Looking for a 14" or 15" Windows 7 laptop. Should I wait until Sandy Bridge makes its way out into the market or should I buy one now? Also, which should I buy? Details inside.
I hear Sandy Bridge will be released at CES this year
but I really have been wanting to buy a new Windows 7 laptop for months now. I do not HAVE to buy one immediately, but I really have been looking forward to a new Win7 laptop for some time now.
Should I wait for these new Sandy Bridge processors to make their way into laptops or should I just buy a new laptop now? Will I really notice a major difference with Sandy Bridge or are they just the "new thing"? Will these new Sandy Bridge laptops be ridiculously pricey when they first appear on the market?
Also, when will we be seeing improved Windows touchpads
? Are these something worth waiting for?
My laptop hardware requirements:
1. 14" or 15" screen (hopefully 1080p resolution)
2. no number pad on the keyboard
3. HDMI output
4. robust build / quality components
5. USB 3.0 would be nice to have
How I'll be using this laptop:
1. will be primary machine
2. will not be used for gaming
3. will mostly be used for Internet, Word processing, listening to music, watching HD videos
4. must be able to play HD video files near flawlessy
So far, I seem to hear that the following are good machines (mostly due to the buying guides and reviews I have linked here):
HP Envy 14
HP Envy 15
Dell XPS 14
Dell XPS 15
Buying guides I have come across that seem to point to these laptops:
What do you all think? Should I wait for Sandy Bridge since I know it's coming? Should I buy now? If so, which should I buy?