It's time to replace my laptop and I'd like some opinions on the best new laptop. What I need is basically the largest, most powerful laptop with leading-edge technology, because I will use it in many, varied ways.
I prefer an Intel quad CPU. Screen size must be 17"+. It must be 64-bit with Windows 7 Ultimate and 8GB+ RAM. USB 3.0 is very important, as is Bluetooth, 802.11n and Express/34/54. It must hold a minimum of 2 hard drives, with SSD capabilities. I'd like a Blu-ray burner. In other words, I need a powerful desktop that I can carry on my shoulder. Great support, stability and reliability are critical components.
One problem I have found is that most stores to not customize, so it's basically WYSIWYG. So, even if a manufacturer offers all I need, it can be difficult to find a system with all the bells and whistles.
What manufacturer and model do you know and recommend, and where can I buy it so that I can get it exactly the way I need it?