1) What is your budget? up to ca. 3000 EUR 2) What size notebook would you prefer? 15.6 absolute minimum, aiming at 17.3 3) Which country will you buying this notebook? Poland 5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? YES 6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? software development/web browsing 7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? i'm looking for something near desktop replacement but without gaming activities 8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?) not really 9) How many hours of battery life do you need? anything above 1.5h is acceptable 10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK? buying online is totally fine 11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc. Windows Screen Specifics 12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.) FullHD or 4K 13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.) doesn't matter Build Quality and Design 14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? it doesn't matter that much Notebook Components 15) How much hard drive space do you need? at this point i consider at least 512 MB (ideally 1TB) + 2 TB HDD Timing, Warranty and Longevity 16) When are you buying this laptop? i'm not in huge rush, i'm able to wait some more time if there is an interesting laptop premiere ahead 17) How long do you expect to use this laptop? ideally 4-5 years 18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail? long, with replacement laptop. so not really an issue. 19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage? i can live with the shipping option Few words from me. Currently i own ASUS rog g750jh for almost 5 years. Few weeks ago one of the hinges started breaking and i think it's about time to switch to something else. The problem with this is laptop is its weight - 5,4kg. Yes, i'm looking for something lighter. Something up to 4kg will be ok. I care more for having no problems with throttling rather than having a really light laptop. The priorities are SSD (at least 512MB), RAM (ideally 32GB) and a CPU. I prefer the the I7 8th gen Intel CPU with six cores. Gaming potential is not really important. What i have considered so far: Dell XPS 5970 - i like the design, i found a nice config with 2TB SSD and 32 GB RAM, (also 4K - i don't know if it's a real advantage or not on such a small screen) but i rather want go with 17,3 screen and i don't know will it throttle during code building Clevo PA71HS-G - i can have a great spec (2TB SSD + 1TB HDD+polished heatsinks+thermal grizzly conductonaut) with the cheapest price tag around this bunch, but i'm worried about reliability, overheating, overall quality Dell Precision 7530 - nice but only 15inch laptop is in my price range ASUS rog scar 703GS - lightweight ROG laptop, has everything i need, but they sell it only with 256 SSD, i'd have to upgrade it on my own Lenovo ThinkPad P72 - base laptop's price is ok, but i would have to install SSD + RAM upgrades on my own (on shop's configuration page it is just not worth it) So i'm in pickle here, there are few alternatives - go with business or gaming models, 15.6 or 17.3, FullHD or 4K. An ideal candidate would be probably a reliable, mid-lightweight 17,3 with modern, but not screamy looks and a decent keyboard as well.