The day job laptop

… died.

Display randomly quits. Just weeks after the warranty expired.

Ugh.

Spec’s for new one: 8+ GB RAM, quad core Intel, Nvidia graphics. So far, Dell has a 4500 workstation that looks good, and HP has a multimedia laptop that looks good. Anyone else I should look at?

Need to run Linux, Windows 7. Mostly Linux. 64 bit.

Long battery life (3+ hours) would be nice, this is what I have today. 1920×1200 display (what I have now) is also nice.

Are Acer/Asus/Alienware good units? Brand name doesn’t matter. Performance, memory do matter.

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