Laptop for my needs

Hey guys, hope you can help me out choosing another laptop for me. Here are the requirements:

1. What is your budget?
Up to ~800$

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1300/700, FHD is not a must.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

5. How much battery life do you need?
Not my priority

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)?
No games

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
AutoCAD, 3D graphics, Photoshop, Sketchup.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500GB. (Is 7800RPM is a must? or 5400 will not be a bottleneck anyway).

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVDwriter, no need for blu-ray.

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.
Mostly Dell, Toshiba, open for other suggestions.
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  1. What $800 Core i7 2360QM 15" notebooks are available in your area?
    You might need to look at $800 models with Core i5-2410M CPUs as well.
  2. There tons of options, I'll post few here, as they are available for any customization also.

    Dell Inspiron n5110 i7-2630QM nVidia GT525M
    Dell Vostro 3550 i5-2410M HD 6630M
    Dell XPS 15 i5-2410M GeForce GT 525M |OR| XPS 15z i5-2410M GeForce GT 525M
    (the 15z costs 120$ more)

    Toshiba Satellite L775-135

    Acer Timeline X 3820TG

    HP Pavilion dv6-6150ej LX243EA
    HP probooks/elitebooks with pretty bad graphics cards are also available for my price range.

    Pretty much any thinkpad, ideapad available.

    Thank you very much!!
  3. Hey guys, could anyone please narrow me down to fewer recommended options.

  4. well out of all you listed I only see components for dell's machnies, but in general any of them look fine, the i5 with 525 is probably cheaper and will do what you want it to do
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