I have an opportunity to put in a request for my replacement laptop here at work. Budget is $1700, and I’m welcome to chip in money above and beyond that if I so desire. I am free to use the computer for personal as well as work projects (nothing is locked down), and, after 3 years, I get to take it home with me and it gets replaced again.
So . . . any suggestions? The last time I built a system was in 2009 (still using it as my home desktop), and I have kind of stopped paying attention to computer things since then.
What’s the latest tech? Are there Windows boxes shipping with thunderbolt yet?
I can always go with a ThinkPad (recommended by our IT folks), but there must be something sexier out there!
ETA: I forgot. My work use for a computer is pretty mundane; office suite kinds of stuff, and the occasional screen-capture/video project. Personally, I play a few games, use the Adobe suite for some graphic projects, as well as a fair amount of audio production. It’d be cool if this computer could take over for my now-aging home desktop.