A good workstation laptop?

nithin ag

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Hi All,

I am looking to buy a new laptop. Minimal gaming Use. Programming and for some business use.

Budget : 2000-2500 USD(can stretch to a $100 at the maximum)

Usage :
Mainly for programming (Java, web programming, DB programming, geo-data). I use eclipse extensively. Some photoshop use. I also run some Virtual machines, Virtual Devices. I also work on some big data at times, so, data processing.

So, I am looking at a portable work station

Currently I have my eyes on :

Lenovo ThinkPad W540(yet to be released):
Processor :
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ (Up to 2.8GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
OR
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4930MX (Up to 3.0GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
Display :
15.5" 3K (2880 x 1620) (300 NITS)
Graphics :
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 2GB
Memory :
16gb
Storage :
256GB SSD
Optical Drive :
Blu Ray writer(would be nice)
Weight :
5.57 lbs
Price :
?

Dell Precision M4800:
Processor :
Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ Processor (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo, 8MB 47W, w/HD Graphics 4600)
Display :
15.6" UltraSharp QHD+ (3200x1800) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit
Graphics :
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 2GB
Memory :
16gb
Storage :
256GB SSD
Optical Drive :
Blu Ray writer(would be nice)
Weight :
6.6 lbs
Price :
$3,590.43 and a 30% discount brings it down to : $2,513.30
Extra :
the review on this looks really good: Review Dell Precision M4800 Notebook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews


Planning on purchasing by next month first week.

Any suggestions between the above 2 models? And why?
Any other laptops in the same categories that you guys would suggest?
Also, any ideas release date of Lenovo W540?

TIA & Regards,
ThinkingMonkey

P.S. Currently, I use a desktop with config :
Processor : AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Ram : Cosair 8GB DDR3(4x2)
MotherBoard : Asus m4a89gtd pro
PSU : Cosair 700w
Storage : Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB
 

nithin ag

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After some thought and looking at the specs and the discount that dell was offering went ahead with Dell Precision M4800 with the following specs.:

Intel Core i7-4900MQ Processor (Quad Core, 8M Cache, 2.8 GHz, w/HD Graphics 4600)
16GB (2x8GB)600MHz DDR3L
39.6cm (15.6") UltraSharp QHD+ (3200x1800) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit Premium Panel Guarantee
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M w/2GB GDDR5
2.5 inch 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive(Will be replacing this with the 256GB SSD I already own)
2X Blu-Ray Writer Tray Load
9-cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge
Dell Wireless550 2X2 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard

Smartcard Reader Base for QHD+ Panel and Windows 8
SWIPE Fingerprint Reader and Smart Card Reader (Contact and Contactless) Palmrest,Dell Precision M4800
Bezel cam/mic QHD+
Back cover QHD+ panel WiGig
Safety, Environment, and Regulatory Information (English)
Mobile Precision Configuration
Resource DVD not Included
180W AC Adapter
Dell Professional6" Business Case
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.4 English Year RHN
ProSupport 3 years: 7x24 Technical Support & Assistance, NBD, Global

 

PinchedNerve

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Go to http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ and build your Laptop. You'll get exactly what you want & I really doubt anyone will beat their price.

Ooops. Nevermind. I guess you already got a Dell.
 
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