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Portable notebook
      #43299 - 09/08/12 08:24 AM

Hey there folks,

this is my first post - so HELLO to everybody.

I'm a student from Europe, Germany. My 5 year old Asus Notebook (15" screen) broke down and now I need a new one.
I'll take it with me to university 3-4 times a week - so it should be portable --> 13" - 15" screen.
At home I can use an external screen.

What I need the notebook for:
Writing texts, reading texts, creating websites and Blogs (Wordpress, Joomla, Dreamweaver), browsing the web, a bit of image-editing and RARELY video-editing, watching videos, listen to music;

What should the notebook provide:
* i5 processor
* 3-5 hours battery life (while using office & wireless lan)
* fan noise shouldn't be too loud

Which options do I have?

Sony Vaio SV-S13
Lenovo Thinkpad X230
Lenovo Thinkpad T430s

I like Lenovo because of the fact that it can be upgraded easily. Furthermore I get a student discount. Otherwise the screens of thte T-series is not the best.

One more question (also to Lisa & the admins here):
Is the Lenovo X230 too small to write several texts on it because of its 12.5" screen and its resolution?
I am just asking because I also have to write parts of my thesis in the university's library on it.

What alternatives do I have? What would you recommend to me? I'm tired of waiting because I'm looking around for a new notebook for half a year.

Regards, Steve.

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Re: Portable notebook [Re: pc_lap]
      #43300 - 09/08/12 01:31 PM

For creating websites using Dreamweaver where the floating palettes take up space and viewing texts side-by-side, I'd go for a 1600 x 900 display rather than 1366 x 768. The ThinkPad T430s and the Vaio S13.3 Premium have that option.

Lisa Gade
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