Need help finding a new Laptop


Sep 10, 2013
I have never owned a laptop before (except a "seashell" mac 10 years ago but that is not worth mentioning further) and have been doing fine with a powerful home PC so far. But now I need to buy one, mainly for going to university. And I'm utterly lost in the ocean of laptops choice. So here I am asking for help ^^

1. What is your budget?
A large price range from 400 to 600 or even 700 euros if it's truly amazing.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Between 13 and 16 inches

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1920 x 1080

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable. Not Ultra-Portable but close.

5. How much battery life do you need?
As much as possible! 6h would be perfect.

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)?
Not really except undemanding flash games like Curve Fever or Realm of the Mad God, nothing to worry about.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Watching movies, working on Word documents, surfing the web. Multimedia stuff.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 500gb, more would be nice.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
None in mind, I live in France anyways so don't bother with Newegg links etc...

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Maybe around 3-5 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
I don't need any. If it comes with one good otherwise it doesnt matter.

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.

Heard a lot of bad experiences about Acer, Lenovo and Compaq laptops, never buying anything from them. I like Samsung and Sony for the design but that's not important.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I'd like it to have at least an i3 CPU and 4 GB of RAM.

Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance for your help!

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Sep 10, 2013

I would buy it but it's worth 760 euros (1000 dollars) in france, that's far over my budget. :/