Okay, so my boss and I are running Dell Studio XPS 1645s for work. They're solid, 15.5" computers that have worked really, really well for the both of us.
My boss is a little hard on his technology, however, and he's starting to see keyboard problems (e.g., he's broken off the "e" key, the return isn't as responsive, etc.), and he'd like to replace his.
I'm not really into the whole laptop scene, so I don't know who's currently making good stuff. So, I turn to my PA friends.
His needs are:
- Full-size keyboard, hopefully a little sturdier than the one Dell is / was using
- Our current set-up is a little too big and heavy for him, since he travels a lot more than I do. So, something a bit more portable would be good
- Current stats - Intel i7 @ 1.73, overclocking to 2-and-change under load, 8 GB memory - are probably more than he really needs
- 500 GB hard-drive is fine
- Blu-Ray functionality and HDMI out are desired
His budget is flexible, but we paid less than $2k for these a few years back, so hitting a tighter budget today should be pretty doable.
So, who's who in laptops these days?
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