Basically I have a Dell Vostro 3550 (i5 2410M, 8GB DDR3 RAM, SATA3, USB3, HD6630M and 128GB Crucial M4 SSD) but I realised although it's a 15" laptop it's not actually as portable as I thought and due to my poor results in first year uni, I've decided to quit gaming altogether so I want to get a smaller laptop (preferably 13.3") with a Sandybridge processor for as cheap as possible.
It will be using the 128GB Crucial M4 SSD so SATA3 is a must but all Sandybridge laptops have SATA3 built into their motherboard but I'm not so sure about whether Llano does.
It'll be for uni uses so the full speed of the SSD is required along with a decent processor for my mathematical packages (studying Actuarial Science) so I think for my uses, Sandybridge>Llano, but if the price is right then I will choose Llano without a doubt (I'm a poor student after all!)
I feel the FAQ would clutter up my post even more so.
As I said, the cheapest sandybridge laptop with a screen of a size of about 13.3" will do.
I guess they usually weigh around 1.8kg-2.1kg so I can't really ask for any specific weight I guess.
Everything else doesn't matter to me, i.e. brand, gaming ability, battery life, dedicated number pad etc (funnily enough I don't use the dedicated number pad much, use the number row above qwerty more) can be forgone but if they're free (free as in the cheapest available option) then of course I'd take it.
I pretty much already know what the 13.3" laptops out there look like, i.e. they don't have an optical drive etc.
I assumed that as this was a .co.uk forum that people will assume I'm from the UK but I'm not so sure about that so I'd just like to confirm I am from the UK
How's this: Lenovo Ideapad Z370 - i5-2410, 13.3", exactly 2kg. Only thing I'm not sure about is it doesn't have USB 3.0, so idk if it's got sata3, but probably does. So you'll just have to swap out their HDD for SSD.
Overall, if you can handle the less-than-optimum keyboard and if you got it for an excellent price I think you'll be happy with it. Luckily, the keypad seems good too.
The matte, anti-glare screen and backlit keyboard are a nice bonus IMO.