Many find then heavy, the SSD to be a mixed bag from speedy to sluggish during writes. In fact your post looks like one might put together from the latest product reviews.
So why not a nice Sony with the i7 17 inch screen that has the usual 1GB video solution without hitting that many bucks?
I'm looking to purchase a laptop, but as a multimedia designer and a Windows user, I'm having trouble finding exactly what I want. Here are the specs I'm looking for. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Core i7 720 (minimal)
17" WUGA Screen (preferably non-reflective)
4-8GB 1333Mhz RAM
80GB SSD for main drive
200GB+ 7200RPM SATA for secondary drive
High end graphics card (I'd say Nvidia Quadro, but I can't afford one)
Decent battery life and a backup battery
Includes Windows 7 Pro 64 and Some version of Office with Outlook.
I'd also like, but can live without
I'd prefer the design, though attractive, to be subtle... in other words, not an over the top gaming rig.
Finally, it would be awesome to pay less than $3000 for it. I know Sager and Asus make great laptops for that kind of price, but neither make one that meet all of my specs. I've even contacted ASUS directly, just to have them tell me they don't have anything for me.
Thanks in advance for your help.