13-14'' fanless ultrabook needed - what to get?

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  1. kavakava

    kavakava Newbie

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    Hi!

    I need a new laptop, 13-14''. Must have features:

    Fanless
    Backlit UK keyboard
    360 degree hinge
    Light (up to 1.5kg)

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    THANK YOU!

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    1) What is your budget?

    $1500

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?

    UK

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Any
    b. Dislike: n/a
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

    Email, light gaming, image editing, surfing, videos

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

    Both

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)

    Light gaming

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

    4+

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?

    Online is OK

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.

    Windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)

    Any

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)

    Matte or glossy

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    Yes

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    128GB+

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?

    Now

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?

    3-4 years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?

    1 week

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?

    Either
     
  2. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    xps 2 in 1 is the only laptop that comes to mind.....its a solid choice, i doubt you will get anything better than a m3 ulv processor without fans
     
  3. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    If you are willing to deal with tablet form factors, some of the surface tablet models have no fan (make sure to check for each configuration, in the past, there were sometimes distinctions between i5 and i7 models having fans or not).

    However, my personal experience with 2 Surface Pros and a couple of friends' as well would discourage me from recommending any of them for "3-4" years. Maybe they have gotten better recently?
     
  4. kavakava

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    I considered Surface, but I'd prefer something with a fixed, sturdier keyboard.
     
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    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    Techtek123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't believe a laptop with those specs actually exist. After a quick search, most models that are fanless will be tablet convertible and other of that sort. Trying to get it 1.5kg light with a 360 hinge and backlit keyboard that isn't like a detachable will be a new product not on the markets yet.

    But you can take a look at the Acer switch if the surface doesn't work for you.
     

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