To keep short I m in the market for a laptop/nokebook that comes to the following points below. i will give reason of why I want to spend money right at the end.
Budget- around £500, cheaper the better as I can get it sooner, lets say I m not the best payed person in the world.
Screen/Res HD ready if you don't mind 768 I think that would be, and a nice screen would be nice, i don't care if its uber reflective I ll make do somehow. Over 11inch
GPU I would like a Nvidia GPU, like a Ion (9400) or better, this is why I m posting this as I can't seem to find any data on mobile GPUs, which must support Cuda again I know Ion does even the lite one.
HDD Over 160Gb would be nice so 160+ the more the better.
OS Windows 7 or windows vista with a upgrade voucher.
memory well 2Gb would do I guess but 3 or more is alot better but I guess I can upgrade it later.
Build queilty must be farly well built I m not expecting metal brushed chassie or anything just the feel that it lasts, and also looks nice and sleek.
weight as light as possible
Optical drive don't have to have one lol, I can get a external easy enough.
battery life more than 4 hours say which would I belive put it in the ultra mobile/netbook catargory
Why do I want one, well althrough I shouldn't have to justify myself, I m going to anyway to avoid possible flaming and so you guys/girls can find a laptop that is better for the job althrough I did put a list up.
I would love to get back into linux as all my attempts with my ATI GPUed desktop has failed, I think you can guess why. also all my laptops are dying due to age. or they also have a ATI card, or both. I would like to nick my sisters but I don't think she would let me have it ( decent spec toshiba) so I gotta get one off my own back and I m on bad wages ( not for my age just in general).
I will be doing a bit of gaming on it, I m not expecting too much, but that is the reason why I want a ion (9400) or better but I dunno what is better in Nv terms xD as there are no charts. I did see a GT210M not sure how good that is through, I m mostly around desktop. no one seems to care about laptops. Also Nvidia has far better linux drivers than AMD/ATI which can do 3D, since I want it for linux that is ideal.
As I stated I do want it for gaming and linux, two things that don't mix, I know but its getting better, also as i stated I would love to get into linux, plus doing it on the move is a great way to spend my time, for example on a train or something. i will be keeping windows through, just in case.
the list of games I would like to play.
Half life 2 and esps
L4D (both) if possible
hearts of iron 2
fallout serois ( the older onces I don't see fallout 3 working)
alien swarn...that really does not need a 2.4Ghz CPU in my option
Commandoos the older onces not strike force
any other game I can get away with really
I would like to play on these low/meduim with native res give or take
I ve already looked into the asus 1201N which can play HL2 based games at meduim to high native res so thats my benchmark