Hey Tom's Hardware folks, first time posting here. Hopefully I'll get my questions answered.
I am currently in the market for a new laptop after my old one broke and surviving off a Microsoft Surface for the past 8 months (I Know...)
Anyways I'm stuck between 3 models:
Lenovo Ideapad Y510p
Razer Blade (14in model)
Feel free to suggest any other brands or models I should know about. I have no loyalties.
Here's what I'm looking for specs wise:
Budget: under $2500
At least 8gb RAM
i7 CPU preferably a Haswell although I'm content with 3rd gen Intel
Battery Life I'm pretty flexible with. As long as I can carry it to class, work for a little bit without having to scramble for a charger, it's fine by me. So lets say minimum of 3hrs
Preferably a 1080p screen (Though the Blade does not have this)
13in seems a tad small and there's no way in hell I'm dealing with another 17in monster. (14-16")
Dedicated graphics (A must)
SSD at least for OS
Sexy looks (although I'm flexible with this)
Thin build and portability (Ultrabook-ish)
I'm currently a CS major at University and use my computer for everything from occasional gaming to writing long papers to programming class work and everything in between.