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#1 peacemak3r

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Firstly I'd like to give a big thanks to the users on this forum for helping me build a desktop from the past. It was greatly appreciated.

Right now, I own a laptop, the Dell XPS15 L502X model. I'm currently in the market for a 2nd laptop where I can basically bring around. As we all know the XPS15 is just too big and heavy for that kind of task.

Characteristics I'm looking for:
  • The thinner it is, the better, with above in mind, the lighter it is as well.
  • I don't have a set budget as of now, but I would love to keep it below $1000 before shipping.
  • The quieter the better as well.
  • Battery-life has to be average or above-average, I know that laptops in general wouldn't have crazy battery-life anyway.
  • The general use would be just surfing the web, MS Office, e-mailing and YouTube/Streaming videos. Most likely no gaming at all on the device.


I was first eyeing the Samsung Series 5, average budget-wise, but I wasn't sure. Also with the general use in mind, I didn't know whether the SSD or HDD would benefit more for my needs.

I'm trying to avoid Apple products as well.

As you can see I'm very lost in this market of things. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

Acer S3-391-6407 A well built ultrabook from Acer which has a i3, 128GB SSD and it is only 2.95lb.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for the reply, I noticed the regular HDD models are cheaper, but I assume they are louder?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Yes they are louder because a hard drive has moving parts in it compared to a SSD which has no moving parts.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

And lastly, the i3 is very capable of playing 1080p without problems?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

And lastly, the i3 is very capable of playing 1080p without problems?

Yep.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

Just to Add that a SSD is also faster than a Regular Hard Drive.
A SSD is nearly immune to impact damage especially compared to a hard drive
A SSD appears to be harder for data recovery in many ways compared.
So keep backups.

Having said that all the computers I use have SSD boot drives. The bump in perceived performance compared to a regular hard drive is worth it to me.

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