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Ultrabook for college

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm planning on buying an ultrabook that I'll be using for college. My budget is around ₱30,000 (~$600). It will be used for general web surfing, photo editing, video editing, maybe AutoCAD, that kind of stuff. I don't think I'll be gaming on the thing, I don't have time for that anymore. A good screen, nice build quality, long battery life, and no heating issues would all be nice to have as well. Thanks to all who will comment.

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hey i know what you feeling i was there 2 years ago but i got my surface pro and i love it there are little things i dont like about mine but ive heard there fixed in the new models so i would look into that im not sure what the newest model prices are but if there to high try and look for a last gen one

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I'm not sure what the cheapest Dell XPS goes for but I love my XPS13, I use it daily for school and it has amazing battery life.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, lonely_sata_cable said:

hey i know what you feeling i was there 2 years ago but i got my surface pro and i love it there are little things i dont like about mine but ive heard there fixed in the new models so i would look into that im not sure what the newest model prices are but if there to high try and look for a last gen one

Surface Pros are over my budget, unfortunately

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1 hour ago, JM21 said:

I'm not sure what the cheapest Dell XPS goes for but I love my XPS13, I use it daily for school and it has amazing battery life.

The cheapest XPS 13 goes for like, $800+ :(

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20 minutes ago, djdelarosa25 said:

The cheapest XPS 13 goes for like, $800+ :(

Ahh to bad, again not sure what they start at but have you looked at the HP Spectre?


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Get laptop with at least KB-R CPU

Acer Swift 3 is a nice budget option. Not too heavy, good build quality, good battery life and IPS display (even though it's an entry level IPS panel)


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Look for a Lenovo, I bought my first Lenovo earlier this year (Thinkpad X1 Carbon) for around $750 but you can get them cheaper if you don't need all of the extras that I went with. I don't think I'll ever buy any other brand which is funny because before I bought this ultrabook I'd only ever owned HP laptops/netbooks which I loved a lot.


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