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#1 +ultimate99

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 14:13

If you had a T440p with the specs in my sig, which laptop would you go for considering something thinner and lighter? Not necessarliy a lenovo, open to other (reliable) options.




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Posted 04 June 2014 - 14:20

Apple Macbook Pro.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 14:28

Apple Macbook Pro.

Too expensive. 8gb costs $1400++

 

I'm looking for ranges 1000-1200.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 14:30

What size screen is your minimum requirement?



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 14:35

13-14", FHD



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 14:41

I recently picked up the Toshiba Laptop http://www.toshiba.c...P50/P50-ABT3G22 with a few customizations and it works great (is almost as thin as a macbook pro too)

 

great price for what it's worth too



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 14:42

surface pro 3

 

lenovo x1 carbon

 

acer s7

 

You are looking at 1500+ for an i7 in a ultrabook or tablet which will be lighter and thinner.  If you want an i5 you can get one in that price range.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 00:31

surface pro 3

 

lenovo x1 carbon

 

acer s7

 

You are looking at 1500+ for an i7 in a ultrabook or tablet which will be lighter and thinner.  If you want an i5 you can get one in that price range.

an i5 with 8gb (perhaps expandable) ram would be ideal.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:11

It won't be the thinnest or lightest available but this is worth taking a look at, and it is a bit bigger than you want.  All I can see in your size is 1200 plus with 8gb of ram. 

http://www.amazon.co...=ideapad flex14



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:07

It won't be the thinnest or lightest available but this is worth taking a look at, and it is a bit bigger than you want.  All I can see in your size is 1200 plus with 8gb of ram. 

http://www.amazon.co...=ideapad flex14

 

Don't even consider anything from Lenovo that's not a Thinkpad. The quality is ######, and even the Thinkpads aren't that great these days.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:34

I have one to configure switches with. I would rather have a x1 but it is fine. A bit bulky and not as sleek or as small as my x1 or my s7, but not bad. Good for a 1200 or less budget.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:52

You are not going to much performance improvement over your current spec so why replace it? For a thinner/smaller laptop? The Dell XPS 13 and 15 are pretty nice ultrabooks. Decent build quality, solid keyboard, decent (for Windows anyway) trackpad, nice screen, decent battery life.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:04

Don't even consider anything from Lenovo that's not a Thinkpad. The quality is ######, and even the Thinkpads aren't that great these days.

 

IMO,

I will NEVER consider anything from Lenovo again! Just don't think they run as good as they should even with good specs!

 

I have a Toshiba laptop with a lousy single core 1.6ghz processor and 2GB memory that blows away this Thinkpad I'm on now with a dual core 2ghz processor and 4GB memory. Not even a comparison. My 2 HP laptops with almost similar specs as the Lenovo, is no comparison either.

 

I'll take just about any other laptop over a Lenovo any day of the week, especially if I had to pay for them. I didn't have to pay a thing for any of the 4 laptops I have, except to upgrade memory.

 

I realize I'm talking an older Lenovo than what OP has, but my opinion of Lenovo is still the same.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 13:30

so what, should I keep it? :p



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 14:09

Ahh, guess you're really thinking about it now?

 

I'm still loving my Thinkpad T440s so i'd suggest that as an option. Pretty sweet and "fast" for my usage so i'd so go with that based on what you mentioned before.

 

The next option for me would be HP EliteBooks  or ProBooks or maybe an Asus device.