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?