21st May 2012, 02:38 PM
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Laptop for CS/CE student
What is your budget?
What country will you be buying this in?
What size notebook do you prefer?
15" preferred, if I got a 17" I would have to get a new backpack too
Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
Maybe (only if available with 3 year warranty)
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Programming, virtual machines (will upgrade RAM to 16GB), driving one or two external monitors
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?
Will you be buying online or in store?
either; preferred B&M store is Micro Center
Which OS do you prefer?
Windows 7 or Linux
List the screen resolutions that interest you:
1920x1080. None of that 1366x768 CRAP!
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
Glossy or Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you?
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
How long do you want this laptop to last?
How much storage capacity do you need?
Are you interested in SSD for storage?
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
I'd replace it with another HDD
I'm currently considering: Thinkpad W520, HP Envy 17, MBP 15", Sony Vaio F
Last edited by alisonc; 21st May 2012 at 02:44 PM.
Reason: Add what I'm currently considering