Originally Posted by Cheeseless
Unfortunately this laptop is on its last legs. It's been giving me electric shocks when I put it on my legs, and its performance is degrading by the second. So I'm going to follow the Looking for a Laptop sticky religiously.
What is your maximum budget?Absolute maximum would be 800 euros = 1058 dollars
. However if there's something lower that can still fulfill the requirements I'd rather save money.
What country are you in?
Portugal. I have family in the US that could take a delivery for me though.
What will be the uses of this laptop?Gaming
, heavy Internet usage, document editing, programming, streaming and uploading. If possible recording footage, editing video. Basically everything. I'm in a CS course.
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
None at all. I might be slightly biased towards Asus, Toshiba, and HP. But it won't keep me from buying a lesser known brand if it's worthy and safe.
What screen size do you require?17" and above
What screen resolution do you require?
1366x768 and above.
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
Whatever, as long as it's still in operating condition and the battery isn't shot.
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
More than one hour. Four is already a dream come true. I don't really plan on ever using it out of range of a power socket though. The college I'm at is filled with them.
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Minecraft, League of Legends. Indies(all of them). Starcraft 2, Civ V, Planetary Annihilation. The last three don't need to be maxed out but I can't go under a Medium/High mix.
What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows 7 Home premium
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Anything. It can have a bezel made out of cement and driftwood if it's fast. Also, no weight limit, size limit, nothing.
How much hard drive space do you need?
At least 200 GB
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
HDMI, webcam, mic. Sacrifice them for performance, if necessary.
Is there anything else we need to know?
I'm only looking for performance. Everything else I mentioned is fluff, to be added only to break ties. I own a laptop cooling pad by Targus. Two fans, USB.