Then we can look for gaming results. As to overheating that doesn't happen to us at office or home. Then again we use the canned air every 1st of the month and put the laptops on cooling pads. Those that don't suffer.
My current laptop is hobbling towards the end of its life, so I'm seeking a replacement. I use my laptop mostly for gaming and digital art programs, such as photoshop, paint tool sai, etc. I also travel with my laptop around once a year.
Either because of my clumsiness or my heavy use, I quite frequently have laptops break on me or need repairs. Or overheat. So I'm looking for something resilient and reliable over sleek and stylish.
The weight of the laptop doesn't matter to me, nor do I care about touch screen; likewise battery life isn't really a concern because I rarely use my laptop far away from a socket.
My main criteria are thus performance - can it run modern games on medium-to-high graphics - and stability.
My budget is up to £800, which is around $1200 in U.S. money, but should something truly perfect pop up, I can be a little flexible.
15"+ screen size preferred, but not essential.