Originally Posted by Zaki God
What is your budget?
What size notebook would you prefer?
Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
Tell us what country you are buying this in.
Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
I don't care what brand it is.
What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
Searching the internet, playing games, traveling, using at work and college.
Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
Will definently be taking it places.
Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
Runescape....and some other games.
How many hours of battery life do you need?
2 hours or more.
Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
No, I do not mind.
What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
Would you prefer standard or widescreen?
From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
Build Quality and Design
Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
I want it to last 10 years.
How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 200GB?
120GB to 180GB
Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD-ROM, DVD-CD/RW or DVD-RW drive?
I am experienced with computers, I want a computer that is fast, and does the job right.
So what laptop should I buy?
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Heres the spec of an xps for the job
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHZ, 2 DIMM
120GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900 GS
SOUND OPTIONS Integrated Audio
17 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife™
Thats from dell and thats $2,514
Heres the spec of an inspiron for the job -i would get the inspiron as it is cheaper altough it has a smaller display
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/4MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium Edition
High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch display (1680x1050)
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT
FREE! 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
160G 7200RPM SATA HDD
CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive)
Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card
Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
9-cell Primary Battery and 9-cell additional Lithium Ion Battery
High Definition Audio 2.0
it is $1,623 .