Looking for a development notebook


Oct 14, 2013

1. What is your budget?
1000,-€ to 1500€,-€

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15,6" or 17,3"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
At least FULL HD (1920x1080) or above :)

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Ideally both, it's meant for a work station which also includes traveling.

5. How much battery life do you need?
4-6 Hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Infestation: Survivor Stories, Counter Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2,
Battlefield 3 (/ 4?)
Settings: High

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
3D Game Development / 3D Modelling

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Anything above 500GB is okay

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2 Years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Not needed.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Well personally, I had a lenovo notebook for a while and the keyboard keys got loose and the battery was dead after a year or so. But, I don't really have any brands that I like or dislike much, everyone makes mistakes.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
As described above the notebook is meant for a mobile 3D Workstation, ideally the notebook does have an touchscreen (big plus!). Another thing is that it should look good and not too thick (since customers / investors will get in contact with it).

My research ended with these results:

But I'm not sure whether they are good or not and I can't decide which of them to take. Maybe you can point me into the right direction and may even come up with something new. I'm looking forward to your answers.

Thanks in advice.

PS: I am sorry if this is a double post; Having some trouble with my other thread.