looking for a well built ultra book with good battery life decent keyboard and trackpad

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by gerryf19, Dec 31, 2014.

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  1. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Looking for a well built ultrabook with good battery life. No gaming needed, but I want a substantive notebook that isn't going to break easily.

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    $1000 to $1400

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12” screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" 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:
    Lenovo (was aiming toward the Carbon X1, but hear bad things about the new, adaptive keyboard and trackpad, as well as the battery and new processor

    b. Dislike:

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Business. Needs to be relatively light and good battery life--no gaming

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

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

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    no less than 6, but the more the better

    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?
    not needed

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    windows 7 pro or windows 8.1 pro...need to sometimes connect to domain

    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. Click here for Screen resolution information.
    Does not need ridiculous resolution (ie, retina style on macbook)

    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    not so much

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    next week

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    4-5 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    128gb ssd will likely suffice

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
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