I was thinking about changing my old laptop with a new one I can use for print/web design (Adobe CS), Android programming w Eclipse, photo editing and some light gaming (mostly Diablo III or PC exclusives like Civilization and Championship Manager - for most other graphics intensive games I use the Xbox 360).
I will need some degree of portability to bring it every day with me at my workplace and at cloents offices, and possibly a few hours of battery time.
I was tempted to go for the following spec:
Chassis & Display
Optimus Series: 15.6" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB
8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M - 1.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
Memory - Hard Disk
120GB INTEL® 330 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 500MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
+ a secondary Hybrid hdd I already have
8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW) - possibly switching this with an optical drive hdd bay
Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N130 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
2 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS AS STANDARD
Upgrade to 62.16WH 6 Cell Lithium-ION Battery (£39)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 90W Adaptor (GT 540M) / 120W Adaptor (GT 555M)
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Dead Pixel Guarantee
30 Day Dead Pixel Guarantee Inc. Labour & Carriage Costs (£12)
I thought about going for the Vortex III/LE 15'' or 17'' but in the first case I'm concerned about the great increase of weight and the super sized power brick (do I really need max 16GB RAM and a more powerful graphics card?), and in the latter about the lack of portability and battery life...
Do you think the spec I selected is going to be good enough and future proof for my needs, especially in terms of RAM, battery life and GPU or would you suggest something else?