Yesterday as I was working on my HTML-5 game, the frame-rate suddenly dropped and stayed like that for the remainder of my work. Yuck! It's time to get serious and upgrade from my 5 year-old Toshiba laptop w/ Intel graphics.
Give me your recommendations. Details below.
I want a new 'desktop-replacement' laptop to support game development work (2D/3D, Unreal, Unity, etc.), software programming (Visual Studio, etc.) graphic design (Photoshop), and 3D animation. I'll be working on it for at least 5 hours each day. Oh, and it should look SLEEK.
Ideally $800 to $1200 - I'm flexible.
Windows 7 (Home Premium or Higher)
Size and Weight:
17+ inches. I don't care about the weight.
Probably 1920x1080, unless you recommend something else for game dev.
It'll be on my desk 80% of the time, so as long as I can lift it and put it in my car, it's okay.
It'll be plugged in most of the time, so I don't care too much.
I'd prefer at least 250GB of space, and SSD would be nice but not necessary.
DVD Reader/Writer preferably
I'm leaning towards NVIDIA.