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no, it's a nice laptop ^_^

i dunno about it's LoL playing ability though haha

I would imagine it would play LoL just as well as any other computer with an integrated graphics chip.
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I just purchased a couple T431s's and really like them. Get 8GB memory and an SSD and you'll be set. Might be slightly over your budget but they have untouched build quality. The keyboard is the best feeling of any I have researched as well.

Also Lenovo does educational discounts if you have a .edu email (though I can't remember them checking for mine). I think a laptop with the specs you want would be right around 1000.
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A shame Lenovo are slow as hell when it comes to updating their laptops.
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A shame Lenovo are slow as hell when it comes to updating their laptops.

Not really sure what you're trying to say here... Like software wise? Hardware wise? I'll assume it's not build quality, they do have IMO the highest available. I will admit the drivers are a little out of date on lenovos end, but hardware is right up there (Unless you demand 4th gen Intel immediately, but you could wait for the new T440s)
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Sorry, I was referring to their relatively slow adoption of Haswell. That and their reluctance to increase screen resolution, but that's something else entirely. Of course, I say that and they seem to have addressed both of my complaints with the T440s! I like the power bridge idea, especially as everyone else is moving towards non-removable batteries.
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I just purchased a couple T431s's and really like them. Get 8GB memory and an SSD and you'll be set. Might be slightly over your budget but they have untouched build quality. The keyboard is the best feeling of any I have researched as well.

Also Lenovo does educational discounts if you have a .edu email (though I can't remember them checking for mine). I think a laptop with the specs you want would be right around 1000.

How has your experience been with the display. I had crossed that laptop off my list because of reviewers saying it had a contrast ratio that would make your head hurt.
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How has your experience been with the display. I had crossed that laptop off my list because of reviewers saying it had a contrast ratio that would make your head hurt.

I was also concerned when I purchased mine, but after using it; It doesn't bother me any, I can't say that I have used a really high end monitor on a laptop to compare it to though. I have been using it quite often and have no complaints of the display. The only thing that was mildly wrong with the laptop was I had to manually update the wifi driver because the one that lenovo supports has drop issues.

I don't know how particular you are about the keyboard, but I can not imagine a better keyboard on a laptop then this one. This was actually one of the main reasons that I bought the laptop. Also I don't know if you would use this but the docking station is pretty amazing for when I am at my desk. Some people have complained about the touchpad, saying that the movement of the pad clicking bothers them, I just don't press down and use a tap to select objects.

Edit: I have not used the laptop outside, which was one of the complaints I read about the screen. If you think you will be using the laptop outside a lot let me know and I'll take er for a spin since the weather is nice and it's my day off.
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Also if you have a local best buy or frys, I would suggest going there to check out screens. I have noticed that those stores have the worst lighting, therefore the best testing area, for screens. So you can see what it will look like in absolutely terrible conditions to see if you can 'put up with' the quality or not. These stores are a great demonstration on why touchscreens are ridiculous on a laptop, having the outrageously glossy screen and all.

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Also if you have a local best buy or frys, I would suggest going there to check out screens. I have noticed that those stores have the worst lighting, therefore the best testing area, for screens. So you can see what it will look like in absolutely terrible conditions to see if you can 'put up with' the quality or not. These stores are a great demonstration on why touchscreens are ridiculous on a laptop, having the outrageously glossy screen and all.

Thomas

Yeah, I've been to Best Buy plenty much. I'm not too much a fan of the touch craze. And we actually don't have any ThinkPads at my local Best Buy. I have however played with some Lenovos that just plain have grainy looking 1600x900 14in displays. When I say grainy, I mean I can see the lines of pixels.
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