2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Large. 15 inch or above
3. What screen resolution do you want?
1920 x 1080 would be nice
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
It wont be moving that much
5. How much battery life do you need?
i will always be plugged in
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500 7200 rpm
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
at least 3 years
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
im not really a mac person.....
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Good one, You are asking other people to research laptop's for you..
My answer is No . Go and tell all the above mention things to sales-personnel in a laptop shop, they will be able to help you.. or go and pick out a alien-ware laptop you like that should do the trick.
unless you are planning to build a laptop. Now that will be something different and i would be happy to waste my (non existing)knowledge
Here is a pretty decent system. It carries a 670M and its a beast of a graphics processor. Its just under 1500 but this will give you a starting point and a "high end" reference. As always, I suggest an additional SSD or replace the HDD with one together.
I am NOT trying to sell you anything and this is NOT my eBay account. I brought my W520 on eBay about 2 weeks ago. I have been researching a laptop workstation for heavy Adobe Photoshop work with the ability to play games but I also wanted the following:
- military specs toughness (I have 5 small children)
- split proof keyboard
- HD res screen
- ability to run VMware ESX server natively
- can support up to 32 GB of RAM
- has raid support
- has a TrackPoint mouse key
- has a SSD drive
- Sandy Bridge i7 cpu
- internal magnesium rollcage
- driver support for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012
- Linux and Solaris driver support
- $1,100 budget
The Intel Ivy Bridge just came out and IBM/Lenovo has upgrade the W series from 520 to 530 so the price is dropping on the W520 and especially on the refurbish units (which come with a full IBM/Lenovo warranty). I found the one I wanted with the specs I needed and made an offer of $1,000 on a unit selling for 1,399.00 and the eBay seller came back at $1,100 and I brought it. Do some research and you will see that the W520 series are a very solid workstation class laptop.
CLEVO is a large Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)… notably Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, Eurocom, etc. They are also considered (by whoever knows about notebooks) to design and manufacturer the best of the best notebooks in terms of superior build quality and innovative designs.
Most laptop vendors you know don't actually manufacture the products they sell and arguing "what is better" between two brands that were both made at the same factory can be kinda pointless. The vast majority of laptops on the market are manufactured by a small handful of Original Design Manufacturers (ODM). Major relationships include:
Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP and Lenovo
Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP