I'd say I have a budget of about 1400, but I can go more if I must. or less if it has what I want.
What I want:
I'm looking for a Intel cpu 2.66Ghz or better, 1066 bus speed and 6mb cache. (T9800, T9600, T9550, P9600) MUST
Would like a 9650m gt or greater. Must (No need for SLI or Crossfire)
4GB of Ram. Lenient (I can ugrade Ram myself so if it has 2GB that would be ok).
15.4" or 17" wide screen. Lenient
1680x1050 or 1920x1200. Lenient
250-500GB 7200RPM Drive. Lenient
DVD and CD burning(all that + - RW stuff) Blueray would be pretty cool but not a must
Full Keyboard with numpad! Back lit would be amazing but it doesn't have to be.
Really Like Asus brand but not totally set on them. Lenient
6-8cell battery, will prob be plugged in most of the time.
Good onboard sound.
Needs Bluetooth, Wifi, and would like a webcam
Looks are importiant, It cant look or feel cheap or I'll hate myself for it later.
I'm looking for media options too, little toys like remotes and stuff can be a breaking point. I may be hooking up to a touch screen in a car-pc setup sometimes.
OS does not matter. I will Redo the OS Myself if I don't like it.
I've looked at newegg and tiger direct. Found a few on newegg that caught my attention. I've also looked at the Asus website but I cant find prices and I don't like how they have them categorized. It was hard to find what i was looking for.
I'll post some links of the few I found on newegg that interested me. If you can provide links for me to visit I can do comparing and such. Or suggestions are welcome too.
I seem to like the M70, M50, and N50 series by Asus