Help me pick a travel-friendly laptop
March 8, 2014 12:29 PM Subscribe
My 6 year old Lenovo T61 is starting to have some issues so I am on the lookout for a new budget priced laptop. In scanning through reviews The Wirecutter
really liked the Lenovo IdeapPad Flex. Engadget and other review sites seemed more meh about it though.
I really like my roommate's three year old 13 inch Asus netbook, but they don't seem to be selling those anymore.
I'm looking for a laptop that will be used for work occasionally, so must run full Windows for things like PowerPoint and light video editing. 90% of the time though it will be used for interneting and streaming Netflix.
My only requirements are: lightweight (easy to carry around in a shoulder bag), decent keyboard, and has an HDMI output.
Ideally I'm looking for something around $500, but my max budget is $600. At the high end I'm considering the Sony Vaio Fit
and on the low-priced end I'm looking at the Asus Transformerbook T100
Would also love any suggestions on favorite outlets for purchasing computers. Amazon, Best Buy, NewEgg, Woot?