2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
13-15 inches (I'm looking for lightweight)... already own an ipad2
3. What screen resolution do you want?
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
desktop replacement....I think...I may just buy a new tower with the old setup and buy the laptop...still deciding. I've been unemployed for a year and need to spend carefully
5. How much battery life do you need?
4 hours & up
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)?
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
teaching AP computer science... need to design games using Java
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 5 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
CD and DVD ROM
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.
NO preferences. I just want the best laptop that will fit my needs.