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@mike The X1 Carbons are really nice, though. I'm actually considering a newer generation of those for our IT group. You can snag them with the hex core i7 CPUs and 32GB of RAM, with NVMe drives for around $1400.
@mike That's what I struggle with. EVERYTHING else about it is great. Plenty of ports (especially for an ultrabook), great size, screen looks good, etc. Makes it hard to justify an upgrade.
@ndegruchy Well, I was trying to utilize some old hardware we had laying around. The 7400 series was a one off that we had laying around. We already recycled/donated a bunch of the 6400 series and we're nearly done phasing out the 5400 series. Most everyone is either on a Surface Laptop 2/3, a Latitude 3300 series or a Lenovo P53, depending on their role. Might have to just wait for a decent 5400 to come available and refirb it. Kinda stinks because I just snagged the 1080p screen for the 7400.
@ndegruchy Yeah, I pulled a 5400 series and gave it to my daughter for her class meetings. I like it, as well but, it's not as "Ultra" regarding how thin/light it is. 😔
Update to my prior post, regarding the Latitude E7440 revival: Really enjoying how thin and peppy this laptop is. However, the battery life is pretty poor. It's my understanding that it's not necessarily a bad battery but, a pretty common theme with this device (less than 2hrs). Makes me a bit sad as I like everything else about it. I just can't really expect it to be anything more than a mobile workstation (with my power cable close by). 😔
@pell thank you
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