Alright so Christmas is coming and I'm looking to buy myself a new programming laptop as my Toshiba Satellite A305-S6905 is about 3 years old now. Things still a beast but I'm ready for an upgrade.
Price range is under $1000-1500
Few things I want for sure
i7 Processor quad core would like to be be around 2.2ghz or higher
6gbs or RAM or more looking for 8gbs mainly but i guess i can always download more here ha jk
Graphics card doesn't matter to me i don't want anything fancy as i don't play games at all and that's just gonna drive the price up so crap here is fine
Things i also like (not deal breakers though)
I like all that ricer crap unfortunately ha i like lights and what not like i like the style of alienware but refuse to get one of those
Loud good quality speakers would be nice too
Ubuntu installed on it as Windows will also drive the price up a bit
What i'm working with so far
So far I like these two and the system76 is winning at the moment (both lack the ricer crap i like ha)
Ubuntu Laptops - Pangolin Performance
Newegg.com - MSI X460-004US Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 14" 6GB Memory 750GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi Intel HD Graphics 3000
Anyone else got any laptops they really like they just got, or would suggest getting. Just looking for input on what you guys really like been shopping like crazy lately ha.