Can't decide on any laptop for studying.
I've been wanting a laptop for a while now. I just can't figure out what I want and how much I want to spend. I'm trying to learn Spanish and need to hit up Khan Academy. I'm currently using Duolingo and tried Rosetta Stone for a bit. I've got a Steam game called Influent, which I think is fairly low system requirements. It's for language learning. I'm looking into getting a cnc programming program and it doesn't support the scaling my 4k monitor has. Which is another reason to get one. I don't know when or if I will ever go to college.
I currently live in a noisy house and have been thinking about studying in my car or something along those lines. (Study motivation/hunger/sleep never line up well)
Lets see. I think I want a 12", maybe 13-15" size screen, long battery, portable, no lap burning. I like the looks of the Apple macbook air and Razer laptops. But I have a mac mini (early 2009 I think) and it's just terrible and the Cheapest Razer laptop is like $1300. I have a old Dell Inspiron 1440 and even though the specs seem ok, it's slow as heck at even the simplest things and I don't understand why. The battery only lasted about 2 years. I think it was bought in 2009. It's also very heavy and flimsy feeling.
I've seen (online anyways) the Microsoft Surface Book gen 1, but there is Gen 2 now... Which is as much as a Razer. Lenovo Carbon X1... Dell XPS... I don't know how much I really want to spend. $1000 max + tax for something what was really worth it, but spending closer to $500-600 would be nicer.
Does someone have any ideas for me?