Why is every single ultrabook fucking garbage /g/?
I just want a light and fast laptop for a grand that isn't built like shit.
Honestly, just get the one in the pic, with the 1080p display. Almost no ultrabook/Mac will give you dedicated touchpad buttons, so you're SOL.
Buy it from Microsoft store, get the edu discount, and have fun. Something wrong with it, return it. Simple as fuck.
As a dell technician, i say the screens are pretty shit even compared to the inspiron who are the fucking worst.
they are those "i wanna be a mac, but im not, so i will retard my self up to the point i become as retarded as a mac"
get a latitude, or a thinkpad.
usefull stuff, despite they also try to look like a macbook
but not all are shit and some offer some advantages over others on different aspects.
Personally I look for battery life, that's why I would recommend getting a refurbished or used x240 for a discount price.
if you want something withing that [spoiler][/spoiler] (fuck, why no support for spoilers, fucking freedom respect) AESTHETIC yea, but you will lack of everything.
even this, it has 2 usb ports, no ethernet, and you are done, had in my hands a 3rd gen touch, it looked good, but a surface 3 looked even better, for battery life, despite how blocky it is, the elitebook 2540p with an I7 and 6gb (2 soldered) of ram, and with the biggest battery option wich is triangular, even rises the bottom a little and its not a fuckin oven, here is a pic i found, that thing with maximum power saving could be long enough, and compact enough.
I know that the large battery is fat and screws up the laptop shape, but the fact that you can have the huge ass battery and a regular one and carry those with you and exchange them whenever you want it's a plus.
I don't care for paper thin ultrabooks at all, they look kinda cool but I would rather have the swappable battery.
my tankpad yoga 12 2nd gen is working quite nicely.
because of the new lid bezels it's fatter.
Sometimes I think Lenovo is trying really hard to fuck up the thinkpads. I mean, like they have a team of engineers in a room brainstorming bad ideas to use on every new thinkpad line.
how's the LCD ghosting treating you?
to answer OP thread, the latitude e7440 is pretty much the last good ultrabook that is fully serviceable aside from the CPU. even has LTE in the touch screen models.
most of the xps i repaired has issues with the lvds cables, every single one i checked it has screen tears among or just going black when you move the hinges.
thats because of shitty factory tracing of the cable, sometimes the cable who goes to the webcam its bad traced, so it push the lcd panel and make drop splashes on the screen, wich eventually leave a mark, and then, taking that screen out and put it back again, thats gonna leave a mark, no matter how good you are, or how new are your scrap tools, you are fucked, and the laptop is fucked too.
Because every fucking ultrabook needs to be a flat piece of shit that sacrifices both construction quality/ruggedness and performance just so you can have a flat pancake device.
Just go for a 2010 era latitude or thinkpad. Might not be great on the graphical end, but the rest goes well.
I think the best "normal" laptops right now are Dell's XPS line. Light, durable and nice battery life.
I got a Surface Pro 4 for myself though. I literally went paperless overnight, this thing is so good. Looks great, very functional and battery is sufficient for my schedule. Definitely recommend.
I actually really like the keyboard. It's one of the better chicklet keyboards I've used, better than the XPS. The touchpad is very slippery(glass) but the gestures work well and scrolling is very smooth in M$ applications and decently smooth in everything else. Clicking by pressing touchpad is pretty loud though. It makes a deep, loud CLICK.
I have a wireless mouse and keyboard I use when I'm at home but I don't mind using the Surface keyboard for a couple of hours.
Might as well post here.
I'm deciding between two XPS 13s.
One has Intel HD graphics 5500 and is about 150 cheaper.
The other has Intel 520 graphics.
All other specs are the same.
Is the better graphics card worth the upgrade? Or is the difference between cards insignificant?
People used to increase connectivity on laptops, why do this now? Are you guys seriously being brainwashed so that no ports seems better?
No way bitch, that shit could be half an inch thick and I'd still buy it but only if it had proper connectivity.
>carrying adapters around
Are we on the 2000's?
You guys are just being autistic.
have you seen benches?
they played skyrim on it...
post link to them
graphic is integrated in to the cpu
so you are maybe choosing between late 2015 model with skylake? maybe?
and previous one with haswell?
differences might not be only gpu
if it would be, then its most definitely not worht $150
I tried disabling C-States and it still has a lot of high pitched noises - especially when connected to a power supply. Unfortunately I don't even have to get close to the notebook to hear it :/
I hate the design. Backlit chiclet keyboard, no buttons on the touchpad, very poor performance, and very poor connectivity. And OS X is utter garbage.
You could install Linux, but a lot of the firmware configuration requires OS X. You cannot update the firmware if you run Linux. And the retards at the Genius Bar will probably refuse to help you with hardware problems if you run Linux.
Dell also has the cheaper variant with the i3. Or is the i3 not preferable? Pls help
That's true. Macs have such awful thermals that you can pretty reliably assume they'll get half the performance you expect.
The keyboard is crap, but sadly no one makes good keyboards any more.
I'd put it the other way around. The shitty keyboards only apply to laptops. And even then I usually use an external keyboard. The thinness boner applies everywhere. It applies to laptops, mobile devices, and even fucking DESKTOPS (i.e. NUCs).
I have a Dell E7440, and it's not remotely "fucking garbage". Pretty reliable machine, has problems with heating, but it's OK, I love it.
Like the anon said (>>52527712) the new E7450 is shit. E7440s are still okay.
>people bitching about no buttons on touchpads
You'd have to be a literal retard to not know where right and left click are
Tap to click is way better anyway, because touchpads almost always have shitty inconsistent clicking pressure unless you have force touch like the Macbooks
Very quality. Very powerful.
>It's almost 6lbs though I always worry about looking like an autist taking out a big ass laptop in public
That's not that heavy.
And why do you care how you look? If you actually need a mobile workstation, no one will think you're an autist for having one. This is not a device for college or light gaming. It's a workstation. It is a professional tool.
- shit battery
- shit keyboard
- shit cooling
- shit performance
But...but...it's an ULTRA book so it's fashionable.
And my handbag is so Thin (TM) it can't possibly fit a 4cm thick device.
T440p at least still has the ultrabay going for it
T460/p/s is basically DOA. Literally no reason to get any of them over the 500 series. T460s has no replaceable battery, 60p has no dedicated gpu, and the 60 is just a waste of a laptop that's only available as the cheap option, for which you could get a superior 450s or 440p for cheaper
never heard of or seen such an issue. only issue i know of is the matte screen protector wearing out a bit from using the pen too much. otherwise the laptop is nearly perfect (battery life could be a bit better i guess).
what did they change from the e7440 to e7450?
I want a goddamn 13" laptop with discrete graphics that isn't an Alienware or Razer.
I don't give two shits about thickness. Make it as thick as you have to. I would pay whatever Lenovo was asking if they offered an X2xx with an M1000 or even an 960M.
I fucking want discrete graphics without having to get a fuck heug 17.3" system or having to buy a gaymurr system that makes me look like a tool.
Also in the 15" non gay-mer category is
Zenbook pro ux501vw
ThinkPad p50 (best gpu, m2000m, but 5.5lbs and looks professional as fuck, not cheap gay-mer shit)
The first two are ultrabook options with full voltage cpus and gtx960m
That's your reason right there. You aren't part of their target demographic of retard consumers who think they need an ultraportable to do shit they should be using a tablet for.
>MFW i know you didn't read the detailed review i posted
Good job dipshit you ask for opinions and disregard everyone here has said, go fucking kill your self please
>Infinity display meme
Please tell me how the fuck its a meme? Or has /g/ as a whole decides that everything they dont agree with is now a meme all of a sudden?
How is the HQ a meme? Please it hardly throttles and when it dose its only when stress testing
You know you don't HAVE to get the UHD, you could go for the 1080p option, but for some reason i think that just might further enrage you. How do you get by in life if you have to make hard decisions?
Shit battery life, need that patented Thinkpad Power Bridge™ technology. Plus Sager and Aorus still have that gaymen aesthetic that I can't stand.
And 15" is still too big. 13" at the max is what I'm in the market for.
If Dell shat out a modern update of the M11x, I'd be all over it. I'd trade having to deal with the gaming bullshit for dat size.
>I just want a light and fast laptop for a grand that isn't built like shit.
>Shit battery life, need that patented Thinkpad Power Bridge™ technology. Plus Sager and Aorus still have that gaymen aesthetic that I can't stand.
>And 15" is still too big. 13" at the max is what I'm in the market for.
>If Dell shat out a modern update of the M11x, I'd be all over it. I'd trade having to deal with the gaming bullshit for dat size.
Dell XPS or Surface Pro 4
13.5 the dgpu is pure garbage, 940m with 1 gig of ram oh and if you breath on it wrong while using the gpu the system will brick
I had one for 2 months and still got a full refund so I'll give MS that....
Your expectations and your budget are not inclusive.
Why is deciding what is important to you and shopping around so fucking difficult ?
>next time OP posts
>"why are gaming laptops so heavy ? I just want a powerful and light gaming laptop"
>and for a grand and not built like shit
Dells are great machines if you only use them at your desk. But if you actually travel and want to take your laptop with you, they just don't last. I can't believe I was stupid enough to buy a second XPS after the first one shit the bed and basically fell apart. The second one couldn't even make it through a month of backpacking. Got my first Thinkpad a couple months ago and I'm never looking back. Love my T450s. Kinda wish I held out for the new T460s though...
I've never seen any retail outlet anywhere in aus that has a mac for under a thousand, the base model air is still $1399. For that money you could get a ux305 or something that actually has decent specs.
The 5500 has an older generation CPU so you'd get slightly less performance and worse battery life.
The 520 one has the new Skylake CPUs which are typically more efficient meaning it's probably more powerful and uses less battery power than the equivalent previous generation.
Basically the price difference is in performance and battery life. If you want better performance and battery life, get the one with the 520 GPU.
If all you do is basic web browsing, get the i3 version.
Asus has the UX305 and it has a 940M
>up to 16GB RAM
did you not even try looking?
If you wanted a quad-core, that's a different story.
as far as I know:
-they went to Broadwell (from Haswell),
-they've changed the keyboard to chiclet type,
-the cover doesn't feel plastic now (it feels a bit like leather, but it's not leather)
-it can have discrete nvidia 840M graphics card
-the cooling really shit, our helpdesk always has problems with this (E7440s are generally fine though)
-only comes with an SSD
I've seen people with E7450s, and everyone has some problem with it. I believe with time Dell manages to work on these things, and make it stable enough.