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#1 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:04

Hey guys, for Christmas I need a new laptop but I need help picking one out!
Budget ~800-1000

Screen- 14-15.6in
Memory - at least 8gb
Resolution - Preferably > 1366x768
HDD: ssd would be really nice!

So where's what I need it for. I do web surfing, music, Java, Python and C programming, web design and possibly gaming. I need it for school so good battery life is key!

I really like Ultrabooks, but idk if it's for me. I would also like to be able to play games but it's not crucial, so idk if I should skip an ultrabook and get a laptop with a graphics card in it. But i do love how thin and light ultrabooks are. I don't need a cd drive, so an ultrabook would work, but I would like hdmi out!

Thoughts?

Thanks!


#2 xendrome

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:08

Have a look at this before it sells out - http://www.amazon.co...N6XXP21SZDXDG10

#3 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:12

Have a look at this before it sells out - http://www.amazon.co...N6XXP21SZDXDG10

Small screen. 14" really is my limit. I really like 15.6

#4 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:07

This is looking pretty good! Gonna have to buy 4gbs more ram to add on

#5 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:15

http://www.amazon.co...pd_sim_sbs_pc_4

#6 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:23

http://www.amazon.co...pd_sim_sbs_pc_4

Pretty far out of my budget, it's not really flexible. I do love that laptop though! But not 802.11n? wtf?

How about this everyone?!!!! My front runner. Should I buy it now?! Will it be cheaper before christmas? IDK
OMG this price!!!
http://www.microsoft...900/search.true

#7 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:16

I would recommend this one http://www.microsoft...043800/vip.true

Its got SSD too

#8 YouSuck

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:24

I second the Lenono Idea Pad

#9 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 23:07

Small res. :(

The damn Vizio can't have its ram upgraded :(