Looking to purchase a laptop for programming purposes. read below for some details.
Approximate Purchase Date: By February 9th.
System Type: Laptop
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $2000.00 USD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming Using Visual Studio 2010 & 2008, IntelliJ Idea, Eclipse, MSSQL Server. A lot of these tools will be running simultaniously
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: HP, Dell, Newegg, Tiger Direct, AVA, and any other custom laptop site.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel Sandy Bridge Processor
SLI or Crossfire: don't know what this is
Memory: At least 8gigs but the option to go to 16
Monitor Resolution: Full HD (at least 1920x1080)
I'm not too hung up on looks but I'd love a good looking case. I love my MacBook Pro but the performance is just not there and
I don't feel like coughing $4000 to get it there. I'd like to run at least 2 hard drives (1 SSD and the other a high performing HD). I'd like to keep the screen
size between 15 and 16 inches. Memory up to 16gigs but at least 8 gigs.