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What is your maximum budget?
~1300, the lower the better.

What country are you in?
USA

What will be the uses of this laptop?
I will be using this laptop for strictly school and business.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
I really like Lenovo because of its simplicity and it's built like a monster. But any other brands will do. I just look for reliability and price.

What screen size do you require?
13-14 "
What screen resolution do you require?
Doesn't matter. Nothing crappy

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
New / refurbished

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
at least 6 hours

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
No games.


What operating system do you need? (if any)
I will be using Windows 7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Black would be preferred.

How much hard drive space do you need?
250 - 500 gb HHD
atleast 160 gb if it's a SSD

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Webcam and HDMI would be preferred

Is there anything else we need to know?

I am looking to also buy a Macbook for a friend, so I need a website that has both an Macbook and the laptop that I am getting.
If it all comes down to them being on different websites then its fine, but it would be perfer if they were on the same website.
Also when buying from the same website, I may get a big discount for spending over a certain amount, so that's why I prefer that.


Thank you.
    
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I would definitely recommend the Samsung Series 7 notebooks. I personally have one myself, and the battery life is phenomenal. On a 80% charge (I never charge more than that) I get a solid 6 hours of work. Its a bit bigger than what you're looking for (15.6"), but it looks stunning and the screen resolution is 1600x900 and its matte - none of that glossy stuff.

The webcam built in is a 1.3MP (720p) and its actually quite a bit better than the ones I've used on any other laptop. The CPUs are usually top of the line Core i7s.
There's also a 14" version, that still has the 1600x900 display, but I believe it trades the i7 for an i5. If anything, you should get even more battery life out of it.
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I would definitely recommend the Samsung Series 7 notebooks. I personally have one myself, and the battery life is phenomenal. On a 80% charge (I never charge more than that) I get a solid 6 hours of work. Its a bit bigger than what you're looking for (15.6"), but it looks stunning and the screen resolution is 1600x900 and its matte - none of that glossy stuff.
The webcam built in is a 1.3MP (720p) and its actually quite a bit better than the ones I've used on any other laptop. The CPUs are usually top of the line Core i7s.
There's also a 14" version, that still has the 1600x900 display, but I believe it trades the i7 for an i5. If anything, you should get even more battery life out of it.

I would rather the 14" version and an i5. For school, i7 would be over kill. Nonetheless I will look into this thanks!

Anything wrong with the 9 series? I would love it to be as light as the x1 carbon or the macbook air.
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