My shortlist of laptops notebooks, but which one?

  widgetuk 18:24 23 Jan 07
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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...

click here

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

  anskyber 18:45 23 Jan 07

"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."

First of all welcome, but the above quote, however well meant, is not really within the spirit of what Helprooms are about. If you post then you will get contributions and its down to you to think and select.

I have none of the listed items but for reliabilty issues would choose the Acer. Given the closeness of Vista can you wait, the investment is significant?

  Jackcoms 20:41 23 Jan 07

Apart from the fact that this thread would be better in the Consumerwatch Forum, I assume that your attached list is incomplete.

Dell aren't listed.

  widgetuk 08:24 24 Jan 07

Apologies if the comment came across the wrong way folks... just trying to avoid the topic becoming a list of what laptops people have used, rather than specific helpful experience of the devices that meet my future laptop requirements. Pitty its not possible to edit my previous post, I'd be happy to do this to make it read a little better. But thanks for the comments anyway.

To Jackcoms in particular, the reason I don't list Dell is because I couldnt find a 15.4" screen with WSXGA+ or WUXGA+ in my recent searches on the website... I know lots of people with Dell, not surprisingly, so I've nothing against them other than I can't find one of the spec required. I'd be happy to hear if anyone knows different to this?!?

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