11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Bluray read, write if not too expensive
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.
Will never buy Dell after selling them all summer, was considering going with either MSI, Asus, or sager.
13. What country do you live in?
Hopefully this is enough information for somebody to think of a decent laptop. I would like to stay under 9 pounds, as I do carry this around campus all day. Other than that, I would like a high quality desktop replacement without having it be too heavy to ever leave the desk. 7-8 pounds is fine with me, I'm relatively big myself so the weight doesnt bother me as much.
Any other info that would help you guys pick a nice machine, just let me know!