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Backlit Keyboard Main Stream Laptop

  1. #1

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Backlit Keyboard Main Stream Laptop

    Does anyone know of a PC manufacturer(s) that tends to offer Win8 laptop models with backlit keyboards at prices substantially less than the lessor MacBook Pro model with the DVD drive? I am looking for something with approximately the specifications below, but not the Apple price. I find many PC laptops similarly equipped enough, but without backlit keyboards. Also, I could stand to have a 14."

    I am not ready to kick Win7 off my current MacBook Pro/Boot Camp partition. I don't know what Apple is going to do with respect to Win8, but IMO Win8/Boot Camp is not yet ready for prime time. I could buy an older refurbished MacBook Pro for Win8, but that might be risky. Not sure what it is going to be required for Mac/Win8 to coexist.

    MacBook Pro 15-inch (I could do with 14" PC.): 2.3GHz

    • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
    • 4GB 1600MHz memory (I would want 6GB.)
    • 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive1
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory (I wouldn't need this much in the graphics deptment.)
    • SSD (Hardrive OK)
    • DVD burner (Must burn double layer)
    • 2 USB 3.0 (One will do.)
    • Thuderbolt (The PC wouldn't have thunderbolt in all likelihood. Gigabit Ethernet needed.)
    • Built-in battery (7 hours)Et
    • Etc., Etc.
    • Free Shipping $1,799.00

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Wasn't BootCamp updated for Windows 8?

    For some reason, Alienware's laptops are what comes to mind with backlit keyboards.
    Alienware Laptops

    The 14 laptop starts at 1,000 and similar or better specs. But they aren't ultrabooks obviously.

    I also think I've seen some HP ultrabooks, maybe with touch, that has backlit keyboards and relatively similar specs.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Thanks much Coke.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Backlit Keyboard Main Stream Laptop
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