Help Laptop for College age son

qwerty3656

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My son, freshman in college is currently using a "borrowed" laptop. I need to get him one, but have been waiting for the whole haswell thing to play out. If we had to we could wait til Christmas (but would prefer to buy now).

1. What is your budget?
<1000 (would frankly like to be around 700)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Around 14"
3. What screen resolution do you want?
I guess 900?

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Lightweight/Ultrabook
5. How much battery life do you need?
Long (6 hours or more)

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Low

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Typical college kid (non-engineering)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Not a high priority (if I need to I would buy additional after-market storage)
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Sturdy is important
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Don't need

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

13. What country do you live in?
USA
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Value and Sturdiness are most important
 

mc962

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If you want durable + battery life take a look at lenovo's thinkpad t series. I think the current ones are still 3rd gen, although they are starting to post 4th gen cpu versions on the site
 
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