Need a new notebook
Posted on 2011-09-17
Hi, an age old question going back to the dark ages...what notebook to buy....
I have a new job which means I will get all the IT kit I will need but will probably get a desktop and not a notebook. My aging laptop needs replacing so I think now is the time and Im looking for advice.
I will be using the notebook mainly at home for the moment but in the future will take it out and about. At home I am planning on on hooking up a second screen so that I can horizontally span them for doing things like comparing an excel sheet to something else.
Im not a gamer but do use Autocad and in 3D so im guessing that shoves me into that market. I dont need Bluray but a DL CD/DVD combo is useful. I need a decent screen and oddly a backlit keyboard (I often work in low light).
Im thinking that an i7 x64 based machine with a fist full 6Gb? of Ram is what im looking for and have been eying up Dell. Sony seem to be trying to mimc mac so they seem style over substance.
Let the debate begin!