Hello all. I’ve been looking for a new gaming laptop for a month or so, and my searches brought me here a few weeks ago. I finally decided to make one of these threads in hope I might find some help/clarification.

General Questions

1) What is your budget?

2) What size notebook would you prefer?

e. Desktop Replacement; 17″+ screen

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don’t like?

a. Like: Gateway, I’ve had good experiences with their computers.
b. Dislike: Toshiba, have has several problems owning two of theirs.

5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

8) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games or types of games?

9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

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?

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

Windows 7.