My motherboard just died on my Dell Inspiron 1520. I loved that computer but it's time to get a new one. I have a few must-haves in a laptop and after scouring newegg, tigerdirect, amazon, and powernotebooks I have found none that match completely:
Must be Full HD (1920x1080)
Must have a core i7 better than the 720
Must have a backlit keyboard
Must have a 2.0 MP webcam
Must be bigger than 15" and smaller than 17"
And I'd prefer a GPU with at least 1GB dedicated
I also really want an Asus. can you guys think of any brands and models?
I don't think I care much between LED and LCD screens as long as it's 1900x1080 Full HD.
LED is the newer type of back lighting in an LCD panel which is replacing the old CCFL back lighting. Uses less energy, saves weight, allows thinner screens and gives a brigher display. And it's more durable.
Wow, thanks for the suggestions! The ASUS G53JW-A1 looks great! It as everything I want and on xoticpc you can customize it however you want. On xoticpc there's the ASUS G53JW-A1 and the ASUS G53JW-A3. What's the difference? Asus's site kind of really sucks when it comes to finding out info about certain product lines. Also, does anyone have one of these? They look pretty sweet and CNET says it's basically the perfect laptop.
Now for the dilemma: do I wait for Sandy Bridge? When will they be out? Will they be more affordable? I obviously should wait for it but I can't survive without a lappy any longer! It doesn't look like the Intel Core i7 2720QM is coming down the pipeline in a very timely manner, though..