There comes a time in everyone man's life when he has to let go of his childhood laptop....
Anyway, I have had the same computer for 8 years, maxed out the RAM at 2GBs, added an new 320 GB hard drive, added a new CD drive and even went as far as switching out the CPU. The only thing I haven't done is replaced the motherboard. Obviously, I am not going to waste my time on that.
Seeing as I am graduating college in a few weeks, I thought I would turn to my fellow PHP community to ask for some suggestions. Here are the two sides of the spectrum:
Side one: HP Spectre 14t-3200 Ultrabook
- Sleek, slim and lite
- Reviews say the graphics card isn't the best
Side two: Alienware 14X
- Dedicated graphics card
- Powerhouse of a laptop
- Love the look and feel of the body
- Too Heavy
Those are the two opposite sides of the spectrum. Any suggestions in between are good. There are a couple of things I am looking for.
- Intel i7 quad core processor
- Minimum 6gb of ram
- dedicated graphics card (Not built into the CPU)
- full HD 1600x900
- Preferred no disk tray, slide in preferred. If it doesnt have one that is fine.
- Decent battery
On my laptop I do pretty much everything. I do a little bit of gaming here and there. Obviously, I code and do other web development stuff. I work with the adobe design suite here and there. Also some small video editing. A lot of multitasking stuff.
Please don't mention the Mac Book Pro or the Mac Book Air. I have my reasons for not wanting one and I will leave it at that.
Any suggestions will help. Thanks!