First time laptop buyer needs advice!!!!!!!


Apr 14, 2012
1. What is your budget? less than $800 preferably $400-$600

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15" or larger screen

3. What screen resolution do you want? uncertain

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

5. How much battery life do you need? as long as possible

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)? Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3 medium settings minimum

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

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? not important

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

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

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

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. not a fan of dell or gateway but willing to look if the computer fits needs

13. What country do you live in? USA

I am looking at getting my wife a laptop for work. She would use word processing and web browsing mostly. She requested a machine she could use to watch movies on (netflix, DVD, Blueray). I am looking at being able to use for GW2 and D3 while on trips (not telling her that :D ). She would like a backlit keyboard and larger screen for her poor eyesight and typing in the dark.