I'm in college studying illustration and graphic design. Most of my work is digital and I'd like a nice laptop to work on projects while I rip around town. Most of my work is done in Adobe's Creative Suite, but I also dabble in 3D with Cinema4D and 3D Studio Max. I'll often have Photoshop, Illustrator and either InDesign or Cinema4D open while I'm working on a project, with a browser and spotify for music.
The display is pretty important, I need to see really crisp lines and true colors since my work depends on it. I do some light gaming, but nothing too serious.
I'm looking at the ASUS G53SX-NH71 and the Samsung Series 7 at the moment from suggestions from friends, but I'd like to hear what you all thought.
What is your budget? $1500
What country will you be buying this in? USA
What size notebook do you prefer? Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
What brands do you like or dislike? Like: Samsung? Would you consider a refurbished laptop? Yes
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for? Web Surfing, Photo Editing, Movie Streaming and Viewing, 3D CAD Design, Casual Gaming
Where will you be using this laptop? Will be used different places and Will stay on desk
How many hours of battery life do you need? 6
Will you be buying online or in store? online or in store
Which OS do you prefer? Windows 7 or Mac OS
List the screen resolutions that interest you: Standard Resolution (1366 x 768)
High Resolution (1600 x 900)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen? Glossy or Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you? Yes
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop? Around 05/13/2012
How long do you want this laptop to last? many years
How much storage capacity do you need? 750 GB
Are you interested in SSD for storage? No
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type? DVD Burner