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General Questions


1) What is your budget? up to 3000


2) What size notebook would you prefer?

c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen



3) In which country will you buying this notebook? US or Canada


4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

a. Like:

b. Dislike:


5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? No


6) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook? Multi use, with a lean towards entertainment


7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Both


😎 Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?) Lower end games (would still like discreet graphics or Xe or equivalent)


9) How many hours of battery life do you need? 


10) Would you prefer to see the notebook you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK? Nice to see but not necessary


11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.



12) What ports do you require on your laptop? (ex. MiniDisplayPort or HDMI? Displayport or USB-C w/ DP?)

Not a game breaker - there will be usual ones. Can use a dock for desk usage


Screen Specifics


13) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? See further belew for explanations. Minimum 1920 x 1080


14) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? See further below for explanations. Matte preferred


Build Quality and Design


15) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? Sadly yes (not for me)


Notebook Components


16) How much storage space do you need? Minimum 1TB


Timing, Warranty and Longevity


17) When do you consider purchasing this laptop? Soonish (by August/September)


18) How long do you expect to use this laptop? N/A


19) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail? N/A


20) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?






Aluminum build (not plastic)


Thin (.6 - .75 inchish)


As mentioned, discreet graphics or good on-chip graphics would be nice


High quality keyboard and touchpad

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Lenovo Slim Pro, Asus Zenbook

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Dell xps 13 plus.  Awesome thin and light notebook. Well designed, fast, great screen, great battery life.  It's an overall great system. 

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