11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Don't need an optical drive but don't care if one is included
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 will buy from any brand that has a good reputation for customer service and quality laptops. That being said, I will not buy from HP as my previous laptop was a DV9000 and it was awful and so was HP's customer service.
Will buy either Mac or PC (ASUS, ACER, LENOVO, SAMSUNG, etc..)
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I was originally comparing ultrabooks to see if I could get one around $1200. I narrowed it down to ASUS UX31, Lenovo U300, Toshiba Porteige Z835, and Acer Aspire S3. After lots of research I decided the Asus UX31 had the best quality but the Macbook air was a little better. The Asus UX32VD is barley coming out and has a dedicated video card (good for videos/gaming which I will use the computer for) but only has 4g of RAM and a 500GB HDD. I would have to buy more RAM and a 256GB SSD, open up the computer and replace those (Voiding warranty and no experience doing either). I could also go for a macbook air with 256ssd and 3 year warranty for $1700.
The new Vizio ultrabooks look nice. To clarify I want the laptop to come with 256GB SSD and at least 4GB of RAM so I don't have to upgrade it until i'm ready to buy a new computer. The problem I found with the ASUS UX32VD is its going to be the best ultrabook on the market, but you have to open it up and update the ram and replace the HDD with SSD in order for it to be viable which voids the warranty. I would prefer not to pay $1800 for parts and a laptop just to have to open it up and possibly break it to update it.
Edit: After some research i'm okay with a 500GB HDD over a SSD but preferably a hybrid.