13.3” to 15.6” (14" is excellent) (720p minimum)
Dedicated Graphics Card (1gb ddr3 minimum 1-2 gb ddr3 preferable)
6GB DDR3 ram 1600mhz
500gb HDD (minimum) prefer
Blu Ray drive or no disc drive at all (i can always get a bluray player or external blu ray drive)
1 USB 3.0
6lbs or under
$550 Price range I don't mind manufacture refurbish or used in excellent condition.
What brands do you like or dislike?
Like: ASUS, Lenovo, Toshiba, Msi, Sager (brands that stay cool and lasts)
Dislike: Acer, HP, Dell, Sony (generally over head and are made cheaply) i
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Web Surfing; Music; Playing 1080p and 5.1 movies blu ray on tv/home theater; Soldier Front 2; other games like battlefield 3 but I don’t mind low settings
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
Must be blu ray or else not have any optical at all since dvd/cd is worthless to me
I'm asking if the lenovo above is the best choice for my money or if there are other options out there for the guidelines im looking for.
Thanks for your help! Will gladly answer any questions!
Y500 $850 (Refurb) 15.6" 1920 x 1080
LED DISPLAY 8GB DDR3 RAM 1TB HARD DRIVE DUAL NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2GB BACKLIT KEYBOARD HDMI USB 3.0 BLUETOOTH 4.0 6-in-1 CARD READER
Y580 ( Refurb)$780
XPS 14 $780 (Display Model) $650 Used: Display: 14.0" widescreen HD+ LED (900p) HD Webcam Windows 8® Intel® Core™ i7-3517U (1.90GHz, with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.0GHz) 8GB DDR3 (1600MHz) 500GB HDD with 32GB mSATA NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M 1GB DDR5 VRAM Media card reader 3-in-1 Bluetooth®
U410 $470 (Refurb): 14 inch WXGA HD (1366x768) LED 155 lux (i5-3317U, 1.7GHz/2 Cores/4 Threads/Max Turbo Frequency 2.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 774GB (750GB SATA 5400rpm HDD + 24GB Solid State SSD Drive) 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI Ports Dedicated 1GB NVidia GeForce GT610M Graphics with 1 HDMI Port 4.2 pounds
Purchased N56VM-SB71-CB i7-3610QM 8GB 1TB HDD Win7 5.6”
1366x768 LED NVIDIA GT630M 2GB Blu-Ray Combo Sub-Woofer