I need to buy a new work laptop ASAP.
I want something portable, high quality/business grade and something that doesn't get too noisy or hot (except perhaps under full CPU load for more than a few minutes). I'm a power user, I frequently have a dozen or so apps open. Do a tiny bit of video editing (just youtube HD stuff), some semi-advanced excel stuff (pivot tables and large tables) but no gaming.
I would prefer to buy in New Zealand as I want to buy this week. Budget is between $2.5 and $4k.
I was looking at the Asus Zenbook Prime. Can you get the high spec version here, and should I get the touchscreen version with Windows 8?
I was also looking at the Samsung Series 9..
Anyone bought a laptop recently they can recommend?