Checklist for my next PC
I am making a checklist of all items for my next PC that I plan on getting in Oct/Nov 2012, please add/edit/delete your suggestions here.
- Ideally I am looking for something like a Transformer Book the one with a detachable keyboard dock (I am also interested in something like Lenovo Ideapad Yoga)
- Need Core i7 preferable if non ULV, but I guess ULV can work (comparable to full I5?)
- Need 16GB RAM (can work with 8GB but 16 GB will be ideal given that I run VMs)
- Switchable GPU in the keyboard dock.
- SIM Card slot in the tablet itself with 3G/4G
- Wifi N dual band
- Atleast 1 USB 3 in tablet itself.
- Micro SD card slot in the tablet.
- Tablet itself should last 5 hours without keyboard dock (light web browsing, skype, email, light ms office work etc).
- With Keyboard dock, tablet should last 10 hours of hardcore compile fun (mostly Visual Studio/Netbeans/PHPStorm)
- Atleast 128 GB SSD
- Ideally 500 GB Harddrive or more in keyboard dock.
- Screen resolution of 1080p or more!
- Front facing Camera and Mic in the tablet itself (for Skype on the go)
- Gigabit LAN Port, Couple of USB 3 and a 1 Thunderbolt in the keyboard dock.
- Full HDMI port in Keyboard dock.
- Ability to replace the battery if it goes DUD (either tablet or keyboard dock). My experience with my current HP laptop is with continuous usage, battery dies down in a year :( . I plan on using this PC for at least next 3 years!
- Shouldn't get too hot with continuous usage (big problem with my current HP HDX 16t laptop)
- Budget $2500