Heyo. Here's my situation: I'm looking for a laptop basically acting as a mobile workstation extension for my home computer. For what it matters, I'm doing mainly programming and college work as well as the occasional match of League of Legends with friends (fairly low requirements). Because of the programming part, I've went for a 4k display which has paid off for sure. I'm just so much more efficient with it than with a standard FullHD monitor.
Enough about the past, here's what I want:
- working between and sometimes during classes in college on fairly basic tasks like completing homework and studying (pdf and browser)
- programming. Being able to quickly try something on the go after discussing it is important to me (which is why I'm looking for a laptop in the first place)
- concerning the finish, I'd much prefer something with an emphasis on usability, meaning not too heavy, not too fragile. I don't like having to worry about 1) whether to bring it because it's too heavy or 2) where to put it in order not to break it
- I like to think of myself as a creative person and I learn visually, so having a touch screen is something I think will be worth a lot to what I do and how I do it
- as I said, the occasional match of League of Legends, but no serious gaming and I quite frankly don't care whether it runs on medium or high settings
- 2 in 1. Because it's cool. Not because I necessarily need it :P
- I plan on doing most (programming) work remotely via some kind of screen forwarding
Which leads me to what is probably most important (tl;dr), the requirement list in order of importance:
- 2 in 1
- full HD with on a screen size between 12"/13" and 15"
- goooood battery, >5h of realistic usage
- reliable and light case
- a usable network adapter
- i5+ is desirable, not a precondition though
- SSD or SSHD is a bonus
- 4GB of RAM (should be no problem anyways)
Closing words. I'm asking here because I'm mainly concerned about usability and the overall quality of the thing, including battery for example. Those are things you can't just look up on a comparison website.
The budget is somewhere roughly between 700 and 1000 Euros, which should translate into about 800 to 1150 USD.
Things on my (probably incomplete) list right now:
- Lenovo Yoga 2 13
- Lenovo Yoga 3 14
- Lenovo Yoga 700 14ISK
- Acer Aspire R5
- ASUS Transformer Book Flip
Those are (hopefully most of the) devices which meet the formal part requirements and are available at my budget range.