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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[Solved] Gaming rig - first-time buyer /builder ForumFirst time tablet buyer ForumFirst Time SSD Buyer Insall and buying questions ForumFirst time laptop buyer for college ForumSuggestions for a first time laptop buyer ForumFirst Time Laptop Buyer - Gaming Laptop ForumIn need of help first time PC buyer ForumFirst Time Laptop Buyer ForumCPU Buyer 's Guide 2.0 ForumAnother First Time Buyer Seeking Advice ForumMemory Compatibility Please Help !! First Time Buyer Forum1st time Motherboard Buyer ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumWork laptop & gaming combo? Forum( Help ), MSI laptop won't turn on Forum[HELP] HP Laptop not booting ForumHow to stop instant logon on asus laptop ForumHow to stop instant logon on asus laptop ForumGraphic problems with hp g62 laptop Forum[Solved] Cheap laptop that will run sims 3? More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !