I'm looking into buying my first Windows machine. I've owned nothing but Mac and cheap unix desktops. My current mbp is just a few years old and its time to upgrade and cash in on the tradein value of the mbp. I am looking for a below $1k laptop and will go with Windows just for the fact that I want to explore the larger library of games. (I've always been a console gamer so this is a new adventure for me.)
I'm going for a laptop for the mobility since I travel for work and I also want to use my computer away from my basement office. My home office already has dual monitors in place.
I was looking at the Acer Aspire 17inch but the battery life was pretty low (not like that is a big feature to me). If I do at least half of my laptop time in the home office (dual monitors), then do I really need a 17inch or should I look at better 15inch models?
Does anyone know of any worthwhile laptops coming out in Q4 2014?