I recently decided to sell a few of my things and use some of my birthday and christmas money to buy a new laptop. One of the things I sold was my well used and well loved Dell Precision laptop, and I am looking for something to replace it. I thought i'd get some of your thoughts.
I'm looking at a budget of about $800, I want something with a Core i5 at least, and some form of dedicated graphics, though they don't have to be hugely powerful, i'm just not a fan of integrated. I also want it to have a nice, clean looking design and decent build quality. Not too fussed about the HDD since it will be ripped out and replaced with an SSD. RAM I am assuming for this price range i'll get about 4-6GB.
Here's a few i've looked at so far:
Dell XPS Gamer Laptop L502X i7-2720qm 15.6 LCD 8GB RAM 750GB HDD Blu-Ray Win 7 | eBay
HP ENVY 15" i7 Quad Core with Beats Audio ATI 5830 1GB | eBay
ASUS K53SJ-SX098V LAPTOP **GREAT XMAS GIFT** | eBay
If you have any other suggestions or input, let me know. Thanks.