Changes in laptops don’t compute

I spent all day looking at computers and I finally ordered one at 8:00pm!

I had done some research on several days previously, so I’m more knowledgeable than I was, but I’m tired of it. I never did like hardware.

I wanted to get a laptop that is leading edge enough to last me 5 years like my previous 2 did. It was tough finding one that wasn’t a step backward in one way or another.

The biggest roadblock is the screen resolution. I’ve had a really nice screen since 2005 and I don’t want to use a lesser one. But there are hardly any laptops with this same resolution (1920×1200) – I found only 2 with modern processors. Or they have the same screen and older processors. And most laptops have shiny glare screens. Who wants to look at that? For the way I use a computer, I really benefit from the modern processors.

I thought I’d show you my resulting bookmark list from my search:

Dell computers

Dell XPS 17 3D
Alienware M17x
Dell M6500 —–This is the one I bought
Dell Inspiron 17R
Dell Factory Outlet
Dell Factory Outlet
Dell outlet Vostro Laptops | Dell
Intel SP15-UMA Notebook Computer

HP (these have an unacceptable keyboard)

HP ENVY 17 3D series PC direct from HP
HP ENVY 17 series PC direct from HP
HP’s Small & Medium Business Online Store ( HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation )
HP’s Small & Medium Business Online Store ( HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation )
HP’s Small & Medium Business Online Store ( HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation )
HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation XT910UT#ABA 17in Notebook PC Intel Core i7-740QM Fingerprint Sensor Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Windows 7 Professional 64bit-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com

xotic PC

15 inch
Sager NP5160 Custom Laptop (Built on the Clevo W150HN)
Sager NP8150 (Built on Clevo P150HM) Custom Gaming Laptop
ASUS G53JW-A3 – ROG Republic of Gamers Laptop
ASUS G53JW-A1 – XOTIC PC – Republic of Gamers Laptop
MSI GT680R-008US MSI Gaming Laptop
MSI GX660R-060US
Sager NP8130 (Built on Clevo P151HM1) Custom Sager Laptop
Sager NP8150-S1 (Built on Clevo P150HM) Custom Gaming Sager Notebook


17 inch
Sager NP5170 Custom Laptop (Built on the Clevo W170HN)
Sager NP8170 (Built on Clevo P170HM) Custom Gaming Laptop
ASUS G73JW-XR1 Republic of Gamers Laptop
ASUS G73JW-A1 – XOTIC PC – Republic of Gamers ASUS Gaming Laptop
ASUS G73SW-A1 – XOTIC PC – ASUS Gaming Laptop ROG
FORCE EXTREME 840 (Built on Flextronics / ARIMA W840 DI / W840DI) OCZNBIM17A

Sony VAIO

VPCEB490X | VAIO® EB490X Configure-to-Order | Sony | Sony Style USA
VPCF13AFX/B | VAIO® F Series Laptop | Sony | Sony Style USA
VPCF1390X | VAIO® F1390X Configure-to-Order | Sony | Sony Style USA
VPCEC4AFX/BJ | VAIO® EC Series Laptop | Sony | Sony Style USA
VPCEC390X | VAIO® EC390X Configure-to-Order | Sony | Sony Style USA
VPCEC490X | VAIO® EC490X Configure-to-Order | Sony | Sony Style USA
Clevo X7200, 17.3″ FHD, Single or Dual nVidia 480M Video Card SLi, DVDRW, Bluetooth
Clevo W170HN Notebook Computer
Clevo P170HM Notebook Computer

toshiba Qosmio  (these are all  too big)

Toshiba Qosmio® X505-Q896 18.4″ widescreen Laptop
Toshiba Qosmio® X505-Q888 18.4″ widescreen Laptop
Toshiba Qosmio® X505-Q898 18.4″ widescreen Laptop
Toshiba Qosmio® X500-Q900S 18.4″ widescreen Laptop
OCZ NBIM17A1 Core™2 CrossFire™ Gaming Notebook, 17″ WUXGA TFT Glossy LCD, ATI® Radeon™ HD 3870 512MB Graphics : AVADirect Custom Computer Builder
Clevo M570TU Core™2 Gaming Notebook, 17″ WUXGA TFT Glossy LCD, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 280M 1GB Graphics : AVADirect Custom Computer Builder
Clevo W170HN Core™i7 Gaming Notebook, 17.3″ Full HD Glossy LED LCD, Intel® GMA HD / NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 1GB Graphics : AVADirect Custom Computer Builder
Sager Laptops, Sager Notebooks, Sager, Sager Computers, Sager Notebook, Sager Laptop, Sager Computer
AMD – TURION 64 X2 – TL66 – 2.3 GHZ – 4 GB – 320 GB – DL DVD +- R/RW – ATI RADEO – 9S7-171A86-0W1
ASI Partner > Solutions > Mobile > ASI Mobile Solutions –see IQ17
EUROCOM Configuration—This is the only other one with a good processor and screen

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