Alright guys, my current laptop is almost dead (seriously, the screen is falling off as I type this). Also, my desktop is 9 years old. So I'm thinking about replacing both with a top of the line new laptop. Plan would be to have that laptop for on-the-go or sitting on the couch use, then have a docking station with larger monitors, keyboard and mouse in the office for use at home as the desktop replacement side of things.
- 15.6" display
- Thin and lightweight
- Metal construction
- Good battery life
- Backlit keyboard
- Multiple USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI
- SD card reader
- Minimum 500 GB SSD
- Windows 10, no fruit
- Budget $1,500
Uses would be everyday stuff like the web and videos, some gaming, and of course photo editing. Maybe some light video editing as well.
Right now I'm looking at the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW. Anyone have any thoughts on the ASUS ZenBook line? What other brands and/or specific notebooks would you recommend? I've also looked a little at the Dell XPS 15 lineup, any thoughts on them?
Besides specific brands/models, anything else to look for when choosing?