Business Laptop for presentation and working in coffee shops

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  1. whateverusernamethatis

    whateverusernamethatis Newbie

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    thanks in advance!

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    max 2500 USD

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Netbook; 10" screen or less
    b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

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

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Business presentations and working in coffee shops in between meetings.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    yes, going around the central business district area.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    no games

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

    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?
    prefer to see.

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    windows if first, followed by mac OS

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)

    Midrange Resolutions: WXGA+, HD+, 900p

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)

    Build Quality and Design

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

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    this coming month

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    2 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    500 GB, SSD

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  2. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    The Dell Latitude 7480 is my recommendation. It's a sturdy business-class machine with great quality.
    The Toshiba Portege X30 is an alternative.
    Both of them meet your battery life requirements.

  3. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Since you've got a healthy budget, the ThinkPad X1 carbon is the best business portable at the moment in my opinion.
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