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Looking for Cheap Matte Screen ~12 inch laptop

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
July 6, 2012 6:28:10 PM

I'm looking at buying a cheap laptop for the kitchen and for travel. Currently there is a $60 off sale on a Dell Inspiron iM101z-3980BK Notebook with an 11.6 inch screen that would be perfect, but it has a glossy screen. Does anyone know if there are any laptops in this price range with a matte screen? Not really a dealbreaker but that's my preference.
a b D Laptop
July 6, 2012 6:31:28 PM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

I'm out of touch on prices but I believe Lenovo (formerly IBM) Thinkpads still come with matte screens.

July 16, 2012 1:15:02 PM

While that seems to be true, it doesn't actually help as those are pretty much business machines and that isn't what I'm looking for.
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a b D Laptop
July 16, 2012 6:13:59 PM

Remind me of the difference between a business machine and any other kind of laptop? Thinkpads are more rugged than the average Acer or HP and for that reason, they're popular in the construction industry where someone will be toting it around a building site but inside, it's just another laptop.

July 23, 2012 2:59:15 PM

Business machines are typically full featured with Microsoft Office. Futhermore, even if they aren't they tend to be expensive. I explicitly said I was looking for something cheap to use in a limited way. It is for kitchen and light travel, and will be lightly used overall.