I haven’t bought a consumer class laptops since 2007. Business laptops are the way to go and I’m happy to pay a premium for it.
Because they are built better, last longer, come with a better warranty, had fingerprint sensors long before consumer laptops got them recently, a lot of them were tested under different temperature/dust/humidity conditions, and on top of that they don’t attract a lot of attention. What do you think a thief will notice more? A giant gaming grade laptop with cool looking fans and RGB lighting or a plain looking Dell Latitude or Lenovo ThinkPad? They probably have no idea that the business laptop costs more than the gaming one did usually.
Business laptops also (though they are becoming more similar to consumer laptops these days) offer more functional features, like TPM, Smart carder readers, WWAN capability, removable batteries, a variety of ports, easy access to replace RAM or HDD, etc.
Also, as a bonus they usually omit the bloatware or spyware that usually come with consumer laptops (those are there usually because a third party company paid the OEM to install those on the computer so that the OEM can give a discount to the end user)
This is my main laptop now. A light, convertible laptop, weighs only 2.8lbs (substantially lighter than the Yoga 14 which I previously had), docks with a one link dock connector and wireless dock, has that traditional Thinkpad robust build quality and great trackpoint keyboard, and is convertible which means I can watch movies in 4 different modes, and comes with a gorgeous 1440p OLED screen to boot. Just perfect. It replaces my Thinkpad Yoga 14.
This is my main gaming and entertainment computer now, replacing my aging HP Envy Beats 14. I decided I wanted a 15 inch because of its lightness and portability, yet its still powerful enough to have a GTX 1070, power my Oculus Rift (VR ready), hooks up to my external monitor, plays all the latest games, and looks great at home on a laptop stand.
Macbook Mini (2012) – replaced 2012 MacBook Pro 13
My main multimedia / programming computer.
Asus G751 (2015)
My Asus stays as my main workstation computer, mostly for editing videos.
Dell Latitude 7370 – replaced 2016 Vaio S
My replacement for my Vaio S and Thinkpad X240 as a travel laptop. Amazingly, even though its 13″ and my X240 was 12″, its over a pound lighter!! Of course the battery life isn’t as good, but it is lighter and slimmer, and just as good for travel. The Vaio S is slightly lighter and has a more powerful processor, but the display isn’t as good, and the footprint is bigger due to the 13″ screen (the Dell has an InfinityEdge display which only takes up space equivalent of a 12″ laptop).
Tablets/Phones iPad Air (2013)
The iPad Air is my go to tablet for surfing, gaming, music or reading. Has been since 2013.
iPhone SE (2016) – replaced 2013 iPhone 5S
The iPhone SE is my main camera and video recorder, which I use on occasion to record videos, mainly because my model is a 64GB one that can store more videos. Plus love the small size which is what cameraphones should be! light and small. It replaces my aging iPhone 5S. Its also my secondary phone.
Google Pixel (2016) – replaced 2014 Sony Xperia Z3C
The Google Pixel is my main phone now. It has a great camera as well, and is generally just a fast and capable phone all around. It replaces my Kyocera Duraforce Pro and Sony Xperia Z3C as my main Android device.
Pioneer XDP-1000 (2015)
Since I don’t need a Korea phone anymore, the Pioneer acts as my main music/video player, with hi-res capabilities and a whopping 2 expandable slots for a lot of storage.
Absolutely fantastic computer speakers. The bass and overall sound quality is fantastic. Replaces my non-functioning Creative T4Ws which shorted out :(.
Nikon D5100 (2013)
My DSLR camera for serious video making. I usually pair it with my Samyang T1.5 24mm cinema prime lens.
Sony Music Video Recorder (2014)
This camera is mainly used for casual recording video blogs, music videos and video reviews. Basically my youtube camera now.
Sony HDRAS300 (2016) – replaced 2014 GoPro Hero 3+ Silver
My camera for action shots like biking, scooter, hiking, swimming, etc replaces my old GoPro 3+ Silver; this one has optical image stabilization which is a big help for recording action videos.
DJI OSMO Plus (2016) – replaced 2015 DJI Osmo
My go to camera for taking cinematic walking shots, travel video, and completely replaces any camcorder. The Plus model now has optical zoom capabilities with it too.
DJI Mavic Pro (2016) – replaced 2015 DJI Phantom 3
My new DJI Drone has slightly less wider field of view than my old Phantom 3, but makes up for it by being more portable and having similar image quality
Btw.. I recorded a tour of my apartment finally.. here it is