Programming/Gaming laptop, $600 budget


Jun 9, 2013
1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
I'd like a 15 inch screen, other size details are irrelevant
3. What screen resolution do you want?
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5. How much battery life do you need?
4 hours+, the higher the better
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)?
it would be nice to play games like skyrim and tomb raider on low settings. I know that's probably not possible at this price.
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
photo/video editing, animation, programming, etc
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I'd like 500gb+ of storage and an ssd for loading the os (willing to go over budget for that)
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Doesn't really matter, as long as the site/place is reliable
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
1-2 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
dvd rom
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.
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Three requirements: I'd like a capable i5 processor for animations/programming, a solid gpu or integrated graphics for gaming, and an ssd for fast boot times. I don't want a touch screen computer.
I know this is a lot to ask for $600, so I can go up to $700 if absolutely necessary. Thanks all.