I am looking for a laptop that I could use as a Linux gaming laptop.
It needs to be able to run Spring / Zero-K, Achron, and everything in the Humble Bundles so far.
My current laptop is an Asus UL30VT which gives me 8 hours of battery life with discrete graphics off, and lets me play most of the games I want to play. However, it gets slow with Zero-K and Dungeon Defenders (Humble Bundle 7).
My best choice right now seems to be Asus UX32VD-DH71.
However, This review says that the battery life sucks.
My preferred specs:
Weight: 1.5 KG / 3 LB
Size: 13-14 inch
Screen: 1920x1080 (Not going to buy a smaller one)
Battery: 8 hours with discrete graphics disabled (Probably going for an Optimus laptop)
CPU: Core i7 preferred (Spring/Zero-K is CPU intensive), others ok too
Price: prefer under 1000 EUR / 1300 USD
For a really good one willing to go up to 1200 EUR / 1500 USD
I will upgrade memory and disk if they are not adequate.
Obviously it's better if someone has tested that Ubuntu or another Linux works on it .