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Now, before you flame me, I'm looking for a clean cut laptop. I've been looking for 2 weeks, and I cannot find anything better than the 17" macbook pro in terms of looks and build quality. Say what you will about apple, but there is no denying that the macbook pro is a properly built laptop.

I'm looking for something with clean lines, nothing stupid on it like huge visible vents or super thick. I like the clean cut looking products, and no branding/stupid stickers. I'm going to be using this in a business environment, so hauling around a glowing and flashing laptop isn't going to work.

I have no brand preference, but like I said, I want it to appeal well and look good. Think its stupid it not, but appearance is a lot. And I don't want to haul around a 15lb behemoth

My only requirements are that it is 1080p+, made of a sturdy material (not plastic), 17" +

What else out there to recommend, if anything, other than the macbook pro

I don't care if the price is used, or not

The macbook pro I'm looking at is $1500 and a i5 dual core 2.7 ghz 8gb of ram (used)



Thanks for any help smile.gif
Edited by noak - 1/29/12 at 8:40pm
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http://shop.lenovo.com/us/laptops/thinkpad/w-series/w520

Absolutely NOTHING says business like a Thinkpad.

EDIT: not 17 inches, but still, 17 is too much IMO.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by myuusmeow View Post

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/laptops/thinkpad/w-series/w520
Absolutely NOTHING says business like a Thinkpad.
EDIT: not 17 inches, but still, 17 is too much IMO.

Agreed on Thinkpads. The Thinkpad W701 was the last (only?) 17" Thinkpad but it was a complete monster. Pretty sure it was the first (only?) laptop to have a 2nd auxillary display that slid out.

So yeah, Thinkpad W701 used might be something to consider.

Also I'd agree 17" is too much. If you need such a big screen for work, that's one thing. Would I be caught dead in a meeting with anything over 15"? NO.
 
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Yeah the thinkpads are nice I love that red dot in the keyboard

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrbroad77 View Post

Agreed on Thinkpads. The Thinkpad W701 was the last (only?) 17" Thinkpad but it was a complete monster. Pretty sure it was the first (only?) laptop to have a 2nd auxillary display that slid out.
So yeah, Thinkpad W701 used might be something to consider.
Also I'd agree 17" is too much. If you need such a big screen for work, that's one thing. Would I be caught dead in a meeting with anything over 15"? NO.

I still use my t61p all the time, its a nice little workstation. Thinkpad quality all the way
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I'm probably going to go with the HP Envy 17"

I already have a lenovo, but I need more resolution. I do alot of marketing stuff, and i need the extra pixels.
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You can configure a W520 to have a 1080p screen too.
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