Need laptop recommendation
November 18, 2008 2:10 PM Subscribe
I get to spec out a new laptop for my new job. I've never had to do that before so I need advice on what manufacturer/model I should be looking at. Requirements inside.
I will need something fast, reliable, with a ton of memory and able to handle a lot of heavy apps like Visio, MS Project, Adobe Creative Suite, Office, etc without draggin ass. This is a laptop for a Director level position managing web development. I will not be DOING web development. It would be nice if as a bonus I got some sweet media capability too. PC only - I have a Mac already.
Anyway - I'd like a 16-17' screen minimum, 320BG hard drive, 2 or 3 GB RAM, I don't want to wait an hour for the thing to start up, I want a keyboard built for normal man hands, excellent color repro and resolution, I don't want a ton of bloatware, I'll be running Windows, decent battery life would be nice. Graphics card does not need to be orgasmic but wouldn't hurt to have a nice one.
I was thinking one of the new Vaio AWs with the 18" screens. Never had a Vaio though.
Anyone have thoughts? I will be buying through NewEgg most likely.