9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
amazon preferably, maybe newegg or tigerdirect, etc.
i prefer amazon cause it accepts my visa international that is not from US, i don't know about the rest.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
A long time. I almost only play starcraft, and don't plan to play anything else . I don't care much for being able to upgrade it, as i probably woun't, but it is important to be reliable.
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
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.
13. What country do you live in?
Uruguay, but i will buy it in EEUU. That is why it is important that they accept my credit card from the internet .
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Oh, i prefer brands like toshiba, acer, dell, hp, lenovo, etc that i know "exist" in my country so that in case i have any malfunction i can take it to repair/warranty.
Thank you all!
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Some time ago i used to be always up to date about everything in the hardware world. Prices, performance, watts, forward compatibility, benchmarks, etc.
But i stayed away from this world for quite a while, and now im dazzled with the ammount of options, etc so maybe current enthusiasts could help me finde a good deal for my money?
I want basically a "desktop replacement", so weight and batery duration is note very important. If i ever take it anywhere, like a lanparty, i will have an electricity socket nearby.
Plus, i will probably use my 32'' monitor and the laptop would be closed most of the time, so the screen is not a priority, i prefer to save bucks in that in order to have better video card or cpu, etc.
I tried newegg, but there are too many options, and i specially don't know about price/performance between ati and nvidia cards anymore.
HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition dv7tqe Laptop $1100
Core i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz) CPU / 8GB DDR3 System Memory / 750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive / 17.3" HD+ HP BrightView LED (1600 x 900) / AMD Radeon HD 7690M Graphics
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner / HD Webcam / USB 3.0 /