Media Center notebook - what would you suggest?
I need your help.
I'm looking to buy a laptop / notebook as our super-duper Media Center machine at home (omg, did i really just say 'super-duper' ??) . You see, a cute little puppy killed our laptop with a pint of water.
(a very cute puppy. but I could have killed it.)
I looked around the usual suspects (Toshiba, Dell, Sony, etc) but wanted your advice too.
What I'm looking for:
- A notebook
- That will run MCE
- with 17" or more screen
- That will run Vista easily
- Not 'super high-end' - budget is sub / or around US $2,000 (not more) including 2/3 year warranty and accidental damage cover
- Weight - don't care. Reason I want notebook is not for lugging around on the road, but want room to room freedom
- Record TV, etc
- Enough storage to be useful, but not go crazy (I've got network storage)
What would you suggest?