Buying a laptop...PLS HELP!!

  lonyka 23:17 30 Sep 2009

1_What is your budget?

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

3_What screen resolution do you want?
something decent that i can work with

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
a portable

5_How much battery life do you need?
at least more than an hour

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)?
yep, but not that serious..i frequently play lineage online

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
from 300gb anything thats helps me do my work without going crazy

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
as long as i can

11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
nope, just lets my work done.

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.
Hp, Dell, Toshiba, Fujitsu.. and the brands i dont prefer is apples since im not used to the mac OS. sager

  mooly 08:40 01 Oct 2009

1. Loads of choice in that price range.
2. 15.4 inch one of most common sizes... if you don't need to carry it around suggest looking at 17 inch.
3. Screen resolution isn't an issue. You can adjust text size etc in Vista (and presumably W7) by altering DPI (Dots per inch) without lowering resolution as that makes things bigger but more blurred.
4. How portable... see 2
5. They all give that, some like the new Acer timelines give 8 hours
6. Gaming (for high quality graphics/fast action at high frame rates) requires a high performance machine... otherwise not such an issue.
7. Anything in your price range will all do that.
8. HDD size. Unless you store DVD's (moving pictures as opposed to stills) you don't need huge amounts. Anything in your price range will be OK >160gb
9. As your in $ dunno...
10. Look after it... it should last. Open laptops carefully, not by grabbing a corner and yanking it open... hinges can be a problem on some models if your careless... otherwise no problem.
11. Acer... because I have one 3 years now and it's been fantastic. As with anything you can be lucky and unlucky.

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