Im searching for a laptop for my father-in-law. Im aware that this is not strictly speaking the correct forum as this is for building (desktops) but it was the closest I could find that made sense.
What I need is assistance to track down a laptop that suits his outlandish specifications or that I can upgrade to become what he wants it to be. And yes I have tried talking him in to getting a desktop/Media center to hook up to his TV instead but he is adamant this is what he needs/wants/craves/desires/lives for - can you really argue with in-laws?
- Haswell CPU for battery longevity
- SSD for fast boot-ups
- HDD for storage, but not a hybrid disk w/SSD
- Optical Drive
- actual GPU although low-end
- Bluetooth 4.0 (but getting a small usb module would not be an issue)
Also he is a musical addict so having a decent sound system/soundcard would be a great bonus
Budget: 6,000 NOK / 1,000 USD / 600 GBP, lower is awesome but budget isnt written in stone. If there is great value within 20% that is no issue.
No prefered retailer.
I have been looking around for a few hours now and I have not been able to find the above in one machine. Upgrading a machine would not be an issue as I have done that in the past with my own laptops.
If no such machine exists I would be really happy to get some great arguments so I will be better prepared for our next dinner. I am a little versed with computers and have dabbled quite a bit but I am not even in the same city as the ballpark where the Experts play.
Thanks in advance,