I am in the market for a laptop, and I must profess a certain degree of ignorance. Especially in the realm of CPUs. I could research the fastest and latest, but there has to be a point of diminishing returns. Is $500-$600 for a laptop with the latest and greatest CPU/GPU worth the added cost. I don't play a lot of Triple A games though, it would be nice to have the option. I primarily stick to older titles, including World of Warcraft (which I know has been heavily updated). I don't do video editing, and my copies of Photoshop ans Illustrator are about 15 years old.
* Quality screen. Refresh needn't be 120.
* >16gb of RAM
* 1 TB storage.
* Ability to run all games on at least medium settings.
* HDMI port
* Battery that lasts 2-3 hours under a load.
*Durable construction (I travel a lot)
Would be nice:
* Light weight
* large screen
* Optical drive
Don't Care About:
* Internal Storage (can be HD or SSD)