Solved! First year University student looking for a (gaming) laptop


Jul 22, 2010
1_What is your budget?
$1000-1300 CAD

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Less than 16'

3_What screen resolution do you want?
Doesn't matter

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Prefer portable

5_How much battery life do you need?
More than 2-3 Hours unplugged

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)?
Starcraft 2: Mid-High, perfer High
Sims 3: Med-High

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Movies, general school stuff

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
Enough for gaming/school 500Gb?

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

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3-4 years

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
No preference

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'd rather stay away from HP, bad memories with thier motherboards

13_What country do you live in?
Vancouver Canada

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
This is my first laptop purchase so I don't have a strong background with computer stuff but gaming is fairly the priority on this laptop, btw the starcraft requirement can be found here: