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What's The Best Ultrabook to Buy?
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Hi /g/,

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?
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The new razer ultrabook.
Starts at 999$
Idk specs I'm too lazy to look it up but it's also a gaming laptop soo
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>>52349135
That one is actually amazing, the only problem is that the screen is a bitttttt smaller than my needs.
It's 12", I need 13" to 14"
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xps 13 is all that comes to my mind, but it has to be late 2015 model.
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>>52348806

HP Spectre x360 with Skylake i7
>i7-6500U
>8GB RAM
>256 or 512GB SSD options
>under $2k
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>>52348806

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.
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>>52349555
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.
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>>52348806
>13 to 14 inch screen

Consider XPS15

It has a larger screen, but the external size is that of most 14" laptops.
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>>52349555
>Those are basically the only reasons I'm getting it.

Then you should get a Thinkpad with a proper keyboard.
X1 isn't too bad, but it has less key travel because "muh thin".
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Acer S7 maybe
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>>52348806
Dell XPS 13 is exactly what you're looking for.
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>>52348806
The new Lenovo Yoga OLED laptop.

If you're not buying OLED at this point you're wasting money.
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>>52350928

It's cool, but it's not that cool.
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>>52349443
>>52350707
+1 for xps13
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>>52349135
>2016
>buying Razer products
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>>52351605

Shills.
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>>52348806
>I'm looking for a powerful very light ultrabook to buy:

Macbook Air.

>- Not manufactured by Apple

Eh. Macbook Air anyway.
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>>52351654
xps 13 costs the same and has better specs.
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>>52349135
>razer

>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.
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>>52351688
>better specs

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*.
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>>52351723
How to spot the jealous retard.

xps is way better than your shitbook air kid. Go shill your shitty laptop elsewhere.
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>>52351746

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.
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>>52351820
Your right, Apples gimped hardware is so much better...
Enjoy your throttled shitware kid.
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>>52351820
>XPS 13
>gaymen laptop

Are you retarded? Ultrabooks don't even come with dedicated GPUs.
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>>52351874

Enjoy your uninformed meme, kid. Also, being poor.
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>>52351893

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".
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>>52351896
Says the kid buying a Macbook air becuase he can't afford a Macbook Pro, X1 carbon, Yoga 900, Yoga OLED, etc.
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>>52351922
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.
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>>52351928

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?

>>52351961

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.
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>>52352059
> 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.
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>>52352102
>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.
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>>52352167
You have no clue what disposable income means do you? Enjoy acting like your rich when you are just another retarded poorfag.
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>Ultrabook
Holy shit
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>>52349545
fuck hp
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>>52348806

>Budget up to $2,000+$500
ASUS ROG G752VY
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>>52351688
>xps 13 costs the same and has better specs.

Macbook has better specs than XPS13, dumbfuck. XPS doesn't even have a video card.
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>>52352401
>macshit
>better specs
topkek
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>>52352167
>MBA was released, and how it changed the entire market.
>mactoddlers are actually this retarded
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>>52352414
keep memeing, shitbag
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>>52352462
>eats shit from his hands
>calls any fact he doesn't like a meme
>iAutists
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>>52352490
>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?
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>>52352523
>mactoddler/christfag getting this mad
[email protected]
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>>52352557
there's a special place in hell for the likes of you.
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>>52352574
>mactoddler believes in hell
You can't make this shit up.
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>>52352603
If there is no hell, why don't you kill yourself, you fucking cuck.
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>>52352639
>defends applel
>calls someone else a cuck
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>>52352192

>says I have no clue what disposable income is
>literally responding to a post where I describe disposable income

Magnificent levels of retardation.

>>52352437

>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.

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25233009/sony-close-majority-u-s-stores-stanford-open

>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.
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>>52352401
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.
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>>52352675
>all that mactard delusion
lmao
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>>52352724

>all that ignorance

LMAO
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>>52352746
Irony the post
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>>52348806
>What do you suggest?
Google.
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>>52352369

HP is actually good if spend a decent amount, stop using their shit tier $300 line to represent their entire brand
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>>52348806
X1 Carbon 2016
X1 Yoga 2016
T460s
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>>52351723

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.
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>>52349443
this is a good buy if you can find a good deal on a refurbished model
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does xps 13 still have that auto adjusting brightness that can't be turned off?
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>>52349443
Not compatible with Linux though
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>>52348806

Just get a android tablet for all your portable needs and a PS4 for gayman. I will never reccomend a laptop again to anybody.
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>>52351703
I get what you mean, but it's the only Windows laptop thats as well made as a Macbook in my eyes.
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>>52351703
I'm sorry and what's wrong with the low rider that will retain it's value for some time opposed to the audi that depreciates by 30% as soon as you drive off the lot
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>>52357665
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9869/dell-issues-patch-for-content-adaptive-brightness-control-on-the-xps-13
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>>52351703
It's better than dating men.
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>>52351703
>mactard
>literally too stupid to read
>all those sour grapes over his zero travel shit tier macintrash keyboard with only one color

lmao
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>>52348806
Save a little more and buy a Japanese-made laptop (Panasonic, NEC, and VAIO).
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