my laptop has either died or is going to die soon. My current machine is a Sony Vaio, 17" with i7 quad core. Its probably about 10 years old.

I mainly need it for my side work, mostly sketchup. I also need it for turning random cars into cab-over wonders. What should i get? I’d like to keep it under $800. I’d a little hesitant to get something used. I’ll either get it from Amazon or something like Besy Buy or Staples.

this is the leading option right now: