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Need a laptop

Post by tyd450 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:30 pm

Hey guys- I am looking for some opinions and suggestions. I want a nice lightweight laptop for chilling on the couch and doing some surfing. Sick of looking at my phone.

Requirements : nice screen, not small not huge. Lightweight, quick to boot up, long ass battery life, not full of bloatware, can handle a million open browser tabs, YouTube videos, etc. I don't do any gaming ... I want something that will get updates and won't suck total balls to use in a couple years.

I don't really want a Chromebook or anything apple. I don't care about touchscreen. Would like to keep it reasonable...around $500 or so? Less would be great.

What do I want? An Ultrabook? One of those asus vivobooks?

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm

All of your requirements screamed chrome book to me. 🤔

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by blkgsl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:38 pm

Used 12” MacBook

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Post by DoctorC » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:44 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm
All of your requirements screamed chrome book to me. 🤔
Ditto. I bought one for my daughter for school...

And never gave it to her..

It's super light, boots up immediately, surfs easily.
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Re: Need a laptop

Post by bedlam » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:44 pm

I don't really want a Chromebook or anything apple.
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...chrome book... and ...12” MacBook...

LOL

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Post by tyd450 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:45 pm

bedlam wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:44 pm
I don't really want a Chromebook or anything apple.
Responses are....

...chrome book... and ...12” MacBook...

LOL
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Re: Need a laptop

Post by bedlam » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:47 pm

My daughter has a 13" ASUS ZenBook that she seems to love. Has the normal keyboard and touchpad but does also have a touch screen.

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by tyd450 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:49 pm

bedlam wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:47 pm
My daughter has a 13" ASUS ZenBook that she seems to love. Does have a touch screen though.
I'm not totally opposed to one but I just don't really want/need it and that option seems to really add a lot to the cost

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Post by bedlam » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:51 pm

tyd450 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:49 pm
bedlam wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:47 pm
My daughter has a 13" ASUS ZenBook that she seems to love. Does have a touch screen though.
I'm not totally opposed to one but I just don't really want/need it and that option seems to really add a lot to the cost
Yeah. I admit to seeing touch screens as superfluous too...but they are actually more handy than I anticipated. I read comics on my laptop and find it easiest to swipe the screen to turn pages.

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by blkgsl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:08 pm

bedlam wrote:
I don't really want a Chromebook or anything apple.
Responses are....

...chrome book... and ...12” MacBook...

LOL
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Re: Need a laptop

Post by ChuckW » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:37 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm
All of your requirements screamed chrome book to me. 🤔

Yep, Chomebooks are improving with more and more features.. Even if you don't want a touchscreen, many of the newer models can use Google Play Store, so you'd have access to Android apps as well as Chrome apps. Much easier and more trouble free than Windows 'puters.
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Re: Need a laptop

Post by Seppia » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:35 am

I think by far and away the best tool for the tasks you described is an iPad.
It has substituted by laptop in 95% Of instances (basically: any time I don’t have to use excel or type a lot).

With your requirements yeah I’d say a zenbook.

If you had more budget I would have said a Dell XPS which is the best laptop on the planet by a mile imho

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:37 am

Seppia wrote:I think by far and away the best tool for the tasks you described is an iPad.
It has substituted by laptop in 95% Of instances (basically: any time I don’t have to use excel or type a lot).

With your requirements yeah I’d say a zenbook.

If you had more budget I would have said a Dell XPS which is the best laptop on the planet by a mile imho
Agree, for what you describe you don't need a physical keyboard... IPad or a tablet would serve you well. I only you my laptop if I need to use excel or write something long.


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Re: Need a laptop

Post by djh1201 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:50 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm
All of your requirements screamed chrome book to me. 🤔
Me too. Love my Asus C302, have had it over a year now. Super-high quality looks, feel, backlit keyboard, super-fast, touch-screen is great for watching movies, etc. Can't imagine going back to Windoze or Apple...

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by BacoNoir » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:27 pm

Have you looked at the Surface Go?
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Re: Need a laptop

Post by tyd450 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:26 am

BacoNoir wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Have you looked at the Surface Go?
no i haven't but I will check it out, thanks!

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by ericf4 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:51 am

i would certainly check Surface GO, starts at 399 and likely meets your needs. Some really good reviews out there ive read recently.

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Need a laptop

Post by tattoo chef » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:59 am

Get a Lenovo yoga 720 or 730. I have a 720. I love it. Touchscreen convertible. It’s under 3lbs, has a very slim bezel, all aluminum but it has a heft to it even though it’s lightweight. It’s solid if that makes sense. I paid about $680 for it. Boots up quick, has a fingerprint reader for fast sign in. I usually can get about 5 hours of battery with screen brightness at 75%. I’m very happy with it. I also love typing on the keyboard.


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Re: Need a laptop

Post by ericf4 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:05 am

tattoo chef wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:59 am
Get a Lenovo 720 or 730. I have a 720. I love it. Touchscreen cover table. It’s under 3lbs, has a very slim bezel, all aluminum but it has a heft to it even though it’s lightweight. It’s solid if that makes sense. I paid about $680 for it. Boots up quick, has a fingerprint reader for fast sign in. I usually can get about 5 hours of battery with screen brightness at 75%. I’m very happy with it. I also love typing on the keyboard.


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Re: Need a laptop

Post by tyd450 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:09 pm

so i forgot i had an old chromebook collecting dust in a drawer. it's an acer c720p, probably like 4-5 years old but it seems to still be running OK. The screen blows but I think I will see if I can deal with it for awhile before dropping the cash on a new chromebook or ultrabook. Thanks for the suggestions guys!

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by jeckyll » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 pm

Asus zenbook.

I've had one for while, will buy another when the time comes.

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Re: Need a laptop

Post by foxint » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 am

Hi...

Don't shoot me.....but I bought a secondhand Surface Pro 3 for one of my daughters....touch screen, keyboard, SSD, i7 for less than $1,000. They can be cheaper if you go for the lower spec models.

I got the wife a Surface New a few years ago...and they are awesome. I think this is the way all non-desktop PC's (computers) will be. Not ready to throw away my desktop...but it is tempting
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