thanks again guys. Gaming is not my only concern, but the only concern that would require a good GPU ;-) To myself I made the deal to not got below the performance of an ATI x700. Otherwise I would be looking at the D810 as well. My biggest issue is than I am so much used to IBM thinkpads and to their trackpoint navigation. Just to perform a test I started up Unreal Tournament 2004 and disabled the trackpoint to play with an external mouse. It was really weird for me. Anyway as mentioned above I am willing to pay more just to have the little clit-nub.
First I was thinking about the new IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z Series, but in general the 70m series is the same as the D810.
Actually to sum up what I use my notebook for is everything that can be replaced by a computer is done by the computer.
So I don't have a Stereo and I don't have a tv. I do all that with the PC (listening to music, watching tv and DVD). I work in IT and do a lot of scripting, sometimes programming, but in general a lot of writing and don't want any keyboard with flexing. In privat I record music and need a high resolution to be able to see all the tracks and faders. And then again since childhood I always played on the PC and also love to game.
I also travel a lot, but don't mind carrying the extra weight and don't need too much battery power, since most of the time I always find some kind of power source to use.
Today between i9300 and M70 in Germany I get these results online
i9300 -> 1699.- EUR | M70 -> 1750.- EUR
17" WUXGA screen ----- 15,4" WSXGA+ screen
6800 Go GPU ----- Quadro FX 1400 GPU
8x +/- DVD/RW ----- 24x CD/RW + 8x DVD-ROM combo
100gb 5400rpm HD ----- 40gb 7200rpm HD
The rest of the configuration is basically the same. Concerning the last two options (optical drive and HD) I already have an external 16x DVD Burner and in my current laptop a 60GB 7200rpm HD that I intend to use in the next laptop as well.
Everything on the left looks peachy ;-) but it's missing a trackpoint.
I guess I just have to find out what sacrifices I am willing to make to have a trackpoint navigation.....