I have been using my Dell Latitude E7440 laptop (i7-4600U / 16 GB RAM / 480 GB SSD) literally every single day for almost 6 years. I still say this is one of the best laptops ever built. I’ve been looking for a upgrade for quite a long time though. However, I could not wait any longer, because my current laptop would require some expensive investments, including new:
- High-capacity battery – that would be the third one (original $100).
- Keyboard – that would be also the third one (original $50).
- LTE Cat 6 miniPCIe module – to replace the Cat 4 modem ($100).
- Some case elements – e.g. bottom cover with rubber feet, but also palmrest w/ touchpad in the near future…
In fact, no wonder that I could not find anything suitable for a very long time, because my requirements for a new laptop were very detailed and specific.