Rabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1068 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2118 times:
In the not so far future, I will need a new notebook. My needs are quite specific and I thought that some of you guys could help me to improve my decision. Here is what I need:
A lightweight notebook with a focus on mobility and data storage. Graphics are secondary.
*must have a 12-13'' display
*must be below 2 kg's (4.4 pounds)
*must have >= 80 gb HDD
*must have >= 512 mb RAM
*must run >=4 h on battery
*must be able to run some windows based speciality software
*quality is more important than price
*should have an internal optical drive
Checo77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
I have the Acer Aspire 5002WLMi and its a great notebook. It has 1GB of memory, AMD Turion 64ML-30 processor, and of course, DVD, CD, burner and LAN.
Its a great computer, its light, battery works 4hrs in normal use (you can upgrade the battery though). It cost me $999, so its a great price-product ratio.
Hope this helped.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1079 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
I suggest you consider the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad ThinkPad T-Series is about as good as it gets for Windows notebooks. Excellent laptop:
It weights 4.9 lbs so its ever slightly heavier than you want to carry, but you get the IBM touch:
- One of the best notebook keyboards ever made
- Dual tracking device, standard
- Biometric security, standard
- Keyboard illumination, standard
- Hard disk shock protection, standard
- Gigabit ethernet, standard
- Windows XP Professional, standard
As for performance specs:
- 14.1" screen
- 40-100 GB hard drive
- Intel Core Duo or Pentium M processor
- Mobile ATI Radeon Graphics
- DVD recordable drive
Price after options may vary, but the low end of the T-series starts at $1,299
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2083 times:
Thinkpad, like said above. I have it, convinced my buddy to get it, the technology is great, it's a solid (physically strong and sturdy) laptop. Feels like you're holding a piece of metal when it's closed, though it's light.