I guess you all must have seen what I did to my old laptop huh? (http://forums.overcl...howtopic=194942)
Whether you did or did not see that, the bottom line is I need a new laptop.
Minimum Requirements: 1920x1080 resolution 14-15" Under $1000 2 or more USB 3.0 Ports HDMI
Favorites so far:
Lenovo Y500 $949.99+Tax=$1015.43$1,179.00+Tax=$1261.53(http://shop.lenovo.c...ED2FB#techspecs)Core i7-3632QM(35W), Geforce 650M, 1920x1080 Panel, 16GB 1600mhz, 3x USB 3.0, 1TB+16GB SSD(will swap for my 240GB Agility 3)
LOVE my sisters basic Lenovo (G580) which came with an i3/4GB and the build quality is amazing for the price. I recently upgraded it with the i5/8GB (which was very easy to do, and worked perfectly) from my now dead laptop but even before hand it was very fast (like almost as fast as my laptop with an SSD). The 1TB it comes with can be used to increase my external I carry with me everywhere (currently 750GB), and I wonder if I could install stuff on the small SSD that it comes with (maybe some small Linux and XP partitions for backups?) as I'd have my Agility 3 240GB going into the laptop and wouldn't need the cache drive as such anymore. The "ultrabay" feature also intrigues me and would help me when I want to do field work with multiply laptop drives and want fast transfer speeds. There's just alot of good stuff here and I think this may be the top pick right now. At minimum it deserves the badass award!
Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition $719.99 (http://www.ebay.com/...11554?hlp=false) Core i5-2450M(35W), Radeon 7730M,1920x1080 Panel, 16GB 1600mhz, 4x USB 3.0, 750GB(will swap for my 240GB Agility 3)
With this laptop I'd get 4 USB 3.0, AMD graphics that are a little weaker than the 650M but still stronger than my old 540M, Dual core instead of Quad Core but like the graphics this wouldn't be a deal breaker, uses the exact same screen my old laptop does (so I could always keep that around as a backup), almost $300 cheaper than the Lenovo, and Dells are always the easiest and cheapest to get parts for. (I love how all their adapters are standardized too!)
It's really a tough choice here, I was looking at Sager laptops(since my 5year old is still running STRONG in the hands of my g/f's sister/mom) but they all use those beefy hideous Clevo laptops. ASUS had a competing product but they didn't offer as much for mid to high $900, I'm open to other choices but I doubt anything will beat these two.
I have to make a decision before the 9th (when the Lenovo promotion ends).
WENT WITH THE DELL 15R SE for $574!!
Edited by IVIYTH0S, 06 January 2013 - 02:19 PM.