Hey guys looking to purchase a laptop for video production, gaming, and general college laptop use. Thanks!
1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3. What screen resolution do you want?
1080p / Full HD
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable, college laptop
5. How much battery life do you need?
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)?
World of Warcraft, High
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Video Editing and Production using the Adobe CS5.5 Suite
Web Design through Dreamweaver
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Micro Center, microcenter.com
New Egg, newegg.com
Doesn't really matter, I'll do TigerDirect, whatever works.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least all 4 years of college
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
BluRay RW would be nice
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.
I'm open to anything
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Would like to use external storage as well, possibly eSATA.
Would possibly use an extra monitor in the dorm room.
I forgot to mention Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A. It uses the fastest processor on the laptop market. Unfortunately the memory is only 4GB and the HDD is 5400RPM speed. But you can use the remaining fund to upgrade to 16GB DDR3-1600GHz and SSD. Everything else is fine.
The total price after upgrades should be within your budget range if you upgrade it yourself or at local shop. The upgrades will not void your warranty except for the things you replace (Memory and SSD).
The best things about Mac are screen and build quality. Both are very useful in video editing.
If you are using windows, you can always dual boot with bootcamp but it may exceeds your budget.