My budget is 1500$. What should I look for? I defintely want a strong CPU and a large RAM, because I love having multiple tabs and windows open simultaneously. It sucks when you have to open your task manager to terminate some applications thst are lagging the system. A laptop computer having a good built in camera is also important for me, but not as much. What other characteristics should I look for when buying a newlaptop and which brand is the best? A hard drive with huge capacity is perhaps the least important feature for me since it will not affect performance, and I can always add an external hard drive.