I am in the market for a new laptop and have loads of needs with only a medium size budget. I also am unsure what i should really be most concerned with when i look for one. Here is what i think i want!
15" screen max
Intel chip - Like ultra low volt SU9400 but is it slow/old + like i3/i5 (new intel chips)
HDMI out connection
Good size RAM (DD3) 3/4gb?
250-500gb hard drive
Dedicated graphics card 512mb?
DVD drive (not in need of blu ray really)
Wireless a/b/g/ + N ready
Windows 7 Home Premium
Nice to have's inc - backlit keyboard and HD screen. I looked at ACER timelines as really tempted by the 8 hr battery and cooling unit but is the SU9400 intel chip any good
I DONT CARE ABOUT OR NEED - blu ray, bluetooth, firewire, Windows 7 prof/ultimate, large screens, bolt on software, tv card, media card slots, fingerprint security etc
I was going to go for ACER as had no issues with them and i am familier with them but i am not loyal so...
Can any of you lovely people give me your top tips and recommendations for a budget around £600 tops (approx).
My current thoughts were ACER 5740 i3 or i5 chip or a DELL with i3/i5 or ACER Timeline with SU9400....