I am currently in college and never thought I would have needed a laptop in class until now, I used to take my 14" laptop every once in a while. I am taking Java this semester and will have to do some beginner coding.
My main requirements are:
Portability without excessive sacrifice to screen size (10 in laptops are too small for me),
Ergonomy because I will be coding on this laptop
Lastly quality I will be carrying this computer everywhere I go
I have boiled down my search to these three laptops:
I ended up going with the Acer because I got it for $479 on Amazon.
I looked in the DM1Z on HP's website. The price must have increased, I used the coupon your provided but there was a price increase on the laptop since the coupon was posted and I was going to be charged a tax the total came out to $450
I decided I might as well pay $30 more for a better processor 1gb more ram and larger HDD.
The Lenovo IdeaPad looks good but I think the Acer is a real bargain.
Let me know your thoughts if any as I can still cancel my Amazon order.
With the HP DM1 price rising to $450 and the TimelineX 1830T dropping to $479, that big price swing makes the 1830T a lot more interesting. Both are good choices, it's looking like the 1830T is now a great value.