Hi there, TPU has been my homepage for about 6 years now, and I know i dont post much but i do adore this place, I am coming to you all for some advice. when it comes to hardware I am comfortable, when it comes to laptops, not only do i not follow them at all, but I am weary of them becuase if i cannot build them myself, i dont trust them lol. One thing i am comfortable with and my family has had great service from in the past is thinkpads/lenovo (now). If I could get some recommendations from you all it would be great, here are my stipulations: under 600$ will use excel and trading software extensively HD video all the time occasional on the road Guild Wars 2 gameplay (and i want 60fps on medium settings) of course i will be able to plug in for gaming. battery life I would like 8 hours of websurfing at least/ trading no HP products, lenovo, MSI, acer preffered. this is my frontrunner: lenovo IdeaPad Z575 (12992PU) Notebook AMD A-Serie... any help with this would be greatly appreciated.