I have never needed a laptop, as I dont travel much, and I have my main PC that does more than everything I need. I am going overseas in the end of the month and have been tinkering with the thought of finally getting a laptop to use on the trip and in the future.
I don't game too much anymore but once in a while I do enjoy playing a few. I am a heavy all around PC user, heavy web browsing, media (mostly music etc), encoding/decoding.
I know my computers inside and out but when it comes to laptops im pretty clueless as I have never cared to follow them.
Budget: $800-1000 (trying to keep this as low as possible)
Some requirements that I would like in a laptop are
-the smaller the laptop is the better (weight and dimention wise)
-15" screen (1080p) - I think this is the perfect size, 17 might be too big and 14 -too small
-1tb HD with a replaceable spot for a SSD (installed by me)
-dedicated graphic card
-replaceable ram (planning on getting atleast 16gb)
I would appreciate any feed back on any current popular setups or any suggestions on what would fit my needs.