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Hello everyone,

It's been since '10 that I kept up to date with the latest computer hardware. Sadly other occupations have taken away a part of my passion and I now find myself in need of advice.

My current laptop is giving up after 6 years of service.
That means I have a budget of €700 to find me a new one immediately as college can't go without

I'll sum of the priorities:

1) RAM! (multitasking, photoshop, browsing,...)
2) processing power: I like everything to go fast, encoding, programming, high quality playback,... (maybe also an SSD if that is possible in this pricerange: HDD isn't a big priorirty, I have lots of external)
3) graphics: what student doesn't want to play SOME form of entertainment. Yet as it's a college laptop, I shouldn't make it a priority (but I want to tongue.gif). last I've heard is that internal graphics came a long way?
3.5) good screen: I'v ebeen doing lots of graphics design lately, so this is welcome.
4) battery: some batterylife would be welcome, but I see my laptop spending most of its time on my desk. The more, the batter (pun intended!), but I can't see miracles in this pricerange.
5) numpad: yes plz (if possible)
6) looks: good ones (not some kitch hp (as I think they look))

I love ultrabooks, and it's a dream to get one. But I remember in the day (2 years ago) that they are quite expensive and don't yet comply with my demands. Has that changed?

Don't worry about azerty/qwerty, I'll see myself if I can find any layout variations from your suggestions.

Kind regards, and apology for the blatant request for advice, it's urgent frown.gif
Dries
My beloved system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.4 (1.4V) GA-P35-DS3 MSI Twin Frozr II/OC GTX560 Ti 2GB OCZ DDR2 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB raptor + 160GB SG + 500GB SG DL Super Writemaster Vista Home 32bit 226BW SyncMaster Samsung 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 650W Be Quiet! Antec P180 G5 Laser Mouse v2 
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My beloved system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.4 (1.4V) GA-P35-DS3 MSI Twin Frozr II/OC GTX560 Ti 2GB OCZ DDR2 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB raptor + 160GB SG + 500GB SG DL Super Writemaster Vista Home 32bit 226BW SyncMaster Samsung 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 650W Be Quiet! Antec P180 G5 Laser Mouse v2 
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