Advice needed Tags: Laptops Last response: November 11, 2010 11:32 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share eAiden November 8, 2010 2:17:32 PM 1. What is your budget? around $2500 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13-15" pref 3. What screen resolution do you want? 1680x1050 ++ 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable pref 5. How much battery life do you need? 6+ hours 6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? At least Starcraft 2 in medium. If ever, Guild Wars 2 and/or Diablo 3. 7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Autocad, Watching, 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? Any 10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 2-3 years pref. 11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? Any 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. Any brand will do 13. What country do you live in? Philippines More about : advice needed Maziar a c 244 D Laptop November 8, 2010 2:48:11 PM You won't find a gaming laptop with that much battery life, is 3-4hrs fine ? m 0 l eAiden November 8, 2010 10:30:36 PM 3-4 hours would be fine. Actually, I'm not exactly buying a laptop just for the games. I was looking for a machine that i could use when traveling abroad with the occasional gaming on the side. I was actually considering buying a MBP 15" i5. m 0 l Related resources Help and advice needed to upgrade my computer - Forum Advice/Opinions Needed:: ITX build. Not sure about some parts. - Forum h100i vs h105? what should i get + setup advice needed. - Forum Advice Needed for My Budget Gaming Pc build - Forum Advice needed on a new CPU cooler - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Maziar a c 244 D Laptop November 9, 2010 7:34:05 AM MBP 15" is fine then.It has a GT 330M that can handle SC2 fine on medium settings with about 4-6hrs of battery life. m 0 l eAiden November 9, 2010 9:26:41 AM though... could you suggest another alternative. I like to weigh my options. Also, I'm kind of reluctant to buy an MBP 15" because of some software changes and a refresh is most likely in the works. m 0 l Maziar a c 244 D Laptop November 9, 2010 9:51:43 AM Another option would be HP Envy 14 m 0 l eAiden November 9, 2010 1:21:43 PM Is it true that HP units have heating issues.. m 0 l christiangordon November 9, 2010 1:34:21 PM Yes.... but it all depends on the model you get m 0 l eAiden November 11, 2010 10:56:41 AM oh... sorry to bump this thread but... why didn't you guys mention the Sony Vaio Z? does it have any problems.... m 0 l Maziar a c 244 D Laptop November 11, 2010 11:32:57 AM It will have overheating problems if you customize it with an i7 CPU;furthermore, its not a gaming laptop.(Its quite expensive too) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAutoCAD/gaming advice needed Forum SolvedAdvice on replacing case fans needed - Cooler Master HAF XB Forum SolvedGaming PC advice needed Forum SolvedAdvice needed: First Build - Budget Gaming PC (inc. FX-8320 + MSI GTX760 - OR - R9 280) Forum SolvedLaptop Advice needed Forum Solved(1600$ budget) High end PC, advice needed on parts Forum SolvedAdvice needed about posting and selling computer components Forum SolvedAdvice needed on old pc upgrade Forum SolvedGPU Advice Needed Forum Solved[Advice Needed] Would I be better off building a new system? Forum Solvedadvice/help needed to boost volume Forum SolvedSwitch with Access Point advice needed Forum SolvedNew rig, PSU advice needed Forum SolvedPSU advice needed Forum SolvedDual Monitor Help & Advice Needed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !