Laptop Ideas for Under $1000 Tags: Laptops Last response: February 13, 2011 8:33 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share OmnificOne February 13, 2011 4:59:28 PM Hey everyone! I'm looking at finding a laptop for college, mainly for work but also multimedia and light gaming. 1. What is your budget? Under $1000, under $1200 with a 3 year warranty included. 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15" and 16" is best, ok with 14" or 17" 3. What screen resolution do you want? At least 1368x768, but larger is better 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Both. 5. How much battery life do you need? 3+ hours at minimum, 4+ is better. 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)? Yes, stuff like Mass Effect 2, Fallout 3, Oblivion; I'm ok with low resolution and low/medium settings with a 20 FPS count. Cards from 310M and greater are fine. 7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) Watching movies, maybe some AutoCAD 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 320GB minimum, 500+ is better. 9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. Amazon, TigerDirect, Newegg, any other reputable sites. I would like Amazon because of the lack of taxes, free shipping, and the cheap and good Squaretrade warranties. 10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4 years at least. 11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD-ROM/Writer at least, however, a Blu Ray drive would be good. If no BD drive, the price should be under $900. 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 don't like Apple for the price/spec ratio and the OS. 13. What country do you live in? US 14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. HDMI port is a must I would prefer a 330M or 5650 or greater, but I can live with a 310M SSD is not necessary at all. Thanks for any ideas and if anyone knows when we will see a new wave of updated laptops, that would be great. I just need to have it by the end of July or so. Thanks! More about : laptop ideas 1000 drake123 February 13, 2011 8:33:08 PM http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-clevo-w150hn-pre-or... http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5170-clevo-w170hn-pre-or... BY THE WAY When you do make a final decision, please tell me because we have very very similar requirements... the only difference is that your budget is 300 dollars bigger than mine. Thankz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGaming laptop for 1000 or under ? ForumI need help finding a Gaming Laptop for under 1000 ForumGaming/College Laptop Under $ 1000 ForumGaming Laptop under 1000 dollars ForumLaptop under $ 1000 and desktop vs laptop ForumLaptop for under $ 1000 ForumLaptop with good graphics under $ 1000 CDN ForumNew Gaming Tower predominantly used for GW2 for under £ 1,000 (VAT not included) ForumAsus g53---Anything better for under $ 1000 ? ForumBuild under $ 1000 ForumAn under $ 1000 multi-tasking oriented workstation ForumGaming laptop under 1000 ForumGood Gaming Laptop for under £ 1000 ForumBest Gaming Laptop under $ 1000 ? ForumBest laptop for Gaming Under $ 1000 ForumFirst solo build, under $ 1000 ForumLaptop memory question ForumBlack screen on Toshiba laptop SA40-702 Forum[Solved] Help me find a Laptop! ForumNeed some help buying a laptop More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !