I've been looking for something in the 13" and under, 4GB Ram, I3/I5 core bracket for a while.
I shoot news photo and video. I have a larger screen and windows desktop to edit on at home, this would be something for the field that won't kill my back or wallet. Use lightroom to edit photos for the most part, that it can run that smoothly is the key thing.
Recently saw the Lenovo U260 and Acer Timeline X fall into the 500$ range, could I do better than this by the end of August?
What is your budget? 500-600
What country will you be buying this in? Canada
What size notebook do you prefer? Ultraportable (11 - 12-inch screen)
Thin and Light (13 - 14-inch screen)
Would you consider a refurbished laptop? No
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for? Photo Editing, Video Editing
Where will you be using this laptop? Will be used different places
How many hours of battery life do you need? 5+
Will you be buying online or in store? online or in store
Which OS do you prefer? Windows 7
List the screen resolutions that interest you: Standard Resolution (1366 x 768)
High Resolution (1600 x 900)
Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen? Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you? No
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop? Around 08/31/2012
How long do you want this laptop to last? 3 years
How much storage capacity do you need? 160 GB
Are you interested in SSD for storage? Yes
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type? No