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What is your maximum budget?
$1100

What country are you in?
USA

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Programming, web browsing, word processors, other coursework.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Not loyal to any brand

What screen size do you require?
13.3-15.6

What screen resolution do you require?
1920x1080 at minimum.

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

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
At least 5 hours but I would greatly appreciate more.

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
None.

What operating system do you need? (if any)
None needed, and no preference

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
I want a laptop that is under 4.5lbs. Any heavier would make it difficult to commute to school with.

How much hard drive space do you need?
I require a 128gb SSD. No need for a great deal of space because my home machine has plenty. I just have a need for speed.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Nothing special needed.

Is there anything else we need to know?
I'd like to keep the price well under budget because I would hate to buy an Ivy Bridge laptop and then have a Haswell variant come out for the same or similar price.

Thanks OCN.
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BuyDig had a 13.3" 1080p (I think IPS?) Zenbook yesterday for $605 after coupon. It might come back in stock, so I'll leave it here.

But if you're willing to settle for the same laptop with a 1600x900 TN panel, this is the same laptop with only the lesser screen for $560 after coupon.

Both are reburbs, and the coupon is LaborSaving15BG.

Haswell options right now are very expensive for their hardware...it will take at least another two months for them to drop into the refurbished bins and sell for prices like these. For an Ivy Bridge Zenbook with an SSD however, these are fairly good options. The RAM is soldered on the UX31, however, and there is no optical drive.
 
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Originally Posted by Nick0matic View Post

BuyDig had a 13.3" 1080p (I think IPS?) Zenbook yesterday for $605 after coupon. It might come back in stock, so I'll leave it here.

But if you're willing to settle for the same laptop with a 1600x900 TN panel, this is the same laptop with only the lesser screen for $560 after coupon.

Both are reburbs, and the coupon is LaborSaving15BG.

Haswell options right now are very expensive for their hardware...it will take at least another two months for them to drop into the refurbished bins and sell for prices like these. For an Ivy Bridge Zenbook with an SSD however, these are fairly good options. The RAM is soldered on the UX31, however, and there is no optical drive.

Thanks for the links. I don't need more than 4gb of RAM in the device, so having it soldered in is a-okay. And mostly what I am referring to in regards to the whole don't want to feel cheated by Haswell thing is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro that is going to hit the market at ~$1100. If I were to buy a laptop for $1000 without all it the Yoga 2's shiny features I'd be pretty upset.
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