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What is your maximum budget?
around the cost of Macbook/Macbook pro.

What country are you in?
Hong Kong

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Minor: photoshop, video edit (basic)
Heavy: Multitasking, music, videos, work (word/powerpoint/excel), photography, web surfing.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Open to Anything, please no Alienware btw.

What screen size do you require?
13 to 14.

What screen resolution do you require?
The higher the better, apple's 1280 x 800 is fine.

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)
around the life of a Macbook/Macbook pro

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
No games.

What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows 7 or Mac

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Anything within the Black and white spectrum. I would prefer a smart black or the Mac style silver, titanium grey is fine too. Something not too girly And something thats not a dust magnet.

How much hard drive space do you need?
at least 250GB.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Webcam, firewire for backups.

Is there anything else we need to know?
it needs to be as light as the Macbook/Macbook pro
as thin (little bit over is fine) as the Macbook/Macbook pro
reliability!
cannot run overly hot and burn my lap.
no ssd because its too expensive

Thanks in advance.
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/6/11 at 11:59am
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post #2 of 15
I don't have an individual recommendation, but Dell Business laptops are great. They last forever.
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post #3 of 15
noise battery life heat and size are important but SSD is the only thing on the list of Donotwant?
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I would wait on one of these personally: Dell m14x not out yet though. Looks like 2.3ghz i7 256gb SSD 750gb 7200rpmHDD... 8 cell battery ~$1000
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post #5 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post
noise battery life heat and size are important but SSD is the only thing on the list of Donotwant?
Yea, too expensive/not worth it.
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I would wait on one of these personally: Dell m14x not out yet though. Looks like 2.3ghz i7 256gb SSD 750gb 7200rpmHDD... 8 cell battery ~$1000
Alienware is EXTREMELY overpriced in Hong Kong.....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
Alienware is EXTREMELY overpriced in Hong Kong.....
AH i see, i overlook location far too often.

Good luck.
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post #8 of 15
Lenovo would be the brand I would look into. Check out sites that post bargains and sales like techbargain or slickdeals.

I got my friend a lenovo Core i7-2630 Quad-Core Sandy Bridge 14in Laptop (8GB/500GB/Radeon 6550) for $900USD
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post #9 of 15
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ATM the brands I'm looking @ right now:
ASUS
Dell
HP
Apple
Lenovo
Sony
Samsung
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/6/11 at 12:13pm
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G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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Force GT 120 & Seagate 1TB 7200 Lite-On Blu-ray combo 620 + 2x Akasa Viper Windows 7 HP 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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post #10 of 15
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actually, I might do some gaming stuff, a laptop that runs portal 2? tf2? css? bf3?
I shoot professional quality photos/video so it must handle hi res stuff and some heavy graphics works too. (cinema4d, photoshop, 3dsmax) and it must handle after effects/vegas vid editing.
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/6/11 at 12:33pm
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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Mac OSX 10.6 13.3" 1,280 × 800 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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