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post #1 of 6
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Just to make it simple:

-Primarily needed for writing, surfing web and running some simple programs
-Reliable, I'm hoping it will last a full 5 years, though I would set a minimum at 3 years
-Lightweight and not to big or chunky
-Sound; does not sound like a fighter-jet when running(like this one)
-Not a mac, I only get 150$ off on mac and 500$ off on anything non-mac
-Price. Im thinking something in the range of 1000$

So, any tips on what I should go for?
post #2 of 6
It really depends on what your major is. A laptop that will last five years for an English major will be vastly different than that of an engineering or computer science student.
post #3 of 6
Well from what you describe it sounds like an ultrabook or a mainstream notebook is up your alley.

As hermitmaster said it depends on your path of studies.

A Lenovo Yoga 13 could be a basis to start looking off of, there's plenty more but a major would help decide.
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post #4 of 6
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Starting on a 5 year masters degree in geology, I will be needing the computer for some simpler math programs and for some computer programming in the first two years or so.

I am not going to be playing any heavy-duty games on it, maby watch a movie/series at worst.

I also looked into(ad liked) the lenova yoga 13, but I can't help thinking that there's gotta be some catch to the whole flip-action. And is it really that useful?
post #5 of 6
^ I've used the 11 inch for a little bit and I never actually used the hinge design, it opens and closes exactly how a normal laptop should. The extra feature for it to be a "tablet" and a stand up display could be useful for those who need it. The screen is also pretty nice even on the 11 inch, especially the viewing angles.

I'll find some more models and come back with those.
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post #6 of 6
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I was thinking about this one as well
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