Buying a new laptop, HELP! First time buyer! Tags: Laptops Product Last response: November 3, 2012 4:29 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share WatercoloredDreams November 3, 2012 4:21:00 PM 1. Location: USA 2. Budget: Between $250 and $390 (Will go maybe a little higher, I do realize thats not that much) 3. Size and portability: 14-15 inch and yes needs to be portable because I'm going to college soon. 4. Screen Res: 5. Battery Life: At least 3 hours, 5+ would be amazing 6. Gaming: I want to be able to play things like "FATE" but nothing like Skyrim 7. Space: Not sure but atleast 4 gb 8. What I'll be doing on it: -Typing, lots and lots of typing -Projects -Watching movies, like Netflix 9. How long do I need it to survive?: 4-5 Years minimum I prefer Dell laptops, I hate macs. Thanks! I prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8 More about : buying laptop time buyer samuelspark November 3, 2012 4:29:18 PM Space means HDD storage space, not RAM. And you can't afford a mac. Lol. Btw, I would get W8 and get used to it because it performs a lot better in portable hardware as it is more power efficient and such. Try this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst time buyer looking for a quality gaming laptop Forum SolvedFirst Time Laptop Buyer - Gaming Laptop Forum First time laptop buyer, advice needed pls Forum First Time SSD Buyer Insall and buying questions Forum First time laptop buyer needs advice!!!!!!! Forum Buying a Digital Camera - first time buyer Forum SolvedMonitor died need help with new one,first time buying Forum First time laptop buyer for college Forum Suggestions for a first time laptop buyer Forum Laptop/Notebook first time buyer need advice Forum First time tablet buyer. Please help. Forum First time motherboard buyer, help?? Forum In need of help first time PC buyer Forum First time buying a laptop, need help. Forum Advice Required on New Gaming Build (first time buyer) Forum Please Help Me Choose A Soundcard (First Time Buyer) Forum First time video card buyer...help! Forum SolvedFirst Time 2.1/5.1 Sound system Buyer! Forum SolvedHow much should a first time buyer spend on a gaming PC? Forum SolvedFirst time SSD Buyer. Samsung vs Sandisk vs Kingston vs OCZ vs Intel vs Adata vs Corsair vs Plextor Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !