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Absolute budget laptop for a dev for traveling

Hey guys

 

I need some advice to choose my go-to latop/notebook for web development.

Critical factors:

- must be lightweight

- decent battery life (let's say 10-12hrs+)

- screen size: 13" - 15" (optimal would be 14")

 

Nice-to-have aspects:

- USB 3.0

- SSD

- backlit keyboard

 

The point is to have a system on the go with me in case I need to fix/edit something, or just want to lay on the couch while coding.

No fancy stuff needed, I'm down to new as well as to used offers/suggestions.

This will not be used to anything else, perhaps the usual stuff: YouTube (to watch Linus ofc), social media, office work (Excel, Word, maybe PPT)

Budget is around 400 USD.

 

Thanks four the help!

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Thinkpad T460S or X1 Carbon 4-5th gen. Check out /r/thinkpadsforsale, I've seen some good deals there recently.

Quote me to see my reply!

SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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Try to get a refurbished Thinkpad. Those are usually cheap, with a core i5 i7 of the 4th + generation, 8-16 gb ram, and sometimse even a 250 gb ssd

 

2 Main Systems (mine and my late wifes): AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX. (one of those got a Gainward Phoenix GS 1060 if I had waited only a month longer ^^) 

 

On the Road: Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-51G-54FD, Intel Core i5 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Intel CPU GFX and Nvidia MX 150, Full HD IPS display

 

Media System: Asrock ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4, Intel Core i5 4460, 16 GB Ram DDR3 1600 ADATA XPG, 1 275 GB SSD, 4 Seagate Ironwolf 4TB HDD in raid 5, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX (the 560 will be replaced with one of the 760 due to better effeciency)

 

(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

Nostalgia: Amiga 1200, Tower Build, CPU/FPU/MMU 68EC020, 68030, 68882 @50 Mhz, 10 MByte ram (2 MB Chip, 8 MB Fast), Fast SCSI II, 2 CDRoms, 2 1 GB SCSI II IBM Harddrives, 512 MB Quantum Lightning HDD, self soldered Sync changer to attach VGA displays, WLAN

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Thank you guys for the suggestions, I'll look around ;)

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