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November 24, 2011 5:57:16 AM

1. What is your budget?

Below $650

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

Any size is fine, not too big.

3. What screen resolution do you want?

Don’t care.

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

Portable replacement?

5. How much battery life do you need?

At least 2 hours.

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 gaming.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
surfing internet, probably video editing, Autodesk inventor CAD program

This is for college. Surfing the web, word processing, the basics.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

At least 500GB

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

amazon.com

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

At least 4 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

Standard DVD Read/Write, Bluray would be cool, not necessary though.

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.

Good quality brand.

13. What country do you live in?

USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Getting it before Christmas.

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November 24, 2011 6:44:33 PM

Also it would be nice if it didnt get too hot.
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November 24, 2011 7:20:21 PM

If you can only buy from amzon, then you choices are pretty much limited. But still few good deals out there.

In terms of build quality and temperature, I would suggest sony or lenovo for this price range. Specifically you could get a core i3 cpu in a 15.4/ 14 inch laptop.

A 15 inch Sony VAIO EH2 Series or a 14 inch Sony VAIO EG2 Series.

The Lenovo G570 runs real cool. But the fan makes a bit noise because it either switches on or off. Its pretty much same for most laptops.

If you can buy from other sources though, its a completely different ball game.
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December 4, 2011 4:01:19 AM

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