$400-6001. What is your budget?
From 10-15 inches2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
No preference3. What screen resolution do you want?
Something portable, already have a desktop. Would like to do light gaming on it via flights and also be able to hook up a mic to it and do voice recordings on the go via Audacity.4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Ideal is 5+ hours when in actual use. I see reviews with "5 hours...of video playback" but I intend on doing more than just watching movies.5. How much battery life do you need?
Do want to play games, but nothing out of this world / brand new. Maybe games from 90s-2010. Again, my issue is whether the battery can handle playing lets say, Diablo 2 for more than 3 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)?
Light photoshop, mostly audio recording / editing.7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
100GB is good.8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Was looking into either this tiny laptop from HP or the larger version...larger is more powerful and has a 9-cell battery but for some reason I have this notion that tiny laptops go on for longer than larger ones.9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
If it can do what I need of it, probably a few years.10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
None needed11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Don't have a preference - just what is reliable and afforadable.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.
USA13. What country do you live in?
I basically want something that can do light gaming, won’t be terribly sluggish but most importantly, has good battery life. The last laptop purchase I made was for an acer netbook that boasted 8 hours of battery life – but turned out it would only do 2 hours while playing a game from the 90s. This made the remainder of my 7 hour flight to California boring when it ran out. Switched over to an Android tablet, which I love the battery life of but would rather prefer a real OS so I’m trying for a laptop again.14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.