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Old September 13, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Default Good 11-14 inch ultrabook? And e-book readers?

I am somewhat in need of a new laptop to take notes at school with . . . I also want something like a kindle (or reasonable sized tablet(?)) for e-books

Ultrabook:
  • 11-14 inches
  • 2-~4 pounds
  • I have a little bit of scoliosis . . . so not too heavy a system, but not too light that I hate the thing anyway.
  • I may want to do some light gaming on it (anything from about 2007 or before shouldn't be much of a issue, should it?)
  • Less than $550 if possible (I'm sure it isn't considering the SSD)
  • Good keyboard, no Chiclet sort of keys (?) - I somewhat hate and slower on typing on flatter keys.
  • I do NOT want an optical drive
  • What else should I consider?
Anyone of experience with the Acer Aspire S5-391-6836? It seems like a nice ultrabook, seems to have a good processor (i5). For the price it seems like it should come with at lest some bit of hard drive space (not only a SSD) or more RAM. It's light enough, good enough processor, decent GPU, if it's still purchasable in a few weeks/months I may try to get this.

E-book reader
  • Large enough storage (4+ Gigs I'd think)
  • Reasonable screen size (5+ inches?)
  • Reasonable battery life
  • What else should I consider?
  • I hope to use it for school textbooks so I don't have to lug those around, and at night before I go to sleep I can read some.
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