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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7708013&CatId=927

This one is smaller and has a touchscreen. I really like the ASUS ones. I personally have a Samsung Series 7, but I found it just like an updated laptop instead of these next generation laptops with touchscreen and are super light.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904368

this one?
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7708013&CatId=927

This one is smaller and has a touchscreen. I really like the ASUS ones. I personally have a Samsung Series 7, but I found it just like an updated laptop instead of these next generation laptops with touchscreen and are super light.

Good suggestion as an overall laptop, but the Vivobook is notorious for bad battery life in it's market... It is what it is redface.gif

Also @ Edo; no. That laptop has a full-size i3 which consumes MUCH more power than anything mentioned previously.

There is a C-70 netbook that I could suggest you that would easily last more than 4 hours, but it has NO disk drive at all, which is why i didnt mention it. The Vivobook also doesnt have a disk drive. Is that no problemo?
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Good suggestion as an overall laptop, but the Vivobook is notorious for bad battery life in it's market... It is what it is redface.gif

Also @ Edo; no. That laptop has a full-size i3 which consumes MUCH more power than anything mentioned previously.

There is a C-70 netbook that I could suggest you that would easily last more than 4 hours, but it has NO disk drive at all, which is why i didnt mention it. The Vivobook also doesnt have a disk drive. Is that no problemo?

But this:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-ProBook-4540s-Notebook.85978.0.html
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Oh that's a curious thing. Seems to have a really big battery. Go for it then if you like thumb.gif
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http://www.microcenter.com/product/407032/Inspiron_15r_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Black

this cheaper option?
Edited by edo101 - 3/16/13 at 10:14am
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Yes. It is. I've always liked microcenter and their deals redface.gif Either way, that's cheap, powerful, and ULV (low consumption). So that's good.
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Yeah I got it and now I am testing its battery life. It is a a very feature rich laptop even included Bluetooth.

BTW: is it better to let a battery completely deplete before charging it or is it better to start charging it again once it hits around 20 or 30%? I mean to prolong the life of battery
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I'd personally go for the Probook because of the power it has over the Dell and the build quality.

But if you strive for longevity away from socket the Dell. The i5 version has a run time of 7 hours on web surfing so the i3 should easily reach 6-7.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Inspiron-15R-5521-Notebook.88075.0.html
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