15-16" 1080p Notebook

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a laptop that meets these specs:

-- Budget: $1000 – $1500
-- Size: 15-16"
-- Resolution: 1080p (Absolute must)
-- Good Linux support
-- Processor: Core i5
-- High quality keyboard, no flex
-- Country: USA
-- Battery: 3+ hours

Usage: Programming, moderate gaming, movies

Can you guys point me in the right direction for a laptop that meets these specs?

Thanks a lot!

Edit: While of course it's not the most important feature to me, I wouldn't mind a laptop that also has some pleasing-to-look-at aesthetic design. That's not to say I'm looking for a Mac, but something with a little bit of class would be nice.
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  1. Thanks for the welcome :)

    How is Sager in terms of build quality, and hardware support?
  2. The build quality is great.
    And XoticPC has a great customer support.(According to people who bought from them)
  3. You can also look at ASUS G51/G60.
  4. @Maziar: It does sound promising, but I found this forum discussing the Sager NP5135, and there seemed to be some dissatisfaction with the build quality and "unsettled keys" on the keyboard: http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo-reviews-owners-lounges/527812-sager-np5135-unofficial-offical-lounge-2.html

    A solid keyboard is going to be important to me.

    @ssshjp: I'll add that to my considerations, thanks.

    Any more suggestions?
  5. Well,the build quality may not be excellent(such as MBP's unibody design) but its not bad either.Anyway, Sager NP8690 is a good choice but the battery life is about 2hrs
    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8690-built-clevo-w860cu-custom-gaming-laptop-p-2659.html
  6. Okay, so I'm really leaning towards either the Sager NP5135, or a Dell XPS 15. I just think the new Dell XPSs are such a step back in design. How does the Linux support generally compare between Sagers and Dell?
  7. Not sure about Linux but I guess it works fine with either of them.
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