1. What is your budget?
$700 max USD 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
12" - 14" 3. What screen resolution do you want?
any 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable 5. How much battery life do you need?
Greater than 5 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)?
No games 7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Skype, VMware, Microsoft office, Visual Studios 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
AT least 100 GB
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Any USA web site 10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Undecided 11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Don't need optical drive 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.
Any brand 13. What country do you live in?
USA, New York
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
You do not need a dedicated GPU for photo and video editing.
For video editing you do need a dedicated GPU or a AMD APU for hardware acceleration, a intel hd 3000 is worthless piece of crap for it.
That is why I said wait for ivy bridge whuch has HD 4000 which is decent and AMD trinity which is awesome too.