Hi, I am starting out a degree in 3D animation and my old Vaio is breaking apart (literally the back of the screen cracked on the hinge when I opened it last time) so I was looking for a replacement either, in the 1400$ to 1600$ (In CND$ mind you) for a decent quad core with over 8Gb RAM, or more (around 2k) for a full aluminium, slim laptop with same specs but hopefully longer lifetime. So which should I go for and do you have any suggestion as to which is best a cheaper laptop that does the job or a premium one for longevity. I still have 3 years to do in university and it is purely for this purpose that I'm buying a laptop I barely game at all.
I already looked one google and found this one :
MSI GE62 Apache-276 : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152903