Help choosing college laptop

1. What is your budget?
<$1400
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15 inches
3. What screen resolution do you want?
want high resolution, full hd if possible
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
It needs to be portable but is not too much of an issue
5. How much battery life do you need?
I need about 4 hours or so
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 I do with good quality settings for Call of Duty, Skyrim, and any new games coming out
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Browse internet, stream videos, watch movies, photo editing, programming, normal college work
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 500gb
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Nope
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
at least 4 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
bluray if possible
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.
dont want vaio period
13. What country do you live in?
USA
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I have been looking at iBUYPOWER battlefield cz12, hp dv6t, asus, and MSI GE60-0N-006US , but am open to any suggestions and also want a reliable laptop with good customer service, but is not a deal breaker. thx! :D
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  1. you want a viao but are considering an asus and msi ans hp. what is it?

    i strongly suggest a 14 inch laptop. a 15 does not fit in a normal size back pack very well. i also suggest not getting a laptop that can game unless you have an easy major. its to big of a distraction for any gamer.
  2. cbrunnem said:
    you want a viao but are considering an asus and msi ans hp. what is it?

    i strongly suggest a 14 inch laptop. a 15 does not fit in a normal size back pack very well. i also suggest not getting a laptop that can game unless you have an easy major. its to big of a distraction for any gamer.


    I dont want a vaio, and it wont be a distraction to me, i also am open to 14 inch. The main reason is that i may not be able to bring my console or tv to my dorm so basically i need an all around laptop that is more geared towards gaming
  3. ps im also going into computer science so yeah
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