Question Please help me decide on a laptop

Dec 3, 2019
1. What is your budget?
$1500-(maybe $2000) Lower the better

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
any 13in +
3. What screen resolution do you want?
1080p (I would prefer 144hz but not necessary)
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5. How much battery life do you need?
6-7 hours
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Overwatch on all low settings and maybe minecraft
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
I want to run Virtual Machines and program
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
512gb min (I'm fine with buying extra storage externally if needed)
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
anything that's not sketchy
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
4-5 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I am planning to go into Cyber Security in college so I assume I will be running virtual machines and such. I mainly want this laptop to participate in class and to do some light gaming on the side.

I would prefer a sleek looking design.