So my old Dell XPS has died and I need a replacement. I could probably go as high a s $1500 but lower is definitely better.
1) Capable of light gaming (I can play demanding games on my desktop)
2) Boots up/wakes up quickly
3) Decent screen/keyboard. I think matte would be much better than a glossy screen.
4) Need to get it by mid July since that's when I'm hitting the road
Options so far:Sager 9165
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2450M/nVidia GT 650M
Can be set up with SSD boot drive and a platter data drive.
Expensive compared to other options
Not exactly thin and lightHP Pavilion dv6t
/nVidia GT 650M
1080p screen is supposed to be very nice.
Can be set up with 32GB SSD Cache drive.
You get a lot for the money if you find a good coupon code.
Comes with nice bonuses like Blue Ray, i7 etc.
HP doesn't have a great reputation for quality on non-business
Not as compelling without 33% off coupon and I can't wait for too long for one.Samsung Series 7
"Hybrid Sleep" seems like just what I want for quick startup times.
Built in 8GB SSD Cache could be bigger but should help disk access times.
900p screen should be high enough resolution and be a bit easier for the video card to handle.
Screen is supposed to be not the greatest
Battery is not renewable.
(Please do not gift. My game bank is already full.)