30-32K1) What is your budget? (INR or USD)
Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen2) What size notebook would you prefer?
India3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
Dislike: ACER, ASUS (people have told me of poor quality)4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
Report typing, scientific software, simulation, presentation, Very large image editing (6K+pixels).5) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Occasional movie editing and watching 720p movies.
Both. Portability is not such an issue. Im fairly used to of lugging stuff around. My camera bag is heavy, and i still lug it all day.6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
Not likely. At the most some Age of Empires. Not into gaming.7) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
3-4 hours8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
9) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
Either ways is fine. Was planning lamington road.
10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
Need Win7. I plan to dual boot Fedora though.
11) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer?
No idea on this one.
~ I need an HDMI port and a VGA port
~ A Chicklit keyboard would be nice
I would prefer it if it comes with a Windows disk, or if a disc can be requested.
If it does not, can I install Windows from a standard torrent DVD and use my license key? Would that be illegal? Because I absolutely hate the crap-ware new laptops come with.
I was looking at this HP model: 1313AX - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03135742
PS: Since I dont need a really high end machine should I go cheap and get a 22-25k range one? Or should I be a little future proof with a better machine?