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I going to start college soon so I figure I am going to be in need of a laptop. I already have a nice gaming computer so I have no need for a gaming laptop. I will be mainly using it to type papers, web browsing, music, and watching videos.

Requirements:
-Around $700 or so
-Backlit Keyboard *This is a must*
-Thin and light
-13.3 in screen
-i3 or i5 I don't need an i7

I like the Macbook Air's style, look and features. I have been looking at this:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&sku=872797&is=REG&A=details&Q= But I am unsure of how old this model is, although it currently looks like what I am looking for.
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I know you said backlit, and I'll look for some, but some of the Thinkpads (e.g. my X220) have a frontlit keyboard, i.e. a typing light that illuminates the entire keyboard. They call it "ThinkLight". I like it, as it looks a bit more professional (less gamer) than a backlit keyboard.

A light laptop [with good battery life] is a great boon for school thumb.gif . Can you wait until Haswell releases?
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How about this?

It comes with a 128GB SSD, i5, 4GB of ram and is discounted from 1299 to 575 $ (56% discount LOL)

edit: no backlit keyboard, but hell, 56% discount!!!
Edited by FIX_ToRNaDo - 3/31/13 at 4:08pm
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This is an HP, it's $594.99 and comes with everything you asked, but it's listed as refurbished.
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I can wait till Haswell if its not to far away. I also don't really like the Think pads and rather have actual backlit keys rather than a light that shoots down at the keyboard.
Edited by Elite- - 3/31/13 at 5:01pm
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I second that i3 Zenbook.
The ASUS factory 1Yr Accidental Warranty + 2 Yr Global (Free 2 Way Shipping for RMA/Service), solid build quality along with everything your looking for in a Ultrabook brand new for under 600. Plus you get free adapters and a sleeve
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