My 21st is coming up, and my parents are getting me a new laptop. It's got to be <£1000, it's got to have decent battery life, and be <15" screen.
I am thinking a macbook pro (inb4 macfag lele) or a thinkpad, but I can't find a thinkpad that meets my requirements.
They only cost around $350 and they will outperform many modern macs because they don't use a voltage-starved CPU. Battery life are amazing on these models of ThinkPads, you can get up to 18 hours on the X220 with a 9 cell battery with slice, 15 hours on the T420 with the same battery options.
Is there a thinkpad that doesn't look absolutely disgusting?
There is a fine line between consumerist shitbooks which break from sniffing the very magnesium from the motherboard, and then there's rugged, take me everywhere unstoppabooks
>$200 piece of shit that'll break after a month
I got my Eee 1225b on eBay for $200.
Can do everything a college student needs, word processing, research, photoshop.
I have had upwards of 16 tabs open in IE 11 before, with no noticeable stutter.
It can do SOME gaming, but that's not really my suit anyways.
Definitely go with the macbook. The refurbished Pro 13" 2013 with a 256gb ssd and 8gb RAM is $1300 USD, I don't know what that is in your fake currency.
Oh god I have the E6500.
Brick of a laptop. Works alright. Ubuntu was a horrible choice to put on this cause of performance bloat.
I couldn't be happier with my 15" rMBP, I'm currently using it for college.
>Caring about cosmetics over functionality
This is why you don't belong on /g/
This is why you need to stop pretending you know anything about computers
Computing has never been, and will never be about making a fashion statement. Having a pretty pink bow on your computer will never make your work any better, or faster.
>21 year old man
>parents still buying you things you should be able to buy yourself
That's honestly just sad and embarrassing.
I always thought the whole "/g/ is a bunch of NEETs" thing was over-exaggerated
Here I was thinking that the pretty aluminum casing made it run faster.
I just don't want a ugly as fuck laptop. It's not hard to ask for a laptop that doesn't also stop girls talking to me.
Okay, I've read up a lot about people with aspergers and I realise that you have problems understanding when something is being said literally or not, so it's okay, i'm not mad; don't worry about it.
DisplayPort is better.
2014 ThinkPads also have Thunderbolt, which is backwards compatible with DisplayPort, and doubles as an extension to PCI-e.
Basically, your ideal port is a piece of shit that was deprecated the moment it came out and has only survived to this day due to the dumb luck of coming out faster than DisplayPort and being newer than DVI.
1. Check out the new ASUS Zenbook UX303. It's fucking stunning and theres a model selling for the price range you wanted.
2. Dell Inspiron. It's not as stunning as the ASUS, but it's good looking as a Macbook I guess.