So the LCD on my ~3 year old HP dv9500z went out. Would obviously like the best laptop for the lowest $$ that fulfills my needs. Unfortunately most of my "wants" are only available on really high end models even though I don't particularly need a powerful processor/laptop. So things I want:
+High res screen. Prefer FHD(1920x1080). This puts me in the 15-16" screen size which I'm ok with.
+Numeric keypad. If I'm getting a 15-16" laptop, I want a numeric keypad.
+Matte/non glossy screen. I'm sick and tired of looking at my reflection on this HP.
+Better build quality than this consumer level HP that crapped out on me.
Don't need a high end processor. I'm mostly using this for the usual office/email type work, with "real" work being done though VNC/NoMachine.
Top choices so far:
Sony C series VPCCB190X CTO (concerned about the glossiness of the screen)
Dell Latitude E5520 or E6520
Lenovo ThinkPad T520i
I'm obviously open to cheaper suggestions than the above (all ~$1k). The other side of me says I should just buy some low end $300 laptop and be happy it if lasts 3 years like my HP did which cost me $1200 back then.