1) What is your budget? Approximately $900, hoping to do some contract work to push that up
2) What size notebook would you prefer? c. Thin and Light; 14" screen
3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: Dell
b. Dislike: Lenovo
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? Yes
6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? Web/Windows Programming, via Visual Studio 2010
7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Both
8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games? No games
9) How many hours of battery life do you need? 2+
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? I would prefer seeing the notebook but online would work
11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc. Windows 7
12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. Click here for Screen resolution information. I'd prefer 1600x900 but I'd be happy with 1366x768
13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen? Doesn't Matter
Build Quality and Design
14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? A little, long as the laptop is not hideous
15) When are you buying this laptop? No sooner than March 23rd, I'm hoping to make a choice before April, don't know how long I can handle programming on a Dell PowerEdge SC1420
16) How long do you want this laptop to last? 2 Years+
17) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 640GB? Do you want a SSD drive? Doesn't matter, plan on replacing with a SSD in the future, long as it is has 64GB
18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive? Not required, but a bonus if it does
I'd prefer to have a QUAD core over DUAL core, as I plan to be using a few tools that would hog up some CPU
Both run around $850, but I'm really wanting to grab a QUAD i7, which I know I can build a Latitude E6420 but then paying around $1195 for similar specs, that would be rough to go $300 over budget, not sure if I can convince my wife to let me go that high.
Would i7-2640M (dual core) be a huge difference than going for an i7-2760QM (quad core), I'm guessing a huge difference..