Hm. Well I guess the other part I didn't mention is that I don't want something huge. 17" is pushing it for me, 15 is better, smaller is even better. I know it's possible somewhere to find smaller laptops with high resolution, because people have
(though it may require getting it from overseas).
The budget's not too tight - this is gonna be my main computer in the future, and I'm fine with spending a little more to get something that fits what I want, rather than spending less and getting something I'll end up rarely using.