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    Default Personal laptop recommendations check in!

    Alright, so I'm going to branch out from lenovo. I'm going to be traveling to the left coast this summer for an internship, pending my background check. Anyways this is my justification for a new laptop. Don't recommend a mac, it will be getting linux'd.

    I'm looking for something 13-14 inches, i5 or i7 and under 1400 bucks. Ideally under 5lbs with decent battery life. I have prettymuch zero brand allegiance but I was just at best buy and felt up a hate-p dm4t(which was my front runner) and just didn't like the way it felt, which is why I now have no clue. If somebody has something like this with either a good or bad experience post up.
    Seriously I just want someone to get me SEMA 2014 tickets. That is all.

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    Samsung Series 7 Tablet? I'm loving them lately and am seriously considering one to replace my thinkpad.

    i5 processor, 11" screen, Windows 7, SSD harddrive, super portable since it's a tablet, but also has a dock and can use bluetooth keyboard/mouse. Pretty sweet in my opinion.

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    I really enjoy mine!

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    11 inch is a little too small. I was actually looking at a 13.3 inch zen book and I didn't mind it. Forgot to put one potentially ridiculous request in. Must play 1080p video. I know they claim the intel hd 3000 can, I would like to hear that from someone who has done it.
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    i have the 13.3, but actually never watched a movie on it! Ill try it later and ill let you know what it looks like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dclass View Post
    i have the 13.3, but actually never watched a movie on it! Ill try it later and ill let you know what it looks like!
    please do, which processor do you have? and if you wouldn't mind trying to push 1080 to a tv that would be great! Yes, I am this anal about all electronics I buy.

    EDIT: I have been reading alot of reviews poo pooing the keyboard. Opinion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoHokiesGo View Post
    Samsung Series 7 Tablet? I'm loving them lately and am seriously considering one to replace my thinkpad.

    i5 processor, 11" screen, Windows 7, SSD harddrive, super portable since it's a tablet, but also has a dock and can use bluetooth keyboard/mouse. Pretty sweet in my opinion.
    currently checking out the series 9. Good thing I don't need this right away or I would be so lost. haha I'm not too big on picking up a tablet, I think the 11inch is a little small anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slomaro3.4 View Post
    11 inch is a little too small. I was actually looking at a 13.3 inch zen book and I didn't mind it. Forgot to put one potentially ridiculous request in. Must play 1080p video. I know they claim the intel hd 3000 can, I would like to hear that from someone who has done it.
    Why 1080p? 1080p on a laptop screen is pointless.
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    ^^ahhh yes I agree. But this will be my multimedia playing device. And if I want to play a movie through it on the tv it will need to push 1080p. Plus most of my ummm..personal backups of movies are in 1080p
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    Almost any modern day laptop will decode 1080p flawlessly. Unless its less than a core2duo you want have an issue. I can guarantee any laptop with HDMI out can play and display 1080p.
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