Thinking about picking up a badass new laptop in the next month or two.
Previously I was a major desktop guy because I'd build my own computers, but since then I've loved just plugging my laptop into a desktop workstation and 28" monitor at my desk.
I know this thread will be littered with Macbook Pro suggestions, which is fine, but I'd love to hear some other interesting options. I've owned a i5 Macbook Pro and it was great, but they are just so damn pricey for the hardware. Love the feel and design, but not sure I can justify the price.
Really looking for a desktop replacement grade laptop. I game, render/video edit, use photoshop/illustrator, leave about 50 windows open in a browser at a time, etc. I'd say I'm in the moderate to upper end, needs wise.
I've found a number of options arount $1200 - 1500 cheaper than the best Macbook Pro with far superior hardware. So I am leaning towards PC's but I don't mind shelling out for a top of the line Macbook Pro either.
Let me hear what you guys are using, or would buy if money weren't really a factor.
• 15" or bigger
• High resolution screen
• CPU: i7, i5 if really good value (2nd generation chips)
• GPU: >= 1gb
• 500gb HD
• 8gb RAM
• USB 3.0
• Long battery life
• Appearance (prefer less flashy)
• Portability (lightness/thinness)