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I am looking for a new notebook that I can hook up to my front projector and 5.1 surround in order to play HD DVDs as well as HDTV recorded from the notebook (I have an HD receiver and rooftop antenna for OTA HDTV). In addition, I will be using the notebook for video editing and burning DVD's. Secondarily, I will be using the notebook for e-mail, internet surfing and modest wordprocessing.

1) What is your budget?

Up to $3,500

2) What size notebook would you prefer?

Smaller is better, but I am open.

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

Taking it different places.

4) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?

No games.

6) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

I am open; although I could use Sony points if purchasing a Sony machine.

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

As much as possible, but not a key consideration.

8) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?

Depends who is selling it. But I'm okay with just about anything if there are positive reviews.

9) Please select your country's flag as a post icon and tell us what country are you buying this in?


Screen Specifics

10) Would you prefer standard or widescreen?


11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?

Resoluion really doesn't matter as I'll usually be using this with my projector.

12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?

I would prefer matte/non-glossy, but not a strong preference.

13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?


14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?

I was planning on waiting until the end of this month so that I could obtain Vista pre-installed.

Notebook Components

15) How much hard drive space do you want?

Considering the desire to record HDTV and do video editing, I figure 150-200 G. Of course, I could always just use an external hard drive.

16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD-ROM, DVD-CD/RW or DVD-RW drive?

Yes, DVD HD recording and playback.

Thanks for your help!
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