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Looking for a new laptop/ultrabook

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February 11, 2013 11:55:41 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a new laptop/ultrabook for school.

I am currently taking a computer engineering course the course is very Virtual Machine intensive.

My last few years of school I've been working with a Gateway NV59 with a i3-330m and I upgraded the ram from 4GB to 8GB. Its time for a upgrade to say the least.

I currently have a beefy desktop so I don't really need anything too powerful or anything to play games. Just something powerful enough to run a few VMs at once, so obviously the processor/motherboard has to support Virtualization.

I am looking for portability. Something slim would be preferable.

14" screen would be ideal. It would be amazing if it were possible to get a 1080p display but I think that's far-fetch.
A dedicated graphics would also be ideal. Nothing major but I hate laptops that have integrated video.
at least 8GB of ram. But I dont mind upgrading myself.
SSD but again I dont mind doing this myself.
I like Intel processors.

Here is a few I have in mind.


Any Ideas in what I should look at? Any preferences?

Just like to get as much research before actually making a purchase.

My budget is ~$1,000

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February 12, 2013 4:06:30 PM


any other suggestions? I love to hear from other people.