This one is going to be my 1st Lappie. I never wanted Laptop as it was never the same replacement for my Desktop monster. But the office work is really forcing me to take one. [table="width: auto, class: grid, align: left"] [tr] [td]What is your budget? (INR or USD) [/td] [td] 65k ~ 70k INR [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer? [/td] [td] 17" 15" [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?[/td] [td]No specific preference as such as long as they are well built. But i dont want Macs as I cannot play games [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?[/td] [td] Gaming Office Tools Learning Entertainment and Multimedia tasks like video conversion, Photoshop [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]What screen resolution(s) & type (glossy/matte) would you prefer?[/td] [td] Screen Resolution : 1600 x 900 or higher [atleast 1366 x 768] Type : Doesnt matter much even then , Matte finish preferred over Glossy. [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Anything else you would like to say? (eg: local purchase, ASS,matte/glossy finish) [/td] [td] CPU : Looking for 4th Gen or 3rd Gen i5 or i7 or AMD equivalent if we have something in this range GPU : 650M GT or higher RAM : 8GB DDR3 or higher HDD : SSD + 750 GB if possible or 1TB Display : Touch ? Keyboard : Back lit if possible Speaker : JBL speaker like in Dell XPS 15 or better. OS : Not really required. I'm haapy with DOS or linux. [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Laptops Under Consideration : [/td] [td] Lenovo Ideapad Y500 (59-379647) This one is little above my budget , but impressed. hp-envy-touchsmart-15-j001tx-laptop [/td] [/tr] [/table] One more thing wanted to add, how to protect this thing , we have any insurance which covers theft protection ? Also , can we use a sim card to connect to internet ? I had seen a sim card slot in one of my friends lap.