I'm looking for a powerful very light ultrabook to buy:
- i7 processor
- 8 GBs ram (or more)
- 13 to 14 inch screen
- Budget up to $2,000
- Not manufactured by Apple
What do you suggest?
Those new Thinkpad X1 Carbons are looking pretty good. I'm gonna get one. But you shouldn't get one of those unless you're someone who prefers the Thinkpad keyboards and clit mouse. Those are basically the only reasons I'm getting it. Spec wise, I would've gotten a UX303UB or something like that.
I previously had the Haswell-based ASUS Zenbook (UX301LA). Only got it because that 2014's X1 Carbon (Gen2) was a needless and failed attempt at "innovation". The Zenbook served me well and turned out to be a great machine.
That said, I picked up an X1 Carbon Gen3 a few months ago and am loving it, though a Skylake refresh is being released soon.
So far, points in favor of Lenovo over ASUS in this case were basically:
1. Different flavors of i7's available, and the one I preferred wasn't available in the Zenbooks I looked at. In this case, i7-5600U.
2. Lenovo offers non-touch, 2560x1440 matte screen on the X1 Carbon. The glossy, touch-is-the-only-option was the one thing I disliked about the Zenbook.
3. Better RAM options (at the time, October 2015) from Lenovo, could get 16GB.
>that stupid logo everywhere
>that rainbow light-up keyboard
I just don't understand people anymore.
Honestly, the "hardcore" PC crowd these days seems to be the Mexican Lowrider to Apple's Audi or BMW. Everything you people like is just so utterly trashy and gaudy.
I bet you date women who carry metallic-finish purses and chew gum with their mouths open, too.
How to spot the autistic retard with no real experience.
The XPS will have a vastly shittier user experience. I'm not talking about the OS, I'm talking about the build quality and actual *functionality*.
I don't have a Macbook Air. The only Macbook I have is a 2006 first-gen Intel one that I haven't used in years.
That doesn't change the fact that nobody makes hardware that comes anywhere near Apple's quality. If the prices are anywhere near each other, you'd be a fool not to buy the Macbook and install whatever OS you want.
In two years your gay-ass gaymen laptop will be worthless. In two years your Apple laptop will be worth probably 50% or more of what you paid.
I don't think you guys have any money management sense.
Look at the Razer being shilled earlier in the thread.
Also, is the Surface Pro considered an Ultrabook?
Not that I care, since "Ultrabook" is just marketing B.S. that's short for "weak attempt at matching the Macbook Air".
Since you seem to not even understand simple tech terms here you go:
>Ultrabook is a specification and trademarked brand by Intel for a class of high-end subnotebooks which are designed to feature reduced bulk without compromising battery life. They use low-power Intel Core processors, solid-state drives, and unibody chassis to help meet these criteria.
Your Macbook Air is has worse hardware than most Ultrabooks btw. Enjoy thinking you are being clever by buying it.
I've never heard a good thing about any of the Yoga products.
Also, I'm not buying a Macbook Air. If I were buying any Macbook, it would be a Pro Retina. But I don't have any need of that, so I'll keep using my FX-8350-based desktop quite happily.
But let's just say we have two people shopping for laptops.
Billy buys the Macbook Air. He spends about $1000 on it. Three years later, he buys a new Macbook Air for $1000, and sells the old one on Craigslist for $500.
Bobby eschews the faggy Macbook line and buys a [insert childishly named PC laptop product] for $900. Three years later he buys a new, similar product for $900. He tries to sell his old one on Craigslist for $200, but nobody wants it. He eventually donates it to the local high school. He pays $500 in co-payments for physical therapy to treat the RSI he developed from using the awful Company X trackpad.
Who made the smarter purchase, Billy or Bobby?
I understand what "Ultrabook" means. It is literally a silly, spec-based B.S. marketing term created by Intel to try and save the miserable PC laptop ecosystem in the face of the groundbreaking Macbook Air. It is the epitome of engineering to a price point. People who tout "Ultrabook!" are the types who will yammer on about "specs" without actually looking into the details of the machine, or trying to physically use them. That's how you end up with horrible trackpads, terrible, clumsy power supply connections, screens that don't open properly, poor viewing angles, spongy, flexy keyboards, and so on. But hey, it's an Ultrabook, so it's got all the specs I want, right?
>Your Macbook Air is has worse hardware than most Ultrabooks btw.
You are the guy I just described.
> my FX-8350-based desktop
Holy shit and you called other people poor.
The fact that you have to buy hardware i n terms of resell capability shows me you are the poorfag here.
>groundbreaking Macbook Air
top kek, you are the worse apple shill i've ever seen.
>Holy shit and you called other people poor.
See, here's the difference: I bought the FX-8350 for $140. I know full well that it will have zero value when I'm done with it, but that's fine because I'll extract far more than $140 of value with my business. That's pocket money.
>The fact that you have to buy hardware i n terms of resell capability shows me you are the poorfag here.
Again, you guys have no money management sense.
>top kek, you are the worse apple shill i've ever seen.
You're probably too young to remember the portable computing market before the 1st MBA was released, and how it changed the entire market.
Go back to pimping your Rainbow-Brite keyboard and buying carbon fiber wings for your Honda Civic.
>MBA was released, and how it changed the entire market.
>mactoddlers are actually this retarded
>eats shit from his hands
>calls any fact he doesn't like a meme
>literally makes fun of a disabled autist child who did nothing to him
>being an edgy fuck with no sense of compassion
>making fucking of LE EBIN CHRISTFAG AUTIST xDDDD
Let me guess, you're a muslim/jew?
>mactoddler/christfag getting this mad
>mactoddler believes in hell
You can't make this shit up.
If there is no hell, why don't you kill yourself, you fucking cuck.
>calls someone else a cuck
>says I have no clue what disposable income is
>literally responding to a post where I describe disposable income
Magnificent levels of retardation.
>proves that he's not actually old enough to remember
I'm sure the Sony revolutionized 10% of the domestic Japanese market. Other than the Playstation, consumers haven't cared about Sony since the 80s.
>Sony to close majority of U.S. stores, all Bay Area locations but one
Meanwhile, the Apple logo started showing up in board rooms across the country. IT monkeys everywhere cried because corporate staff flat out demanded that they stop supplying them shitty Windows notebooks and start supporting the Macbook that they wanted.
You are wrong. Only 13" laptop apple makes that has comperable specs to top of the line xps 13(2199€) costs 3049€. And xps 13 still has better screen and battery life and is thinner and lighter and also has touchscreen.
Ive had my XPS for well over 2 years and its by far the best built laptop ive ever had. The speakers are brilliant, has lovely touch buttons for quick access to volume, macro shortcuts and its still quick despite getting used 24/7.
Fuck off you apple shill.
>literally too stupid to read
>all those sour grapes over his zero travel shit tier macintrash keyboard with only one color