So I started off on the hunt for a new laptop, as mine has reached about six years old and started to make a scary whining noise. I have the following criteria as must have :
Core 2 Duo
> 1GB Ram
> 100GB HDD
Dedicated Graphics Card with =>128MB On Card RAM.
High resolution screen
Budget about 600.00. At least that's how it started out!
I was impressed by the Leveno listed elsewhere on this site, but was put off by the fact that it was not Core 2, and that it was sold out everywhere I could find.
It was only when I popped into the PC World that I noticed this monster, and suddenly found myself in awe of it - its full HD ready, and the only laptop with a Blu Ray drive, 2 x RAID Disks @ 7200, HD out and built in hybrid tv card. http://vaio.sony-europe.com/view/ShowProduct.action?product=VGN-AR21S&site=ite_en_GB&pageType=Overview&category=VN+AR+Series
So now I'm thinking of revising my budget, but not to the 1600.00 that I see most places asking for this!
I'm trying to see if I can get this model for under a grand. Can anyone help? I know its a long shot, but thats why I'm here :)
My best price so far is here : http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/Y989215?speedtrapid=froogle&lead=froogle
I'm not interested in refurbs, but this one is an 'open package' scenario so i'll include that. Can anyone better this? Other alternative similiar spec'd machines considered too :)