I've been patiently waiting on a Macbook Pro update with Skylake processor, as my current mid-2011 is on its last breath.
It has proven to be extremely limited when it comes to gaming, and whilst I am by no means a hardcore gamer, I can become engrossed in such titles as Civilization 5, Football manager and some Blizzard titles. I am interested in getting involved in a possibility of video/game streaming also. As such seeing as Apple offer limited titles and mediocre gaming performance at best, I am contemplating switching to Windows. Whilst it would be painful to leave the Apple ecosystem which makes it the product of choice for me, having read a lot of positive things about Windows ten, I am willing to give it a try.
So ideally I am looking for a mid-range gaming spec laptop (would be great if it can support VR). Apart from a decent gaming spec, I'd like to have a generous battery life, weight, styling (not cheap plastic, wouldn't look silly in a conference) and thickness also important. Multi-tasking capabilities are important as I am quite disorganised and like to have tens of different tabs open as well as several applications, my mid-2011 MBP really struggles with that. Looking also for a full size quiet keyboard, comfortable to work on and type on. Also don't want a noisy machine or the one that overheats that you can fry eggs on. Ideally looking for something not more than £1,000 but could be enticed to spend more for something that will last a fair few years.
Alternatively if somebody could help out with building a credible desktop set up (including a good table, chair and accessories) plus a decent iPad alternative to watch movies in bed and for some light gaming, for a similar mark. I'd also consider it. Wouldn't be willing to spend more than £1k on the lot and future proofing is extremely important too.