Hey guys, I'm wondering if you could recommend a laptop that I could use for schoolwork, programming, watching dvds, browsing the web, and the occasional game. I have looked at Sager and IBM, and I was wondering if there was anything else respectable out there. Please do not amuse me by suggesting a Dell or similar.
The Santa Rosa Refresh platform is something I have been looking at, however I don't really know any details on this. A penryn processor is something relatively high on my list of priorities.
The graphics card must be at least an 8600, or a quadro.
Finally, the price must be less than 1600. Thanks.
I know this isn't going to be usually recommendation, but you can get the older generation Macbook Pro (The low end model) for only around $1500 in their refurbished store (but they are probably just repackaged new machines that they had to relabel because of the new introductions).
I personally think it's good value. You get the nice computer, you get decent performance, you can still run Windows if you want, it's got an 8600, though you won't have the Peryn.