1) What is your budget?
2) What size notebook would you prefer?
15-15.4, not desktop replacement
4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
Don't like macs, don't much care for Toshiba or Dell
5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
Gaming and schoolwork
6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
Taking it with me
7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
Yes, America's Army, F.E.A.R., Crysis, Civ
8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
The more the better
9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
Not at all
10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
XP or vista home premium(with turboRAM)