It has been a while since I have used the forums, but my laptop is finally about to kick the bucket so I need some help.
I am coming out of grad school and want something compact and lightweight. I have been thinking about saving for a Mac of some kind, but I can't justify the 1k price tag right now. I have looked at Macs solely for build quality. I have ran through Dells and I do not want that anymore -- I need something stable. I know Toshibas and Samsungs have gotten better, but I don't know enough to be sold on them yet. I also want to purchase something that will run Diablo 3 at a decent frame rate when it comes out. Nothing more intensive than that.
Preferably as light as possible (4-6 lbs?)
at least 4GB RAM
Decent display (would prefer LED)
3/+ USB ports
I hope this covers most of it. I would prefer to spend around 5-600, and there is so much out there its hard to pinpoint something. This is why I turn to you guys -- and I hope this request isn't too cumbersome.
I have looked at the Vaio E series, but 800 might be too high for now, plus just a few hundred more and I can get a Mac. The Acer Timeline looks nice, but the 14" model I looked at is 8 lbs and I think that's a bit high nowadays.
Any opinions/recommendations/etc. are greatly appreciated!