I'm looking for the thinnest/lightest 15 or 16" notebook I can get. I don't have a problem with any brands, but I do not want a MacBook Pro (even though I can run windows, I can't fathom spending $2000 to walk around with a picture of a fruit).
1) What is your budget?
Under $2000 preferably
2) What size notebook would you prefer?
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
Nope, just don't want a MacBook Pro.
5) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Office tasks, web browsing, photo editing, video creation
6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
Lots of travel to and from school (high school) so want it nice and light/thin.
7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games or types of games?
Not to many games, but still would prefer discrete graphics.
8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
Not a huge issue, as I'll be able to plug in.
9) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
On-line is okay.
10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
Vista is best, but if it has XP i can install Vista. So anything Windows.
11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
No real preference, but the higher the better.
12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
Build Quality and Design
13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
Yes, image is important.
14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
About 3 years
15) How much hard drive space do you want; 80GB to 500GB? Do you want a SSD drive?
at leats 160
16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
Need DVD burner, Blu-Ray reader or burner would be nice but not neccessary.
So far I've looked at the Sony NS and FW I believe it is, they seem okay but the 16" is a little chunky and I don't care too much for the rounded screen on the NS. Asus has so many models I can't figure out what I want.
Basically, thinnest and lightest are the highest priority.
Im having the same problem; I never realized how difficult it would be to find a nice thin laptop that's not a MAC. I am leaning toward the Sony VAIO's but they do seem so heavy. 13" is way too small for me, but maybe you could get away with 14" or 15" - the only great thing about Sony's is they have a Mac style but PC platform.
- Amy (novice)
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