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I want to buy a laptop (NOT FOR GAMING) just a regular laptop.

#1gawadoPosted 11/3/2013 11:45:36 AM
Just for laptopping and stuff, you know surfing the web, using Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint etc. I might store some movies and tv shows on it, maybe.

Any recommendations? Specifically, what should I be looking for other than low price? Im looking for:

Good build

Long lasting battery is a must, very long

Durability

Enough space between the keyboard letters for me to type (I dislike small laptops where all the letters are squished together)

Big enough for that but still being a laptop at the end of the day to carry around

Inexpensive pricing

Up to date with Microsoft Office 2013
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#2DragnfyrPosted 11/3/2013 11:47:41 AM(edited)
What do you consider inexpensive? Also few laptops come with Office pre installed. You'll have to buy it yourself.
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#3DiehardFFv2Posted 11/3/2013 11:47:18 AM
Post your budget.
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#4dennis941012Posted 11/3/2013 11:48:05 AM
$500
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#5gawado(Topic Creator)Posted 11/3/2013 11:51:51 AM
I could pay a lot, I could pay $3000 even, but it's all about willingness. I'd be willing to shell out... $300? Maybe upwards of $500? But due to my low requirements, I don't know if I even need to spend that much.
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#6DragnfyrPosted 11/3/2013 11:55:30 AM
Yeah $500 isn't going to get you exceptional quality and good battery life unless you consider 3-5 hours to be good.
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#7DragnfyrPosted 11/3/2013 11:57:52 AM
gawado posted...
I could pay a lot, I could pay $3000 even, but it's all about willingness. I'd be willing to shell out... $300? Maybe upwards of $500? But due to my low requirements, I don't know if I even need to spend that much.

Your requirements aren't low. Basically you want a mid-high end ultrabook which means spending $800-$1200.
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#8DiehardFFv2Posted 11/3/2013 11:59:39 AM(edited)
Dragnfyr posted...
gawado posted...
I could pay a lot, I could pay $3000 even, but it's all about willingness. I'd be willing to shell out... $300? Maybe upwards of $500? But due to my low requirements, I don't know if I even need to spend that much.

Your requirements aren't low. Basically you want a mid-high end ultrabook which means spending $800-$1200.


This is what I was thinking.
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#9gawado(Topic Creator)Posted 11/3/2013 12:23:28 PM
How long are battery lifes usually? 5-8 hours? Longer/shorter?
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#10DragnfyrPosted 11/3/2013 12:26:22 PM(edited)
For entry-level laptops 3-4 hours is the norm. Anything in the 6+ hour range will be quite a bit more expensive.
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