I'm finally getting around to buying my first laptop through my employer, so I'm limited to a specific retailer : .
Fortunately, they seem to offer a fairly wide range but I'm struggling to find any decent online reviews of many of the models or manufacturers.
My budget is around £500 - £580 (not including VAT) and I won't be using it for gaming at all. It's main use will be to run design applications, as well as for some light coding, but I do tend to multi-task quite a lot. Given that it'll primarily be for design, I'd like a decent screen (which may be asking too much considering my budget) that has a reasonable size, but not a behemoth as it'l also be secondary to my fairly powerful home PC and so portability is also desirable.
I'd also like it to be fairly robust, physically, even at the expense of performance rating - basically I want this thing to last.