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Old 06-02-2015, 07:26 PM
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I'm in the market for a new laptop (maybe a 2-in-1).

Mostly I want it for things like media (netflix), internet, etc. I'd also like to have Microsoft Office on it, and would like to take a few data analysis courses online, so it would be great if I could run R on it.

What should I be looking for? What are the minimum specs (RAM, hard drive, processor, etc) for what I need it for?

Also - while I'm at it - how does Office work these days? From what I've seen searching around, it is all on an annual subscription now?
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I'm in the market for a new laptop (maybe a 2-in-1).

Mostly I want it for things like media (netflix), internet, etc. I'd also like to have Microsoft Office on it, and would like to take a few data analysis courses online, so it would be great if I could run R on it.

What should I be looking for? What are the minimum specs (RAM, hard drive, processor, etc) for what I need it for?

Also - while I'm at it - how does Office work these days? From what I've seen searching around, it is all on an annual subscription now?
They have the new Office 365, which is a subscription. However, you can still buy MS Office 2013 or something and keep it forever, like you probably remember. Most schools and offices have deals with MS for 365 I think, so look into that.
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What are your thoughts on this laptop?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...A1IGZ5DHLEEUSR

I'm looking to buy a laptop mainly for taking with me to a library when studying (for notes and stuff), some coding, etc. I wanna spend at most $500-something.

I have a fairly powerful desktop at home, so I don't really care about its ability to play high-end games and stuff.
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Did you forget about this thread or just couldn't find it?

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...=297423&page=2
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i originally posted in that one but realized that maybe i should've posted in a thread under Software & Tech. but NAT did its job.
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Looking for a new laptop to replace my current PC which is coming up on 10 years old. I'm interested in those laptops that flip into tablets/touch screens - the attached ones, not the detachable crap. Looking for a screen size of at least 15". I'd also be using this to dock for home use in addition to needing it for studying/coding.

Does anyone have one? Is the flip feature actually useful? What processor is good enough for what I need it for?
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Looking for a new laptop to replace my current PC which is coming up on 10 years old. I'm interested in those laptops that flip into tablets/touch screens - the attached ones, not the detachable crap. Looking for a screen size of at least 15". I'd also be using this to dock for home use in addition to needing it for studying/coding.

Does anyone have one? Is the flip feature actually useful? What processor is good enough for what I need it for?
Sorry, not an area of laptops I know much on, hopefully someone else can chime in.
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I think the combo flip screen and a 15" screen is going to be a very tough find, if you can find it at all. If you need a large touchscreen, you'll probably need to go all-in-one which will not be portable. If you need a laptop with flip screen, you are looking at 13" tops. I've not seen anything larger than that in that style.
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hp spectre 360, xps 360. Thats the above 1000 mark.

You can get a zenbook for 700/800 no flip.

Lenovo has yogas that flip probably around 800/900 range. I think Yoga 930.

They all probably have somewhere between core i5/i7 and 4/8 GB Ram depending on config and how much you want to spend.
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