"Perfect for professionals who don't do Macs ;-)"4.5 starson by nerdess
Pros: Excellent matte monitor
Cons: Keyboard unresponsive if you type fast
Battery life short
Frame a bit flimsy/weak
Build-in speakers lame
Summary: My initial spec was a notebook with two harddrives (1 SSD), DVD drive not needed, matte 15" screen, backlit keyboard, 8GB RAM and as fast as possible for not more than 2000 Euros.
I was first looking into gamer notebooks because they can be highly customised, unfortunately they are just plain ugly. E.g. Clevo cases are solid but the notebooks look like tanks! Same with Alienware notebooks, they might be visually appealing to teenagers but not to professionals.
Being a freelance Web Developer I needed a notebook that looks good and is easily portable to client meetings so I ditched the idea of getting a gamer notebook and found the Sony Vaio line!
The Sony Vaio SE ticked all the boxes (apart from the second harddrive that I might add manually) and I am really happy with it :-) I hope it will last the next 5+ years!