Ok I give up, please help me find a portable laptop! Thanks

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  1. lottdod_1999

    lottdod_1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    Ok I have been searching for days, mainly eyeing Lenovo laptops but I can't find one I really like. I currently have a Dell Studio 1558 that is just TOO heavy (it's about 6 lbs I believe) and too unwieldy. But the biggest problem is that it overheats a LOT! So low heat is important to me. And it throttles, a LOT, so no throttling is #1. The battery also sucks so I am of course looking for good battery life.

    1) What is your budget?

    $1 to $700

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    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.

    Preferably online where I won't have to pay tax (I'm in California)

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike: Dell, have had nothing but trouble with these. Samsung, have had nothing but trouble with all their products. Sony, I worked for Sony I know how bad their stuff is or was.
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    Yes

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

    Writing in Word, internet with a LOT of tabs open, youtube, porn.

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

    Yes

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

    Maybe

    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?

    Either

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

    Windows 7 but I can just install it later.

    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.

    I would prefer 1080p, if not then 1600x900. 768p would I suppose be ok if it was a 13.3" laptop.

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

    Glossy preferable

    Build Quality and Design

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

    I don't like silver.

    15) When are you buying this laptop?

    SOON

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

    2-3 years

    Notebook Components

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

    32GB minimum

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

    It would be nice.
     
  2. picolino

    picolino Notebook Consultant

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    Well, probably something with a spill-proof keyboard.

    I would look for a refurbished thinkpad maybe, like t430s.
     
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    lottdod_1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    They just had a refurb t440s on their outlet for 5something and I was going to check out and their site just failed to load ugh
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    You have to stalk the outlet to get what you want. I don't think they have anything for you ATM but that could change in a minute. The T440s would be a great option. Make sure it has minimum HD+ resolution. X240 too small?
     
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