Hello, dear colleagues.
I want to ask for your advice. The fact that the day before yesterday (as a gift to the birthday, apparently) my prematurely dead beloved Dell Latitude D620. Without a tool to remain worthless, so I ask your help in selecting a replacement for him.
The laptop will be used for home and leisure (Internet, movies, music, sometimes recording with a good external card) and for work (C++ programmer, and therefore need a lot of power, low-voltage processors are swept aside at once). As the OS will stand dualbut of Windows 7 (Home Premium or better, it would be better to kit) and GNU/Linux (most likely Kubuntu, and work).
Requirements — Core i3/i5/i7, dual core. Memory of 4 gigabytes. Discrete graphics is in principle not necessary (Aero and Compiz/KWin and integrated Intel will work), but not hurt. The display size of 13-14 inches, need a good resolution (1366x768 I is clearly not enough, it's better to be 1440x900 or 1600x900). I want a relatively capacious battery (that worked for 1.5-2 hours). The hard drive is not fundamental (from a deceased Dell was left bought a year ago a WD Scorpio Blue), a DVD drive is not absolutely necessary. Yes, unfortunately, I have back problems, so the weight is limited to a 2.4-2.5 Kg on top.
Here and ask your help. I really liked the HP Envy 14 (especially after the review on Engadget
), but HP has discontinued the version with normal display, there is only WXGA.
Budget you can limit, say, 50 thousand rubles, but for a particularly good option willing to overpay a little.
Sorry for such a long Intro and thanks in advance for your help.