Hello Forum. ( This is my first post after reading TH for over 8 years... )
I am replacing my trusty Inspiron 8500 that has served me faithfully for 7 years.
My needs are a CAD capable (powerful Graphics card), Multimedia machine. Reliability is key as I am moving to East Africa and thus Tech support will not be convenient. The laptop should be somewhat "future-proofed" (will be my main PC for the next 4 years). Battery life is not a deal breaker as this beast will not be moving from my home often (I am purchasing a 13" CULV for that purpose).