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My GF needs a laptop. But I'm stuck lol, maybe you guys can give me choices.

She's looking for a relatively light laptop. Under 4 lbs.
Decent specs for photoshop, note taking, etc...
Lots of HD space.

She wanted the Macbook Air 13" but it was a bit pricey so she asked me for opinions.

I was looking at the new Samsung PC Slider 7. The table netbook.

If i can exchange that SSD for a bigger HD. She doesn't need the SDD so I'll use it lol.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
Is there a budget?

Edit: Are you willing to sacrifice a disk drive for lighter weight?
Edited by starwa1ker - 2/12/11 at 12:36am
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post #3 of 12
She is spot on in her choice and with that laptop she will never want to return to Windows, plus it is of very high quality and ergonomic. You can also find a cheaper mac second hand.
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Budget?
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post #5 of 12
Macbook, always. Girls need their Apples.
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post #7 of 12
LOL. Mac; when you don't care about performance and just like things that look "pretty" while following the other sheeple.

Back to business:
Again what specific programs does she want to use? Is photoshop a requirement or a desire? I sometimes feel like people hear about one thing and fixate on that when there are other alternatives.

The one's that pLuhhmm linked should be more than enough though. If you need more option I can look through again but those were solid choices.
     
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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
There really isn't a budget at all. Also, she doesn't mind that there isn't an optical drive. She uses photoshop often so it's a requirement. I own a Macbook Air and I love it. I use it for school. since its less than 3 lbs, it's easy to carry. She loves it. she has an outdated Sony Vaio. It weighs approx. ~6-7 lbs. So she's looking for a new portable laptop.
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post #9 of 12
m11x with i5 and 325M GPU.

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&kc=&oc=DKDWNN1

$699 with coupon code BHW1L0MX0D?MCX

light and power netbook with a good battery life.
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post #10 of 12
Try an HP G60H
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