Hi so im looking for a laptop for university that can run design programs with ease and allow me to game, Its mainly the COD series i will be playing!
Heres what im looking fro and hopefully someone can help me as in new to the gaming side of computers!
1) What is your budget? £550 - My budget is pretty low for what I want and I cant go over it by much!!
2) What size notebook would you prefer?
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
I will be buying it in any UK store or online from the UK.
4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
Ive never actually owned my own laptop ive always had desktops so Im totally new to the brands!
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistrubited?
No I would like them to be new unless they are from the original company and are as new and come with a decent warranty.
6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Intensive programs (Solidworks, Photoshop, Design programs)
7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
Yes I am buying it for university so most probabley will be taking it to university most days!
8) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games or types of games?
Yes I am wanting to play Call Of Duty Black Ops, nothing fancy like Crysis in 3D but i want it to be able to handle games at least on medium settings to replace my XBOX live membership!
9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
That doesnt bother me so much aslong as its like 2 hours minimum?
10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
I dont mind not seeing one in person aslong as it fits all of my needs and is from a known seller with good reviews for it!
11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
Windows 7 (I can always dual boot linux at a later date :))
12) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
a. WXGA – 1280x800 or occasionally 1280x768; For people who like big text and icons that are easy to read.
Less stuff fits on the screen, which translates into more scrolling.
b. WXGA+ – 1440x900; A modest bump over WXGA. Text and icons are a bit smaller.
A little more stuff fits on the screen.
c. WSXGA+ – 1680x1050; The middle ground. Again, text and icons are smaller than WXGA+, and more stuff fits onto the screen.
Good for having applications open side by side, like a web browser while playing a video.
d. WUXGA - 1920x1200; Very small text and icons, that can be hard to read. Lots of stuff fits on the screen, which means less scrolling.
Good for applications that require a high level of detail like CAD or Photo Editing.
Ill be totally honest i know nothing about this my current resolution on my desktop is 19" samsung TV - 1360 x 768 (16:9) Refresh rate 60Hz
really sorry i nknow nothing about quality of picture or resolution SORRY!
13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
I have no clue lol
Build Quality and Design:
14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
Not totally important but i wouldnt like anything ugly, but if it does its job i suppose i cant really complain!
15) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
I will be buying it over the next few months ready for university in september!
16) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 500GB? Do you want a SSD drive?
I will only need around 250GB i think is a good minimum for me, i can always buy an external drive after so im not worried here.
17) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
I would like a CD/DVD Burner