General Questions 1) What is your budget? $500 to $1500? Not really sure what is required. Will spend what I need to, but would prefer to spend less if possible. ***If there is great value to be had from a greater budget, then I’ll spend more. What would going from $1500 to $2500 or $3000 yield??*** 2) What size notebook would you prefer? e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen 3) Which country will you buying this notebook? USA 4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? No 5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? No 6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? Photoshop, Lightroom, other Adobe applications. So my understanding is that single core performance would be more important than having a larger number of cores. 7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Both. Desk ~80% 8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?) No 9) How many hours of battery life do you need? Not sure, but more is better of course 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? Online is ok, but screen color accuracy is absolutely critical. I don’t know if IPS, OLED or some other type of screen would be best for color accuracy 11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc. Windows Screen Specifics 12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.) Higher is better(?) I would assume, but not certain. 13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.) Not certain. Probably glossy if that is the more accurate. Build Quality and Design 14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? Somewhat. It cannot look like a crappy generic box. Notebook Components 15) How much hard drive space do you need? Enough. I would like to be able to put in whatever size SSD I want. Timing, Warranty and Longevity 16) When are you buying this laptop? When I find one that fits my needs 17) How long do you expect to use this laptop? Ideally at least a few years, so I’d like as much performance as possible. 18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail? I have a desktop that does the job. 19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage? Not sure, but with COVID, would probably be shipping it out regardless. THANKS IN ADVANCE!