Seeking recommendations on laptops

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  1. nessa2shoes

    nessa2shoes Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I desperately need a new laptop (my current one is 5 years old and weighs about 10 pounds!)

    Here's what I'm looking for:

    No more than 14" screen (preferably 13" or below)
    Lightweight
    Long battery life
    At least 2mg RAM
    No more than about $1,800 US

    I travel almost constantly and need to lug this thing around all day, so LIGHTWEIGHT is top of my list! And I work in cafes for hours at a time, so battery life of 4 hours plus is really important.

    I'd be really grateful for any recommendations - I'm buying in Australia, but we pretty much have all the laptop brands everyone else has, so recommend away! I know there's some heavy-duty users on this forum, so BHW opinions are going to carry some weight!

    Thanks heaps,

    Ness
     
  2. twinkle88

    twinkle88 Junior Member

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    You may want to check out dell laptops.
    They are the best ones for your price and requirements.
    Just a suggestion!
     
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  3. voxclan

    voxclan Regular Member

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    I have a Dell xps notebook.

    They are good little notebooks, not the cheapest but good quality. I had soso experience with other Dell products but so far the xps rocks.

    They meet all your requirements

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    http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m1330?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
    If you are open to have bigger screen, take a look at Alienware, they are even better IMO
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    http://www.alienware.com/products/notebook-computers.aspx
     
  4. innocent

    innocent Junior Member

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    I'm probably the lone freak on this forum, but for my money and your restrictions, I'd go with a MacBook Air. I'm a dedicated Apple guy myself.
     
  5. s0phia

    s0phia Regular Member

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    lenovo thinkpad x200 - a very nice machine, lightweight and fuckin awesome battery life

    12.1", 2.4ghz p8600, 2-4gig ram, 9cell battery gives me about 8-10 hours.

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    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4497
     
  6. kevinfoster

    kevinfoster Registered Member

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    Just think Bestbuy. They generally have the best laptop deals out there. Check their weekly ads and look for the laptops that have a large instant rebate.