I’m looking to get a budget – midrange laptop (400 – 650 euro) as a portable Windows machine for development (.NET, C++, XNA, maybe DirectX/OpenGL although I’ve a PC for that). I want to free up my MBP for just recording and music from now on by getting rid of my Parallels / XP install. Plus the battery life is almost non-existent as I’ve had it for almost 5 years now.
My head’s melted looking at komplett (maybe it’s post-Christmas but they seem to have a poor stock), pixmania and dabs. Are matte screens a thing of the past?!
Post-Christmas sales are bound to be a lousy time to be looking but I’d be grateful for any recommendations either for a brand/model or somewhere doing good deals.