Laptop recommendation please

I am looking for a laptop for home use. Must have non-glossy display screen. Not shiny, no reflections, etc. I know this is uncommon these days, so I want to put it right here at the top. Thanks.

-- Brian

1. What is your budget?


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

Approx. 15" screen

3. What screen resolution do you want?

1600x900 or 1920x1080. I actually prefer 16:10 aspect ratio, but I realize that 16:9 has become much more common.

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

Something light enough to move around within our house, but doesn't need to leave the house often

5. How much battery life do you need?

3+ 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)?


7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Email, web browsing, Word, watching videos (Netflix, Hulu, etc.)

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

80GB would be adequate

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


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

As long as possible.

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

Not needed

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.

We have had good luck with Dell and Lenovo, but are willing to consider others.

13. What country do you live in?


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Non-glossy screen display, please
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  1. I dont know if there is a 15" screen with that resolution...
  2. Maybe I messed up. My old ThinkPad T61p is 15.4" with 1920 x 1200. What is the common resolution for a 15" screen these days?
  3. It's pretty much 1600x900 or 1920x1080 now.

    The few models still available with 1920x1200 are very overpriced.
  4. shadamus said:
    It's pretty much 1600x900 or 1920x1080 now.

    The few models still available with 1920x1200 are very overpriced.

    Those are both fine. As I said above, I'm more comfortable with the 16:10 aspect ratio, but I understand that 16:9 is much more common now.

    I edited the original post to reflect these resolutions. Thanks.
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