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    Choosing Notebook... Again

    So, I have changed my mind on laptops. I do need something with a matte finish screen. Yet still high in the performance and battery life.
    Summary:
    1. Matte finish screen
    2. Best performance CPU and GPU wise.
    3. Battery life.
    4. I love the black brushed chassis.
    -Currently, my first choice is Serval Professional from System76 with the Q9000 CPU & 500GB 7.2K RPM options.
    http://system76.com/product_info.php...products_id=88
    But I have heard the battery life is not so great here. So does anyone know if there is a 12 cell battery from somewhere for this laptop.
    -My second choice is the lenovo IdeaPad Y550 (324156U). Now it has a Core i7 mobile CPU and GT 240M graphics. Only a 6-cell battery and I have read that it does not last long either.
    I would like to know if this is a glossy screen. It says LED Backlight. Does this mean it is matte or glossy? Also no brushed metal look.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146613
    -My third choice is still the HP Envy 15. The problem is that screen is glossy. But I love the rest of it and the look and the battery life because it has the 6 cell plus the 9 cell slice. Is there anyway to make this not glossy?
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...5000FS10131423
    -My fourth choice is the Alienware M15x, but I think that screen is glossy? "15.6-inch WideFHD 1920x1080 (1080p) WLED". Though it does not say ClearView.
    http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/noteb...s&cs=19&~ck=mn

    Thanks so much for your help. I need to know whether the lenovo is glossy or not is one of the main things and the battery life of the Serval Pro. Also if there is some sort of an upgrade for it.
    Last edited by Vakman; December 9th, 2009 at 06:27 AM.

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