I am in the market to purchase a novel laptop. I decidedly want 17.3" display because I require the real estate. I am a statistician and do much more programming in SAS, STATA, and R. I work with very huge data sets. Small plenty of to be with a mainframe still frequently 10s of GB in size. I multitask a lot.
I can't spend more as compared to about $600 but I would be happy to research machines up to $700. Here are few machines I detected. They are everything either ASUS or Toshiba. I won't purchase a HP or a Mac and I favor not to purchase a Dell. Other brands are welcome as I am beginning to become short-spotted in my search.