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Well my mum is looking for a laptop atm, she wants one because she teaches chinese yada yada, so she can do whatever she wants.

What is your maximum budget?
Around 1k nzd (about 750usd)
What country are you in?
New Zealand
What will be the uses of this laptop?
Word, etc etc
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Nope, she just wants something that will last a while (and shes heard horror stories about acer, also the fact that my old acer laptop melted lol)
What screen size do you require?
Something between 11~15inchs i reckon, she doesnt want anything too big/heavy
What screen resolution do you require?
Most are ok for her
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
New, definitely new
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
Longer than average
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
She wont be playing games
What operating system do you need? (if any)
Nope
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
She wants something thin like a mac air/ultrabook etc
How much hard drive space do you need?
Id reckon 320/500gb would be fine for her
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
A webcam might be nice but i doubt she'd get around to using it
Is there anything else we need to know?
Nope


And for meee, i'm not going to buy a laptop yet but i would just like to know the specs similar to what i'd need

What is your maximum budget?
700, 800nzd max (preferably as low as possible so id say 550usd)
What country are you in?
New Zealand
What will be the uses of this laptop?
Taking notes at university etc, light gaming so stuff like counter strike source, dota2, team fortress 2, id like to play these at like 60fps @ 1366x768 though
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Nope, just want something that will work and have good build quality
What screen size do you require?
i dont really mind, but lighter would be nicer
What screen resolution do you require?
1366x768 would be nice
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
New
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
Well since dota2 and counter strike source can run on intel HD fine id expect the laptop to have a fairly long like o_O
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Dota2, wc3, css, tf2 maybe, not much else id play on a laptop :s, need 60fps and high (but not max if i cant)
What operating system do you need? (if any)
doesnt really matter o_O
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
meh, just a typical laptop
How much hard drive space do you need?
like 320/500
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
nope
Is there anything else we need to know?
nope

i will be buying my stuff here
http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=353
so if anyone wants to browse though and show me what options i have thatd be nice biggrin.gif

or i could look at the new zealand lenovo site/dell etc
Edited by damnwebsite - 6/1/13 at 12:13am
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the new asus x501, 401's are great. very light, and decently fast. would save you some money too. Do you need an optical drive?
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Originally Posted by Asustweaker View Post

the new asus x501, 401's are great. very light, and decently fast. would save you some money too. Do you need an optical drive?

theres like only one shop here that sells it here -_-, and yeah an optical drive would be nice, my mum would probably need it, and i would probably take one just in case :s dont want to be lugging around an external optical drive lol
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