I have $1200 and I need a ultrabook for school that isn't going to fall apart in 6 months like my last HP piece of shit. Something with a good trackpad, good keyboard and not plastic.
Last year everyone was jerking off to the 2013 Macbook Air. has it been dethroned or should I just get the 13 inch 2014?
I have a gaming desktop, so I won't be gaming on it, but I want something that will be fast for small things like Firefox and LibreOffice, so I'd prefer an SSD over a HDD.
Look at the X series. They aren't that big, and they have a great battery life. You could save a ton, by buying used, and with the money you saved you could get more RAM and a SSD
What, do you want to play AC: Unity and Far Cry on it?
I've never thought "I wish this thing was faster" while using my MBA. It launches programs instantaneously and it doesn't lag while scrolling, which is all I really want from a laptop.
Fuck current think pads, they're horrible pieces of shit that fall apart in a year. If you really want a thinkpad, try to source a pre-lenovo model with at least a C2D and 4GB of RAM.
I'd suggest the MBA too, mine works fantastically and has held up better than my T420.
Being able to look up shit quickly would be reason enough for me.
But other than that, I type much quicker than I write, I've got it backed up, so I won't lose my notes, I can quickly look up notes by searching them, I won't have to deal with several books, it's easier to edit afterwards and I can use pictures.
LaTeX, though, admittedly, that is, indeed, done easier on paper.
That's the only place where I'd REALLY say it beats a computer.
it's cheaper than most other comparable ultrabooks, actually.
i only bought a thinkpad X1 carbon because it was on sale for 40% off, otherwise it would have cost twice as much as a MBA for just slightly better specs.
Sounds bothersome, when I can just use my computer.
Either way, the discussion went from whether a Macbook Air is a piece of shit or not to pen and paper vs computers. We don't even know what OP is doing.
Misquote? I'm defending pen & paper, anon.
Although using a tablet and I mean a real x86 convertible one with a good Wacom digitizer (no ARM toys) might be viable, but I've never had the chance of trying one, and they can be very expensive. The idea of being able to have all your diagrams, illustrations, formulas, and of course typed text all at once and fully editable on a portable PC with no compromise is very attractive.
Macbook Pro or HP XPS 15.
I would go with the XPS and install a linux distro because of the amazing screen and all-around better specs, plus user repairability.
Don't get the MBA, the keyboard is too shallow to do any typing on and you look like a hipster
Somewhere in between, Paraphrasing in shorter, more concise sentences which will still be readable without context.
Every time I use pen and paper I end up missing half of what the prof is saying or making jot notes which will be illegible in 3 months because my writing is sloppy.
>all these fags defending pen and paper
lel out loud
Enjoy your useless degree
there really aren't any good laptops
they're all shit in one way or another, especially if your budget is $900 or less. if you've got the money, get a macbook. there really isn't any good laptop manufacturer
Pen and paper doesn't need to charge every night, pen and paper has no glare, pen and paper runs way over 60fps, pen and paper has best font rendering and scaling, pen and paper fits in your pocket.