I'm back but only due to an emergency. Require a new laptop as the Dell I have is on it's last legs. Needs to be small, light and relatively powerful.
Am looking at the Sony VAIO Z as it ticks all the right boxes. Hi-Def screen, non-integrated graphics, matt screen, small, light.
Things I don't like: Comes with crap loads of Sony bloatware, keyboard and trackpad feels weird. Obscenely expensive when adding options.
What I ideally need:
Pretty quick CPU for rendering images and video.
Some sort of GPU for gaming.
Small form factor (13inch is ideal) and light
High resolution screen (I will be manipulating large images and 1080p 60fps content). Screen needs to be matt. Gloss just has too much reflection.
Uptime of around 6 hours is good enough.
Some form of Blu-ray/DVD drive
Lack of bloatware or options to remove/clean.
Connectivity: 1000mbps ethernet port, some USB, HDMI out. Usual headphones, mic etc.
Thanks in advance.