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Writing laptops?

by W_Jake / May 29, 2013 3:30 PM PDT

Hi folks,

I've been having a hard time finding good advice on buying a laptop for writing so I thought I'd post here. I'd really appreciate any suggestions on devices to buy.

What I want is a cheap (<$400, hopefully significantly less), portable laptop with long battery life and word processing functionality and as little else as possible. Little or no online functionality is ideal (although I do need either a USB port or limited online functionality for occasional data transfer). A full-sized keyboard is necessary (so probably ~13inch). Essentially I'm looking for a typewriter for the modern day.

I don't expect there's anything out there that suits me perfectly but are there any compromises?

Thanks in advance for the help,

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2013 12:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Writing laptops?

The battery life (not to be confused with run time) is about 3 times longer on the Asus k55n ds81 and I see it on amazon for 380 bucks.

So that's two of your requirements it seems unless you really didn't mean the life span of the battery.

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by W_Jake / May 30, 2013 11:15 AM PDT
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Great thanks Bob, I'll look into that one.


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