1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
-under 14"... smaller the better
3. What screen resolution do you want?
- 1366 x 768
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5. How much battery life do you need?
-over 2 hours during heavy usage
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)?
-Civ V, starcraft 2, skyrim, diablo3
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
-watchin' videos ;p
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
-newegg, amazon, etc
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
-long time, more than 2 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
-probably do not need except for pesky DRM
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 prefer honest business practices; no deceptive tactics
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
-looking at specs can be addictive =]
looks like this one would have fit the bill bit is not available anywhere... =\
I disagree with the above post. First off the display is 15.6" which is in the heavy/big end of the spectrum, and secondly the mass is 2.7 Kg (6lbs) which does not in any way make the notebook portable. ++ I don't like Lenovo (just one of my pet hates for some reason)
I'm going to suggest the ASUS U46SV for your needs. It comes with a dual core i5 processor for fast processing, and an NVidia GT540M. which is pretty decent for such a small computer. ASUS also has excellent warranty and service coverage with a 2 year global warranty. This computer is also lighter at 2.1 Kg (4.6lbs) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230187
oops,didn't see the OP's desired screen size.Sorry for that
My vote changes to what ukee1593,ASUS U46SV is a decent choice;however,it'll run notably hotter than bigger but similarly configured laptops.
hmm...it's looking as though what I am in the market for has yet to be successfully implemented as of late... an AMD A-series would just about fit the bill, but they are too large. It looks like there were some models that I would have liked but I guess that they are either out of production or recalled...or stashed away in some corporate conspiracy.. ;
In the meantime I found a decent deal on a E-350 to replace the ASUS 1215B that had a defective touch pad:
THINKPAD X120E... it was on sale for black friday for about 330.00 plus tax ... I love those little E 350's.... low cost saves my budget for next year's offerings I guess..