Laptop Purchase for Wife


Mar 8, 2013
1. What is your budget? I'd like to cap the budget at $500 unless another $20-30 will make a measurable difference.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15 in or smaller.

3. What screen resolution do you want? sufficient for web surfing and photograph viewing with light editing.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? This will be her primary PC, no desktop.

5. How much battery life do you need? negotiable as she will have access to power strip and it will likely be plugged in mostly

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 graphically intensive games. Just online games with friends, if any.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Web surfing, some office applications, and photo viewing and editing.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? at least 500gb, more if possible.

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

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? at least 3 years.

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

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 preference as long as quality and reliability are reasonable.

13. What country do you live in? US

Thanks millions for taking the time to respond and help me out, I really appreciate it.