To be clear, I'm running a gaming 17" now for my work, since it was the only thing meeting my spec at the time. I suspect it will be the same again, but hopefully I can cut back a bit on the GPU side (save a few $$)
So, on to the priorities...
- 4 Ram slots
- Optimus Graphics / Battery life > 2hr, pref 3++
- Number pad
- Good sound
- Bright - I know windows auto-dims on battery, so I'm asking about linux. If I'm outside, I don't care about battery life - I care that I can use it if I want to.
Asus seemingly out due to rubbish sound - subwoofers make them worse it seems
MSI out because of stupid single fan cooling on their GT70 (“super” gaming) models.
So what other brands/options would you guys recommend? It's taken me hours to just get this far...