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I need an ultra portable laptop or even an ultrabook for $600

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So I've been out of the laptop game for a while. I basically have about $600 for a laptop. My requirements are:
Long battery life (anything from 6-8 of real time use like YouTube and a few word documents as well as a lot of tabs open)
Pretty small and light, a 13 or 14 inch is ideal
And here's the kicker, if you can manage to fit a cheep boot ssd in there it would be awesome.
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How's this. It's within your budget and it has a 32GB SSD.
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How about this?
http://www.amazon.com/HP-Envy-4-1010us-Sleekbook-14-Inch/dp/B0085RV068/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1348804709&sr=8-13&keywords=hp+envy

That dell posted above has better specs but tbh it doesn't look like an ultrabook to me. Kind of looks fat to me.

edit: that $100 gift card with the dell purchase makes the deal pretty sweet actually; assuming if you are going to use that gift card towards something.
Edited by PikaSNSD93 - 9/27/12 at 9:05pm
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I'm a little iffy on dell. Can you vouch for that machine?
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Look at the new vizios. Walmart has an all aluminum vizio ultra book for around 600 dollars.
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Personally, I am not a big fan of dell, but that seems to be the best value for your money. Unless you want to get this, which has a 13" screen for the same price.
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post #7 of 7
Lenovo's known to have great quality laptops.

That one up there ^ also has a superior CPU and therefore a slightly better IGP (Intel HD 4000 vs Intel HD 3000) for minor gaming on the go.


I vouch for the Lenovo (even though it lacks a $100 gift card and a DVD drive).
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