I'm looking for a new laptop for my boss. He's given me some requirements that he wants, and other than that he just wants something lightning fast. Price wise, 3000 dollars is the maximum I'd say.
I've been looking around myself, but I can't really seem to find the perfect fit.. there's always a compromise of some sort, so that's why I'm asking you guys, just to make sure I haven't missed anything.
It can't be a mac
4ish kilogram is the max
17.0-17.3 inch screen
That's the basic requirements he has. Other than that, it gotta be fast, so I figured either an i5 or i7, and perhaps an SSD or one of those hybrid drives?
and what makes a boutique computer vendor a non-retailer? Sager is high end gaming laptop brand, but they are the most conservative on their designs, as opposed to say Alienware or Toshiba.
One thing that might drive your decision, if you boss plans to use the touchpad a lot (traveling/no table/etc), then the finish on the Sager is really not that great on the touchpad.
Take a look at dell business laptops, they have nice build quality and you'll be able to browse what's available in your country + get good warranty plan with local service centers in case something happens (not that it will).
Spec wise, I think, you got a good idea i7 + SSD should give him the best speed out there.