I need a new computer. I don't want to replace my existing tower, because I've got all my business software set up on it, but it's just too old to play new games.
What I'd like is a laptop that isn't Sony. Wireless isn't mandatory, but plugging into the existing CatV network is. It must be powerful enough to run intensive games, and 3d software apps. (Maya, et.al.) I prefer big keyboards. Pointer device should be part of the keyboard, as I'd like to be able to run the system with a minimum of external doodads. I need to be able to connect firewire or usb (maybe both) peripherals for cameras and backup drives.
Not a brand junkie, now that Alienware is owned by Dell. I am boycotting Sony products, and Dell is pretty low on my desire list. Other than that, I'm pretty open to suggestion.
Thanks in advance!