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 Post subject: looking for a quiet, light-weight notebook
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:22 am 
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Hi,

I've been looking for some time now for a quiet and lightweight notebook. I've tried a handful already and most of them sound like a jet engine under pressure or come with otherwise poor quality components. So here's my list of requirements:

  • Matte 14" screen (at least 1600x900), although I can deal with 15".
  • 2.0kg or less.
  • High quality speakers, camera and internal microphone.
  • Good quality keyboard and mousepad (smooth, not textured). I don't like integrated mousepad buttons.
  • Low noise under high load, no noise idling.
  • SDxy card reader
  • No Microsoft tax!

I prefer no optical drive, but it's not a big deal. I also prefer no hard drive, seeing as I have an SSD I'd like to use, but I can simply replace the stock HD if needed.
I have no interest in touch screens.

My usage pattern is standard office work, so no fancy GPU is needed; iGPU will do nicely.

As far as pricing is concerned, I'd like to stay below $1500 or 1700 euros.

Can you help?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: looking for a quiet, light-weight notebook
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:27 am 
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 Post subject: Re: looking for a quiet, light-weight notebook
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:15 am 
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No, I hadn't, thank you for pointing it out.

The only non-Windows, 14" matte screen laptop under 2kg listed there is the Thinkpad T440s, which has received glowing reviews. But I haven't liked Thinkpad keyboards, and I also don't like the integrated buttons in the mousepad. Otherwise it sounds great.


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