Buying a Laptop, form filled out


Oct 3, 2016
Hi Community, any ideas are greatly appreciated!

1. What is your budget?

Up to 800€

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

14 or 15 inch screen

3. What screen resolution do you want?

FullHD (1920x1080)

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

Portable, will be used with external screen when at home

5. How much battery life do you need?

The more the better, this is an important point

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)?

No games

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

No really challenging tasks, but Windows/startup/opening programs should be quick.

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

The perfect solution would be 256GB SSD plus 500GB HDD instead of an optical drive. If this is not possible, then probably rather a larger HDD than an SSD-only solution

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

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

As long as possible, I am retiring by the end of the year and need a replacement for the company laptop I am currently using.

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

None required, see above

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 have been using Lenovo for a few years now, they were always OK, but this is not a must.

13. What country do you live in?


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.