I'm in the market to purchase a small portable laptop that I can carry everywhere with me. I do have a Retina Macbook Pro but its size and a price tag does not make me want to carry it around everywhere I go. I am not looking to spend big dollars ($350 MAX) so I have been looking around and funnelled down to these two machines:
FYI, both of these machines are brand new.
ThinkPad X200 (7458-RB7) - $340
Based on 7458-CTO: P8400(2.26GHz), 2GB RAM, 160GB 5400rpm HD, 12.1in 1280x800 LCD, Intel 4500MHD, Intel 802.11agn wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 4c Li-Ion, WinVista Business 32
Acer - 11.6" Aspire One - $300
Intel Celeron 877 w/ 2MB Cache
320GB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics
I have been purchasing Lenovo products due to their rigid casing but when I made a visit to the local Bestbuy last weekend, Acer felt very nice and had everything I wanted (I originally wanted HDMI port) but I know I will lose the Thinkpad quality if I decide to purchase acer. (I heard many horror stories about Acer too which makes me worried)
What are your opinions on these two products and which one would you purchase? I will be upgrading the machine to 4GB RAM (I have a spare set at home) and put SSD in there.
Yes I do. How many times will you actually use the HDMI port?
Right now, I would say quite often as this will be my primary laptop when I am on the move. It really kills me to know that X200 does not offer HDMI. (There is one option available and that is to purchase a dock. But it does not support audio.)