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Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 18:40
Hello everyone! :-D

I was wondering if you guys had any advice when it comes to laptops both for business school and job in financial analysis(after school).
I tried to see which one would be best for me, but I haven't had that much luck.

I'm looking for something light, not loud (fan), touchscreen, and powerful. Something like an UltraBook, but I have no idea about the brand and the model.

I'm undecided between a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (but I'm scared of getting annoyed by the small screen when I use it at home as personal laptop).
What about Lenovo? I really liked the Yoga Pro 2 (but I heard about the wireless card issue!).
I right away excluded the MacBook Pro Retina Display, then I looked into the Dell XPS 12 and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.. but I'm not sure.

I need some real life experience from some of you about touchscreen Ultrabooks.

What do you guys think? Thank you so much for helping! :)
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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 20:24
I got a x1 carbon and love it.

i heard the t440s is better.

dell is crap
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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 22:27
Yeah that's exactly what I thought of MacBooks.

travisz wrote:
I got a x1 carbon and love it.

i heard the t440s is better.

dell is crap


Hi travisz, did you get the touchscreen X1 carbon?
Shall I go for the touchscreen? For example the t440s comes with either. And I read that's it's like the best of Ultrabooks.

So, shall I definitely keep myself on Lenovo or also consider others? I like Lenovo.

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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 04:36
i got the touchscreen.

it is not that useful, i rarely use it myself. although it can be useful during team meeting, showing things to others.

whats the price difference? if less than 100,maybe worth it, otherwise no

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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 10:21
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i got the touchscreen

it is not that useful, i rarely use it myself. although it can be useful during team meeting, showing things to others.

whats the price difference? if less than 100,maybe worth it, otherwise no

my 2 cents

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Thanks for helping travisz!

Do you think Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i5, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB solid state drive are enough?

Also, what Windows 8 do you suggest with this laptop?
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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 12:30
should be enough,
for ram, you can upgrade on your own.

not sure about win 8, i got win 7 pro

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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 14:30
travisz wrote:
should be enough,
for ram, you can upgrade on your own.

not sure about win 8, i got win 7 pro

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Awesome! Did you get it at BestBuy?

Also, can I ask you what you use it for (school, what type of job in case).

Thank you! :)
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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 21:58
Also, do you guys suggest something as good as the X1 carbon but a little cheaper?
Thank you!

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Re: Laptop for my last year of School & Job in fin. analysis [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2014, 21:00
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Also, do you guys suggest something as good as the X1 carbon but a little cheaper?
Thank you!

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check the lenovo outlet, three of my classmates bought refurbished x1c from there and they are just like the new ones.
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