Is anyone here laptop-savvy?
Mine is dying and I need a new one. (and I am poor and should not be spending my money on a computer, but what am I to do?)
I will be running either Linux or Windows7 on it.
I type a lot, so it needs to have a good keyboard.
I travel a lot and like to type in the train, so it needs to be somewhat lightweight.
Lots of USB is a bonus.
Aside from that I work with arduinos, processing, want to start some C programming. run the odd neural network simulation in either java or Lisp
Ideally I want a hackable laptop with some I/O pins … … and a touchscreen.
Some internal USB might be awesome too, so I can give it additional RF connectivity.
I considered turning a raspberry pi into my new laptop, but somehow that does not seem Ideal.
Anyway. Any recommendations? Any interesting Laptop mods you know of?
I was thinking either HP Folio, HP Envy as I read good things about them. Asus zenbook is also an option, but simply becouse I like the brand. In generall I am quite underwhelmed with all of the available options. The Ultrabooks are not especially hackable though… and the Envy just seems like an Apple rip off…