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I will remove the stock hard drive and add as much as I can. I'd like two drive bays so I could add two 1TB drives.
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 ?
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.