I have a budget of around 1500$ CAD, and I'm looking for a laptop that is between 13' and 15'. Any bigger and it won't be portable enough for university. It needs to have a good battery life (5 hours or more) since i'm going to be on the move a lot, and I can't guarantee power plugs in classes. On the other hand, it must have a decent graphic card, because I will be doing some light gaming on it, mostly starcraft 2, and some newer games on low if possible . If not, then starcraft 2 on low or medium should be enough. Judging from these requirements, I thought about the Nvidia Optimus technology, that lets you switch between a dedicated gpu and a Intel HD gpu, that way the battery last longer when not gaming. So far, the only laptop I have seen that meets these requirements is the ASUS U30JC-X3C. It's basically a U30JC-B1, cept it has a i5-450m @ 2.4 ghz instead of a i3 370m at 2.4 ghz. The i5 has turbo-boost, which I feel is important when i'm gaming, since higher frequency will help (boosts to 2.66 ghz). The battery lasts 7.5 hours or so, which is excellent battery life imo, the cpu is pretty good, and the gpu is decent for a portable laptop with good battery life. Specs: - i5-450m - Geforce GT 310m 512mb DDR3 switches to Intel HD 4500m when not gaming - 4GB DDR3 1066 mhz Ram - 1366 x 768 res, 13.3' screen -500 gb 5400 rpm HDD If you guys have any laptops you can recommand, please by all means, post haha. I'm open to any suggestion. Sorry for being in Canada haha.