Looking for Recommendations re: New Laptop

I’m in the market for a new laptop; my current one has served admirably for five years, but its hardware is starting to tip over from “probably going to fail before too long” to “actively failing right now.” As a result, I’m looking for recommendations. My goal is to find one that has:

1. Portability–I’ll be traveling a fair amount with it, and so it needs to be convenient to walk around with/take on the train/set up in shared workspaces/etc. Battery life, weight, and size are relevant considerations.

2. Performance–Doing more Unity work is making me very aware of the limitations of my current system. Integrated graphics cards just won’t cut it; I need something faster. Plus, I’m a little tired of getting 20fps even on older games.

3. Reliability–There’s no tool more useless than a broken one.

Cost is certainly a factor, but I’m willing to grit my teeth for a laptop that meets my needs. Thoughts?

2 thoughts on “Looking for Recommendations re: New Laptop

  1. I’m a big fan of Mac Book Pro laptops. They are quite expensive, but make up for it with being reliable, sturdy, nice design, and pretty good performance. Though I haven’t actually ran too many advanced games on mine, I’m pretty sure it could handle them.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts! For years after law school I had a Mac desktop, and was very pleased with it. It’s interesting to hear that Apple’s laptops are of the same quality. I’ll definitely head over to one of their stores and give their laptops a try.

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