laptop search... the search is on....

  widgetuk 18:27 23 Jan 2007

Hi all, I am looking to buy a new laptop/notebook, which will be used for video editing, Dreamweaver web development, Adobe photoshop, and the odd 3D game like Call of Duty 2. Because of the creative applications I need something with at LEAST a WSXGA+ screen, or preferably a WUXGA+ screen res, and a decent 2GB DDRII memory, with a nice fat HD of about 100GB or so. Also, for the gaming, it will need a decent graphics card. I am not into these heavy (well over 3Kg), thick (over 4cm) shoulder breaking paving slab machines for top end gamers.. as it must be portable! Hence I have opted mainly for the 15.4" screens.

I have narrowed the list down to about half a dozen or so, but now I just simply don't know which to chose. Could anyone with specific knowledge in the models quoted, or a specialist with lots of useful info, PLEASE post and help me out here. If you think I have missed a good laptop of a similar spec' off my list, then by all means, highlight this to me also.

Here is the list of contenders which I have put together in a spreadsheet...

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PLEASE DONT POST A REPLY JUST TO TELL ME WHAT LAPTOP YOU HAVE AND HOW GOOD IT IS, especially if it's not on the list or of the same spec as the others listed. I am looking for sound, informed advice here only please. Many thanks.

Cheers, Widgetuk

  The Brigadier 19:19 23 Jan 2007

Rock, made solid but a few bad comments recently on their reliability.
IBM Lenovo what can you say well made & good customer support.
Would not touch Acer, customer support when a Laptop breaks down is very bad.

Now i'm not going to bore you with the laptop i have just bought through help on this forum, but i do pick up my Toshiba in Taunton tomorrow!

  widgetuk 08:16 24 Jan 2007

thanks for that comment.. I did look for Toshiba's but couldnt find one of the spec I'm looking for... pitty, I believe they are very good quality-wise. Interesting that you dont recommend Acer, I'll bare that in mind. And IBM, yes, I use an IBM Thinkpad a work, and it's really exceptional for quality of build I agree.

Anyone else have any advice? Perhaps advice about the graphics cards in each model which seems to be the thing that is different in most of the short list I've come up with??!

Thanks in advance,

  Curio 20:22 24 Jan 2007

Check this out. click here Better spec than Sony Vaio and much cheaper. Shop around for prices. My son got his for £850

  Totally-braindead 21:00 24 Jan 2007

I'm not into laptops so can't advise which is best but Alienware get good write ups though they are pricey. I might be tempted by that one.

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