I'll start by saying I'm in no way an expert on laptops so I'm just looking for good functionality - I've got around £600-700 to spend, maybe a bit more - but I don't know which laptop to spend it on:
I'm looking for decent portability and battery life since I'm going to be on the move a lot, and so also I'd like it to be pretty durable since my previous laptop died from one too many bumps and scratches.
Also, since I'll be using it for media applications (especially music editing) I'm also hoping for pretty decent performance with a decent amount of ram (hopefully at least 1gb considering most decent audio samples (vsl) are at least 10gb if not going into the hundreds). Also, a decent screen would be good since music scores are very awkward with small, dim screens.
The IBM Z range (Z61p) did fit the bill pretty well except for the pretty steep price tag - I really didn't want to go over the £1000 mark. Also the popular Dell Inspiron 1420 was good except that it weighed in a 6lbs and was a bit too chunky.
I know I'm being pretty picky on such a tight budget but I hope you can come up with something better than I did.
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