Laptop for Developers

Hi,
I am looking for a laptop to run visual studio 2008, sql server 2005, sql profiler and rational software modeller parallely.
I also want to watch movies, may be play a little game http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/biggrin.gif

I do not want a big laptop, a 14 inch would be good
Main issue is portability and good RAM, HDD and processor power, DVD r/w is also required.

Please suggest some notebooks based on these.
Currently I am using Dell E6400- but from what I hear there are serious problems with Dell - battery wear out, Hard disk crash, bad sectors and so on.

Please suggest laptops based on the above criterion.
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums :)
    What is your budget ?
  2. Maziar said:
    Hello and welcome to the forums :)
    What is your budget ?



    Well something not overwhelming, within 42K
  3. Check out Dell studio 15 series or HP DV6 series
  4. Maziar said:
    Check out Dell studio 15 series or HP DV6 series

    Thanks pal, but as far as dell is concerned I think it has a serious battery problem, infact currently I am using Dell E6400. Not sure about the HP though because I found out this:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01087277#

    Hope u're aware of this.
  5. hmm,i haven't seen that but maybe the new BIOS has helped
  6. So what do you suggest now?
  7. Well the HP DV6 QuadCore edition looks good,you may want to ask HP about the warranty,if there wasn't any problem then go for it,it has good specs and good price
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