Less than 900 dollars.
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Schoolwork and games.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Basic office programs for schoolwork as well as games.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Yes, I play games a lot. CounterStrike Source, Team Fortress 2, Starcraft, Company of Heroes, Mass Effect 1/2, Dragon Age Origins, League of Legends, Crysis, etc... I am perfectly content with playing games at low or medium settings provided performance is good.
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
I close down programs not in use.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
A decent amount of music but not so much for pictures.
What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Varies, bigger than 11' but smaller than 17'
What screen resolution do you want?
Any is acceptable.
Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
How much battery life do you need?
Battery life is not that important to me.
How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500 GB is suitable.
How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Four years, it must last me through college.
Also, should I purchase now or wait until the August/September back to school rush before purchasing?
Any help/advice is greatly appreciated, thank you!
Edited by AlphaSheep, 16 March 2011 - 09:58 PM.