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Old 11-27-2018, 04:57 PM
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I can't tell you what's available, or what to get, but I have a little yoga with the flip screen. The only time I really use to flip feature is on a airplanes. It fits way better on the little tray if I make it into a "tent" than if I use it like a laptop, and I can adjust the angle of the screen for comfortable reading/viewing.

Otherwise, I find the laptop configuration more useful. I pretty much always want a keyboard, and even if I'm just watching netflix in bed or something, the keyboard makes a decent "stand".

I was thinking of upgrading my yoga to something more powerful. (I bought the one slowest possible processor as a netbook, and it's okay, but even just booting up can be painfully slow. And I'm toying with transitioning from a Mac to a PC as my primary computer.) So I'm somewhat interested in this thread, too. But I want a small one that would be easy to travel with.
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light and easy travel with lg gram 13 inch.

ultrabooks have become more expensive over the years.

Perhaps a cheaper ultrabook that is still portable is the dell inspiron 13 7000 line. The XPS is a premium line. There is good value in the 7000 inspiron line in specs and build quality.
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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.
be careful on the yoga...if you're a keyboard snob. i bought it, and returned it (costco) because the shift key was half the size it is on most keyboards. I heard they may have fixed this on recent models, but not sure.

If keyboard is not an issue, yoga is a fantastic computer.

If you like dell, go to costco. if you use their cc, you get free extended warranty. Plus their return policies are better than most. I ended up going with an xps. not perfect for my keyboard snobbiness given that page-down/page-up, home and end need a function key to activate, but since i don't use excel/word on it that much, not that big a deal.
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also, i know thread bumper is not OP, but in case you do want office, befriend someone who is a MS employee. They get a handful of friends and family referral codes a year. i have 365 for $20/year for 3 years because of it.
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I have HUP. Got 2019 office for 15 dollars.

You should check many employers have a deal with microsoft allowing HUP.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:40 PM
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What is HUP?
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HUP = Home User Program

Employees of companies with large MS contracts are offered massive discounts on MS Office (and occasionally some other stuff) for home use.
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Most people don't realize their companies have it. You need to check your companies website and offer deals.

You usually will find discounts for cell phone service and Microsoft HUP.
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Agree on Home Use Program. I've bought Office for $10-20 over the years.
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HUP is like the single drawback of being self-employed. I used to have maxed out everything (office, windows, adobe, etc) when I could get it all for $10-20 each.
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