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Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

Im in the market for a used ultra portable or netbook. Preferably a 12" screen to 13".
My list includes:

Thinkpad x300
Alienware mx11 r2
ASUS 1215n
Thinkpad x201

I want something thats powerful enough to write code with but is easy enough to get to and from school. Any other suggestions on some laptops to look for? My budget is around $300. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:58 PM

Macbook pro
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

already have one of those lol Thats what im typing on right now. I need something a wee bit cheaper to travel with to school.
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

Get one of the Thinkpads or the Asus, skip the Alienware (overpriced). I wouldn't recomment getting an ultrabook, they get really hot really fast and are quite expensive.
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:23 PM

View Postblankwall, on 30 August 2012 - 07:06 PM, said:

already have one of those lol Thats what im typing on right now. I need something a wee bit cheaper to travel with to school.

why? wouldn't the cheapest thing just be to use the ultra portable laptop you already have?
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

My wife uses it.for graphic design I cant really take it to school with me.
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

then you don't have one? how is this so hard? you either HAVE a macbook pro to use or you DO NOT HAVE a macbook pro. why would you say you have one but need something cheaper for skool? in your next post your say that's not the case at all.

just go to best buy dawg, they'll sell you some stupid bullshit that will be fine.
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:26 PM

Dont forget the 2yr. replacement plan, the anti virus upgrade and the geek squad maintenance agreement.
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:44 PM

wow dear lordy, I don't think I've ever seen have such a selection of low-end CPUs.

base your decision on the lappy's screen, keyboard, and weight, AFTER you've determined it is NOT using an Atom CPU chip.

I'll repeat again, DO NOT program on an Atom-powered device.

just some smartass won't try to point out a useless point, I realize some people are perfectly fine and dandy programming on an Atom CPU, but please don't assume your requirements are representative of the majority (they're not).
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Re: Looking to buy an ultra portable laptop or netbook any ideas?

Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

View PostNykc, on 03 September 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

Dont forget the 2yr. replacement plan, the anti virus upgrade and the geek squad maintenance agreement.


Dammit, even I can't resist XKCDing

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..but please don't assume your requirements are representative of the majority (they're not).


The exact same could be said to you. I see many people writing software on them around my department. It's a perfectly fine chipset and I've even written some graphics shaders on it.

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