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So, can anyone recommend an ultrabook?

#1AkaneSoirPosted 3/13/2014 8:42:19 AM
It'll be used for general office work: Word, Excel, PP, some Latex and Acrobat.

Needs: 16+ hours battery life of continuous use with wifi off. vPro and smartcard to comply with company security guidelines.
#2PsythikPosted 3/13/2014 8:49:17 AM
You're probably not going to find an ultrabook with built-in smartcard.
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#3cancerstormPosted 3/13/2014 9:02:35 AM(edited)
thinkpad t440s has smartcard. don't think it has 16 hours battery continuous use, actually i don't think any ultrabook on the market right now has 16 hours battery with min screen brightness and all radio modules off on active usage
#4AkaneSoir(Topic Creator)Posted 3/13/2014 7:23:53 PM
The X240 with the high capacity battery meets the criteria I listed, but I am seeing if there are any better alternatives because:

1. the HC battery protrudes from the bottom.
2. I really dislike how Lenovo handled the fn keys at the top row of the keyboard (default media keys+end or default fn keys+insert. I use fn keys and end frequently, media keys rarely, and insert never).
#5DragnfyrPosted 3/13/2014 7:47:56 PM
I don't think you can get 16 hours of battery life without a secondary/external battery.
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#6cancerstormPosted 3/13/2014 10:22:16 PM
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#7cancerstormPosted 3/13/2014 10:23:16 PM
i thought it was 13h battery or is that the normal battery? off the top of my head there isn't a laptop without the protruding battery that you don't like that with battery life that long. outside of lenovo, i can't think of any other company that would have a laptop with small form factor + business features.

the fn keys can always be remapped