24th May 2010, 11:58 PM #1
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- May 2010
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Moderate/Heavy gaming Desktop replace...
1) What is your budget?
-My budget is about $1000-$1600, but will go to $1800...
2) What size notebook would you prefer?
-e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ 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?
-a. Like: any really
-b. Dislike: Macs
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
-b. Light schoolwork, mostly typing/essays
7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
Rarely, but will occasionally, mostly desktop replace...
8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
-a. Strategies of any sort, i love games like Hearts of Iron 2/3 or Supreme Commander
-b. Rpgs, again of any sort, Dragon Age, ME2, old school Fallout
-c. Might enter the world of MMO's...
-d. Maybe some fps, like BF:BC2, etc
9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
-Desktop replacement, not many
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'd like to do a little research, but I'm still a novice, so some things are still new
11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. If you are unsure of what to purchase, we would highly recommend you check some notebook screens before you buy to see what you like. You may also wish to take a look at the notebook screen guide for more information.
Midrange Resolutions: WXGA+, HD+, 900p
Actual resolutions: 1440x900 and 1600x900
Offered on all Notebooks. Keep in mind text will be very small on a 12" WXGA+ notebook.
A set of in-between resolution options that are found on some machines. Considered base resolution on 17" inch and higher laptops. Text and icons are smaller than standard resolution screens, and more windows fit onto the screen. These resolutions are very good for working with multiple windows side-by-side, without having to overlap them.
13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
---Build Quality and Design---
14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
-Somewhat, but not much
15) When are you buying this laptop?
-Over the summer, within the beginning/middle July
16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
-A long time, I won't have much for replacements, and i don't want to replace it any time soon
17) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 640GB? Do you want a SSD drive?
-Whatever one would reccommend, but 500GB seems like a good size for what I'm looking into.
18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
-Obviously, Blueray would be nice, but not a primary want.
I'm mostly a novice as far as computers go, so some parts may not add up, feel free to laugh and point at the noob, but help is appreciated. Btw, I looked at the Qosmio X505 Q870, and that seemed about right, but i dont know if that's what i'm really looking for...
25th May 2010, 02:41 AM #2
Re: Moderate/Heavy gaming Desktop replace...
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