WTB Gaming Laptop, Help!

1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3. What screen resolution do you want?
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Not necessarily portable, but I don't want it to be a huge and heavy monster.
5. How much battery life do you need?
I would like it to have the option to change between integrated graphics and the video card for optimum battery life(if possible). Also, I would like to have a better battery life than a Mac.
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)?
Yes. WoW (High, or Ultra as WoW lists it).
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
College work, multiple tabs browsing, word/excel/powerpoint, music, etc... Nothing fancy
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500gb should be fine
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Newegg, or any good U.S. site.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
4 years or more if possible.
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD Writer.
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.
Personally, I like Lenovo, Asus, Toshiba. I don't like Dell, Alienware because I feel they are way to expensive.
13. What country do you live in?
Panama, but i have a P.O. Box in the U.S. and I may buy it from Newegg.
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I just want an okay laptop for gaming while I am at college.
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