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HELP: Need a Laptop Recommendation ASAP!

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February 4, 2012 9:18:33 PM

HELP! GPU on my desktop fried so I am shopping around for a new computer. Decided to go with a laptop for its mobility and need one ASAP!

1. What is your budget? Max
$800

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15 - 17"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1080P (not sure but I watch a lot of videos)

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
Power adapter will be connected most of the time but when not maybe 3-4 hours without plugging in.

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)?
WoW - Low/Medium
BF3 - Low/Medium
SC2 - Low/Medium (rarely play SC anymore)

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

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
160GB (?) I have a 2 TB External that I use

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
The only one I really use is newegg. Any website will be fine.

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

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Not a must but would take all of the above if cost didn't change much.

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.
No preference.

13. What country do you live in?
US

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Thanks for looking through, any advice will be very much appreciated.
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