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Laptop/Ultrabook on a budget

luckymike

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1. What is your budget? $300
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15"
3. What screen resolution do you want? any
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable
5. How much battery life do you need? 7+hrs
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? Very lite gaming, heartstone, online poker
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Youtube, netflix, twitch, streaming to chromecast, multitasking online poker
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 500GB - 1TB
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. fatwallet/slickdeals
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? as long as possible
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? Not needed if it will reduce overall weight
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. Have usually bought Dell - I however hate bloatware and am not picky
13. What country do you live in? USA
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Probably windows 7 or 10 (8 is awful)

Would like to keep the laptop light and not have it run super hot. Will mostly be used when laying on my couch - will be on my knees/chest
 
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