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Good Ultrabooks?

#1megamanfreakXDPosted 3/10/2014 2:59:25 PM
I am currently shopping for a portable laptop for medical school (web surfing and word processing).

I hear the Samsung ATIV 9 have touchpad problems. But I don't like the gimmick that the lenovo yoga 2 has (convertible thing).

My requirements are no Mac products and must have at least 128 GB ssd.
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#2DoramiPosted 3/10/2014 3:04:29 PM
How much word processing?

Size preference?

Battery life?

Budget?
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#3megamanfreakXD(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 3:06:42 PM
Dorami posted...
How much word processing?

Size preference?

Battery life?

Budget?


Probably a lot.

Around 13-15 inches

A least 7 hours battery life.

$900-$1300
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#4APanasonicYouthPosted 3/10/2014 3:14:31 PM(edited)
Surface Pro 2.

Edit: the 256GB or 512 GB version. Both have 8GB RAM.
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#5DoramiPosted 3/10/2014 4:04:16 PM
I recommend the Thinkpad T440s.

It has a good keyboard for extended typing. You can get up to 15 hr of battery with the 6 cell, 72 Wh battery or about half that with the 3 cell (the 6 cell protrudes from the bottom).

Recommended customizations:
1920x1080 screen for more screen real estate
HDD and do the aftermarket upgrade to SSD yourself.
Base RAM, aftermarket upgrade
Intel 7260AC wifi
6 cell, 72 Wh battery
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#6RheygarPosted 3/10/2014 4:07:59 PM
APanasonicYouth posted...
Surface Pro 2.
#7megamanfreakXD(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 4:57:53 PM
APanasonicYouth posted...
Surface Pro 2.

Edit: the 256GB or 512 GB version. Both have 8GB RAM.


I already have a tablet.
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#8wildog2006Posted 3/10/2014 5:33:00 PM
megamanfreakXD posted...
APanasonicYouth posted...
Surface Pro 2.

Edit: the 256GB or 512 GB version. Both have 8GB RAM.


I already have a tablet.


OK, good for you. The Surface Pro is so much more than a tablet.
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#9DragnfyrPosted 3/10/2014 6:28:59 PM(edited)
Why no Mac products? The Macbook Air 13" is one of the best and cheapest high end ultrabooks available. ($999 after student discount).
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#10Arsene-LupinPosted 3/10/2014 6:34:49 PM
I have an ASUS S400 and I love it.

13" screen.
5-6 hour battery life.
Touch screen.
Windows 8.
~$500 USD.

Incredible bang-for-your-buck. I didn't buy it for games, but its got an HD4000 integrated GPU, so it can handle relatively-new games easily.
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