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I'm looking for a lightweight laptop (under 2 KG or preferable 1.5 KG) thats not too hard on the pocket. I was thinking of a Sony VAIO but I wanted to know if I have any better and/or cheaper options.

A Core 2 Duo or similar processor with 2gigs RAM should be good; and the basics like a DVD writer, WiFi and an inbuilt webcam.

Has anyone come across websites that let you run such parametric computer searches?

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I don't have a specific recommendation of a computer, but lets you search by weight.

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They have an excellent "power" search that lets you define every conceivable parameter. see… – Jarvis Jul 23 '09 at 16:20
Yep, that's where I found the weight option. – jtbandes Jul 23 '09 at 18:53

I don't know of one off-hand, but Notebook Review will allow you to perform a search to find the laptop that you're looking for.

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Lenovo X series.

Compare Models

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X models are not so cheap, but you might consider second hand. I own an X61 ( and I'm very happy with ! Here's some good information about X Series – paulgreg Jul 22 '09 at 9:00

If one is willing to take a laptop without a DVD writer, you can get a Macbook Air for just 1000 dollars plus tax. Also, there is a drive accessory for it however i am unsure what type of drive it is,

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I think you're missing a 0. ;) – jtbandes Jul 22 '09 at 8:21
Yep. If only i could get one for that much... :D – RCIX Jul 22 '09 at 8:26

The 13inch Macbook weights 2.04kg. Although there are probably cheaper and lighter alternatives out there, the chassis for the Macbook is aluminium, so this might have to be a good contender

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