Okay so, I am looking into getting a new laptop now too, possibly as mine seems to be on its way out unfortnately. I want it for the odd bit of gaming (Neverwinter nights is likely to be the most played game on it so it doesn't need an amazing GPU for gaming but other games may be played too), ideally it would be able to handle Photoshop easily. My budget for this will be £1300 Max.
Problems with my current Laptop are:
I have just today experienced a BSOD.
Typing is sometimes unsuccessful, I.E - I can type something and it will miss letters out, quite often.
Typing sometimes doubles up on letter, I.E - I can type something and it will sometimes come out like this - Heello, wwhat etc..
The Laptop was also previously owned by someone before me and even someone before them, so no idea how old it is. But I did have to fork out for screen repairs unfortunately
I was looking at the Vortex III 17", the backlit keyboard is very appealing to me.
I might add that I wll be storing many photo's from a high MP camera will be stored on it and it will possibly be used for college, if/when decide to go.
Came up with:
Chassis & Display
Vortex Series: 17.3" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB
16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (4 x 4GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M - 1.5GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
Memory - Hard Disk
750GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD7500BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
2nd Hard Disk
1TB WD SCORPIO BLUE WD10JPVT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 8MB CACHE (5400 rpm)
8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Intel 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio + SPDIF/MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
1 X 1394a FIREWIRE PORT
Vortex Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 220W AC Adaptor
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
INTEGRATED BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Dead Pixel Guarantee
1 Year Dead Pixel Guarantee Inc. Labour & Carriage Costs (£19)
1 Month Free Laptop Insurance inc. Accidental Damage & Theft
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days
Price: £1,259.00 including VAT and delivery. - This leaves me with a bit of money left over for a case to carry it in.
Good solid build for what I want it for? Are the HDD's good/in the right slots for best performance?