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    Us Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    I'm looking for the thinnest/lightest 15 or 16" notebook I can get. I don't have a problem with any brands, but I do not want a MacBook Pro (even though I can run windows, I can't fathom spending $2000 to walk around with a picture of a fruit).

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    Under $2000 preferably

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen


    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

    US

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

    Nope, just don't want a MacBook Pro.

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

    Office tasks, web browsing, photo editing, video creation

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

    Lots of travel to and from school (high school) so want it nice and light/thin.

    7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games or types of games?

    Not to many games, but still would prefer discrete graphics.

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

    Not a huge issue, as I'll be able to plug in.

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

    On-line is okay.

    10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

    Vista is best, but if it has XP i can install Vista. So anything Windows.

    Screen Specifics


    11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?

    No real preference, but the higher the better.

    12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?

    No preferance.

    Build Quality and Design

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

    Yes, image is important.

    14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?

    About 3 years

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you want; 80GB to 500GB? Do you want a SSD drive?

    at leats 160

    16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?

    Need DVD burner, Blu-Ray reader or burner would be nice but not neccessary.


    So far I've looked at the Sony NS and FW I believe it is, they seem okay but the 16" is a little chunky and I don't care too much for the rounded screen on the NS. Asus has so many models I can't figure out what I want.

    Basically, thinnest and lightest are the highest priority.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    take a look at the sony's they offer some nice thin notebooks.

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    I looked at the sony NS, which appears to be their only 15" lineup, and they just seemed a bit cheap and I didn't care for the rounded screen.

    The 16" FW is very nice, but its a bit thick and I was hoping for something thinner and lighter.

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    Dell 4400 fits in.

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    Dell 4400? Not familiar with that one...

    A quick google search results in a rather large desktop from about 2002

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    Just figured out you must mean the Precision M4400. Looks alright, pretty thin for a Workstation.

    The bumpy screen back is definitely unique...

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    yeah,I just forgot to add first part of the name

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    why do you want such a big screen. I would go down to 13-14 inches if weight is an issue

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    I find that the smaller size is a bit cramped, but 14 might be okay. What is my thinnest/lightest choice in that area?

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    Default Re: Looking for thinnest/lightest 15"/16" laptop

    Im having the same problem; I never realized how difficult it would be to find a nice thin laptop that's not a MAC. I am leaning toward the Sony VAIO's but they do seem so heavy. 13" is way too small for me, but maybe you could get away with 14" or 15" - the only great thing about Sony's is they have a Mac style but PC platform.
    - Amy (novice)

 

 
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