Suggestions for Laptop


Sep 10, 2013
So I'm a big gamer, but as far as work goes I'm limited to basically Excel and a bunch of browser stuff...My little brother is looking for a laptop; he's not really a gamer at all, but he does want it to run photoshop I'm not sure what you want your strong-points to be for that; whether gpu, cpu, ram etc...

I filled out the questions the best I could...I would be buying it for him, so I could always spend a little more if need be, but would like to keep it between 650-850.

Thank you for your help!

1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15.4'' or less
3. What screen resolution do you want?
dont care, as long as its reasonable
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
The more portable the better, but no need for ultrabook style
5. How much battery life do you need?
Not much, most use will be 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)?
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Photoshop (apparently some pretty intense stuff)
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Reasonable amount...ideally an SSD or HD/SSD Combo
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Until he's done with college and can afford his own laptops :)
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
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.

Asus - Personal Preference....never been let down, but that is not set in stone

13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.