Help buying laptop

1. What is your budget?

Around $700

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

"notebook" form factor. Nothing shoulder smashing though as it would be carried in a messenger bag.

3. What screen resolution do you want?

Anything that can display true 720P (1280X720) or higher.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?


5. How much battery life do you need?

At least 5 hours or more without playing games. I will play from the AC adapter.

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)?

Playing games. I play games like

TF2 & other lightweight FPS
Possibly DiRT 3

TF2 high and ROBLOX maxed out. Minecraft will play with an 128x texture pack and "medium" shaders on Spoutcraft. Dirt 3 medium or low.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Web browsing and HD Youtube playback.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

500gb+ perferred

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

Newegg please :)

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

2-5 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

Blu-Ray for forward compatibility.

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.

Anything but Dell. Dells are known to have short lives and all sorts of motherboard problems.

13. What country do you live in?

US of A

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I would prefer an A-Series AMD Processor, perferably the A8 and A10 Trinity.
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