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 PSU and compatibility advice needed - Forum PSU unit advice needed - Forum Operating system Advice Needed!!! - Forum Advice needed for new budget DIY build. - Forum Advice needed please - 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 SolvedAdvice needed on £1200 Gaming PC thanks Forum SolvedAdvice on graphics card upgrade needed please! Forum SolvedMotherboard replacement. Advice needed. Forum SolvedI am building my first PC, some advice on hardware for gaming is needed...? Forum SolvedSystem advice needed Forum SolvedBack up solutions advice needed Forum SolvedPSU buying advice needed URGENT Forum SolvedMac Book Air SSD Redirection and some advice needed. Forum SolvedGaming computer building advice needed Forum SolvedUpgrade advice needed Forum SolvedJust installed a new PSU some advice needed! Forum SolvedBudget system build advice needed Forum SolvedA10-7850K Mini-ITX Build - Advice Needed :) Forum SolvedDownscale of RAM timings - Advice needed! Forum SolvedCheap graphics card advice needed. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !