Purpose : Portable, but doesn't have to be CULV. It will be for school work/research which sometimes I have to run taxing calculations for a few hours. I really liked the i7 in my UX31A.
Screen size preference: 12-13"
OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows, but Mac is fine too if it is somehow better for the price.
Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): None really. I might play minecraft for 10 minutes if waiting for something.
Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): I sometimes run very quick bio optics simulations, they could take an hour or two on my Asus.
Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self
Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): I don't have any preference.
Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I like the way the samsung series 9 looks. I also like the looks of the Macbook Pro. I guess just simple looking and metal.
Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)
Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Low weight
Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality
My main concern is that I need VERY reliable Wifi. This is one area where my ux31 really pissed me off. My school has shoddy wifi in it's older buildings, it became a hunt every day for wifi with the asus. Even though my friends with macs had no problem connecting anywhere on campus.