Looking for a new laptop - Form Filled Out

SeptimusAstrum

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1. What is your budget?

$700 to $1k

could go over $1k if the it seems like The One

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

a big screen is nice, but its not the most import feature to me at all

I'd say at least 13" but anything about 16" is just excessive - no real preference beyond that

3. What screen resolution do you want?

1920x1080

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

I intend for this laptop to replace both my current laptop and desktop for a couple years, though I would still like it to be pretty portable

Ideally, it should be something I feel comfortable carrying to and from class/lab/work/etc in a backpack - so nothing excessively bulky or heavy

5lb is probably the upper limit of weight

5. How much battery life do you need?

I dunno at least 4 hours I guess? I don't plan on writing a novel on the beach or anything, I'm usually near a wall outlet, and honestly I usually use my current laptop plugged in

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)?

I play a lot of LoL and Dota and CS:GO. Plan on getting Fallout 4 and Dark Souls III as soon as they're out, and would like to get around to playing The Witcher 3 finally.

would really like to play these games with graphics set as High as possible

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

beyond games, mostly just browse the internet and write code

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

current laptop just has a 256GB SSD and its been feeling a little small lately

512GB would be better

I tend not to hoard games or movies, so I don't really need anything excessive

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

N/A

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

2 years, maybe a little more maybe a little less

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

N/A

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've heard Lenovo has some sketchy spyware on their laptops

13. What country do you live in?

The U. S. of A.

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

A friend of mine recommended this which is also available certified refurbished on the cheap

it seems to more or less meet my requirements, though I am wary to buy anything that has integrated graphics since I play a lot of games (and as a much smaller complaint I would like a larger SSD) - what are your thoughts on it?
 

jaguarskx

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One laptop that I am currently considering is the yet to be released Dell Insipron i7559 which sell for $800 (lowest model); available for pre-order. It has a quad core i5-6300HQ, 1080p IPS anti-glare screen, and nVidia GTX 960m. The one on Amazon has a 256GB SSD. The one sold on Dell's website comes with a 1TB HDD. It has a m.2 slot which you can install up to a 512GB m.2 SSD.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd

The Dell Inspiron i7559 will probably be released on 10/27/2015 because when I added it to the shopping cart on Dell's website, that is the shipping date.
 

jaguarskx

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One laptop that I am currently considering is the yet to be released Dell Insipron i7559 which sell for $800 (lowest model); available for pre-order. It has a quad core i5-6300HQ, 1080p IPS anti-glare screen, and nVidia GTX 960m. The one on Amazon has a 256GB SSD. The one sold on Dell's website comes with a 1TB HDD. It has a m.2 slot which you can install up to a 512GB m.2 SSD.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd

The Dell Inspiron i7559 will probably be released on 10/27/2015 because when I added it to the shopping cart on Dell's website, that is the shipping date.
 
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