A number of years ago, a friend of mine quipped that “the computer you really want always costs $5,000.” Over time, the cost has come down, and you can certainly buy a high-end laptop for less than $2,000 today. But the point of the joke is still true. Unless money is absolutely no issue for you, you will have to make same trade-offs such as
Faster CPU or longer battery life
Lighter weight or less expensive
Bigger and better display or less cost
For the most part, these choices will depend on your wallet. But a mobile laptop is a specialized computer, and some of the trade-offs really depend on how you will use the system.
For me, it is extremely important to have a lightweight, small machine, but I also wanted a reasonable size keyboard. ...