having trouble finding a laptop...

zinbear

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I've been looking around for a laptop (or maybe even a tablet), that can do some gaming, some internet browsing and some note taking. Plus one of my friends have been bugging me to find them a laptop too, but all he has told me is that he wants it to play games and be cheap. I have filled out the questionnaires, the first one is the specs i am looking for and the second one is the one I am speculating my friend would like to have.

1. What is your budget?
Preferably below 500, and 700 at the most.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
I would like to keep it under 17"/17.3". Since I plan on carrying it around with me all day I don't want it to be too bulky or it look like I am hiding behind a wall in a class.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Not to picky but anything about 1280×720 would be nice.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
A portable would be nice, but with power that's somewhere in between.

5. How much battery life do you need?
somewhere between 6 and 8 hours.

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)?
Bioshock Infinite, Portal 2, DOTA 2 , Civilization 5, Stanley Parable, Mabinogi and Minecraft.

I am sure I wont play all of these on the go, but it would nice to let these games be played on Medium settings or between low and medium for games that require more processing power.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Mostly browsing, Skype, Line, Steam, audio recording, music, and college related stuff.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500GB would be nice, can go as low as 300gb.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
I would prefer newegg or Amazon (if its prime shipping).

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
a good 6 years if possible

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
one that can read blu-rays and write DVDs is preferred, but reading DVDs and writting CDs is a must.

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 don't need a specific brand.

13. What country do you live in?
US, California to be exact

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
At least 1 or 2 USB 3.0 ports would preferred, plus bluetooth would be nice too but I can do without.

What I am guessing from my friend's wishes
1. What is your budget?
below 500, 600 at the most.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
above 14"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
about 1280x720 or above

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
6 hours minimum

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)?
Going by his steam recently played DOTA 2, Civilization 5, and Gary's Mod

He wants them to just run smoothly and not lag or cause the laptop to freeze.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
internet browsing, youtube videos, skype, steam, and fraps

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
atlest 300gb to as high as budget can allow

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

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
a few years at least

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
no preference, what ever is standard

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.
no preferred brands
13. What country do you live in?
US, California to be exact

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Also if it helps, I am looking for something to buy maybe in a couple months if not sooner, and my friend is looking for something to get during the holiday season.

EDIT: finished the questions
 
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