I have read through the other posts, and didn't see anything like what I am needing, so let me tell you my situation...
I am looking for a new laptop to replace my 5 year old Dell Inspiron.
The issue that I am running into is that the new notebook MUST have a firewire port, or at least an express slot so I can add a firewire adapter. It seems that the new thing is eSata, and USB 3.0, with no room for firewire.
Major uses will be travel, video editing, and gaming, so I would prefer the notebook to be thin and light, without sacrificing performance.
Otherwise, here are my general requirements - do your magic!
-i5 or i7 (Suggestions)
-At Least 4 GB RAM
-Dedicated Video w/1 GB of RAM
-Firewire or Expansion slot for firewire adapter.
Budget of around $1000-$1200.
I really like the look of the ASUS notebooks in their "Superior Mobility" category, but none of them fit these requirements.