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Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

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#52
Sounds like what you need is a bumper case for an ultrabook

:D

On second thought, does it exist?
It does for Macbooks...
 

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#53
Judging by the amount of physical abuse and damage that that this laptop has suffered, I think one of your primary concerns is to buy a model specifically built to take knocks. It'll probably cost you more, but at least it should last.

Putting that in a protective bumper will help further. It will be heavy.

Hope this helps.
 
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#54
I posted a good option above, but it seems it was ignored.
I didnt ignore it. I am just looking at compatibilty with Linux and the hardware in each machine. I also look at teardowns and other reviews. Especially seeing as how that laptop has 3 eggs out of 5.

Judging by the amount of physical abuse and damage that that this laptop has suffered, I think one of your primary concerns is to buy a model specifically built to take knocks. It'll probably cost you more, but at least it should last.

Putting that in a protective bumper will help further. It will be heavy.

Hope this helps.
I am actually hoping that by getting a lighter option that is a metal chassis, I will be able to avoid the issues I had over the past 6 years. I have been aiming for hopefully a 13 or 14" screen to reduce the size and weight of the thing in my backpack for one. If I am no longer slinging around a backpack weighing in at over 70 lbs, that will be a good thing.
 
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