I use the laptop to access the online class forum, some streaming of video content (nothing usually high tech, but rather documentary style), internet surfing (mainly google searches and such) and word processing. I do not do any gaming. ETA - I am looking for an especially durable model because I sometimes take the bus in to campus, and next global studies class, I would like to take it along (not to mention the klutz factor described below).
I read some PC mag reviews that gave the Lenovo x120e a really good rating based on the battery life (7+ hours), weight, and durability. If I understood correctly, the unit includes some form of impact 'resistance', and was marketed for young students (but would be good for me, since I fell on the ice with my current one).
The x130e appears to be the replacement for the x120 that was reviewed, and is being phased out (?) because it is no longer available on the lenovo website. I can find it on amazon with a variety of specs.
The range includes Core i3 i3-2367M 1.4GHz for $638.xx, Dual-Core Fusion E-450 1.65GHz 320GB HDD 4GB DDR3 for 501.xx, and AMD Dual-Core 320GB Notebook for 475.xx. (I know that those specs aren't covering everything.)
So basically, I am wondering if any of you have advice on the lenovo in general, ...any suggestion between these, or recommendations for alternative units.
Edited by Barefoot2, 14 August 2012 - 09:19 PM.