My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Web Browsing, email, and photo editing.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Chrome, Adobe Media Live Encoder, and Picasa 3.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
I play a lot of flash games.
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 tend to have a lot on windows open.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Yes, I will store a lot of pictures
Another thing I would like is fast boot up times so I would prefer the laptop have a SSD Cache. Though, that is not an absolute need.