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TL:DR-
Concerns:
  • Large Screen
  • Long Battery life
Not Concerns:
  • Processing power
  • Resolution
  • Storage
  • Peripheral features

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What is your maximum budget?
$600ish maybe? Although the cheaper the better.
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What country are you in?
USA
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What will be the uses of this laptop?
Basic windows programs/internet browsing
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Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
No
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What screen size do you require?
15''+ I want as much screen real estate as possible.
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What screen resolution do you require?
720p+ Don't really need high resolutions.
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Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
Depends.
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How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
As long as humanly possible. At least 6 hours, preferably 8+
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What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Probably none.
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What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows maybe.
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Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
No
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How much hard drive space do you need?
No real requirement.
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Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Preferably an SSD boot drive.
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Is there anything else we need to know?

Screen size + battery life are priorities. Performance/resolution aren't really a concern.
Preferably at least 4GB Ram
No dvd slot required.
Edited by godftw - 11/8/15 at 9:23am
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http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/all-day-strong-longest-lasting-notebooks

Check the reviews, big screen = consumes high energy. It will cost more if you want great battery life on a larger display. There are a few good one's in the link. I'm on mobile so don't really want to type a lot.
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http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/all-day-strong-longest-lasting-notebooks

Check the reviews, big screen = consumes high energy. It will cost more if you want great battery life on a larger display. There are a few good one's in the link. I'm on mobile so don't really want to type a lot.

I understand that larger screens = more energy, but everything in a laptop is a tradeoff with battery life, pixels, processor, hard drive, size. None of the laptops through that link really fill my requirements. I actually already have a 12'' chromebook but I need a bigger screen and a better OS.

I would love something like a chromebook but bigger and with windows...
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Maybe Toshiba Satellite.
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Any reason in particular for the Satellite or do you just like the pretty name? (There are like 5 Satellite series)

I was thinking something along these lines:

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-X551CA-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Windows/dp/B00P8OMIDK
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KMRGF28
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-6-Inch-DVD-SuperMulti-Windows/dp/B00VXV5OTM

Something like:

I3 processor
4-6GB Ram
15.6-17'' Screen
Good battery life/replaceable battery
Room for an SSD boot drive addon

Or maybe I will just install windows on a chromebook? ~_~
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Originally Posted by godftw View Post

Any reason in particular for the Satellite or do you just like the pretty name? (There are like 5 Satellite series)

I was thinking something along these lines:

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-X551CA-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Windows/dp/B00P8OMIDK
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KMRGF28
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-6-Inch-DVD-SuperMulti-Windows/dp/B00VXV5OTM

Something like:

I3 processor
4-6GB Ram
15.6-17'' Screen
Good battery life/replaceable battery
Room for an SSD boot drive addon

Or maybe I will just install windows on a chromebook? ~_~

Yes, I like the pretty name. No, I was looking at this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834217149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834217167

You wanted a large screen. Good battery life isn't going to happen with a large screen.
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