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Best "Ultrabook"

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Best value/money ultrabook.

I thnk Asus UX32LN takes the cake. There is nothing better out there.

>Inb4 Fagbook Air
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I'd like to know also, current laptop is too damn heavy, just need something light and with good battery life for college.
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>>45432984
MacBook Air
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>>45433013
You should buy UX32LN or UX32LA if you wont be doing lightgaming. Nothing that beats them IMO
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>>45432984
Mfw you cannot buy that thing here anywhere.
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>tfw can't afford an XPS 15
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>Pic related: Official bag for that laptop
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>>45433268
>can't afford
So this is only good argument when it's not about macbook.
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MBA is really the best, just compare them
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>implying
By far the best ultrabook out there.
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-13-7350-laptop/pd
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>>45433243
Whats up with that? Here in yurop stores are full of them :O
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>>45433268
>tfw just ordered one
no more food this month
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I still have the asus ux31 1600x900 after two years of constant use and it is still amazing. It is the best tech investment I've ever made.

It can run csgo and wow, and that's enough for me.

But I mostly use it for programming.
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>>45433069
Only gaming would probably be something like Binding of Isaac or Planescape, Fallout and similar games. I absolutely need a 1080 screen though.
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>>45433287
The Macbook is not something I want and offers less than the XPS 15 for what you're paying.
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>>45433334
You should probably go with UX32LN then. UX32LA has better SSD though, also better battery time.
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>>45433276
Faggiest bag.
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>>45432984
Ideapad u330p pleb
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>>45433276
That's a purse.
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>>45433401
Shitty screen
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>>45432984
in the market for an ultrabook right now. was going to get the ux303ln until i learned that it has a shit display, that i asume this model does too. Now thinking the lenovo x1 carbon 2014 model is the best way to go. thoughts?
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>>45433268
>15"
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>>45433422
15" 3200x1800 is perfection
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>>45433422
Are you a manlet?
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>All this 4.5W cancer
What the fuck happened to 12" laptops with 35W CPUs?
I was looking to upgrade from my X220 but everything is slower instead of faster.
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>>45433438
>>45433436
>15"
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>>45433448
Oh, you're just shitposing. Got it.
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>>45433465
And you're prefering 15" laptop like a pleb. Got it.
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>>45433414
The UX32LN has a great display assuming your getting the FHD version. The QHD screens on asus are shitty
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>>45433268
>dell
>ever

I have the xps13 and I fucking hate it.
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>>45433493
where do you find 32's for sale anyways? ill i see is refurbished
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>>45433560
>living in 2006
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Not a single mention of the Dell XPS 13? C'mon /g/uys.
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>>45433560
You're nuts if you hate it. Light. Portable. Solid construction. Not shit design. Backlit keyboard. Great battery life. SSD.
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>>45433563
Yurop, but UX303LN is pretty mutch the same. THe screen is a bit worse on the FHD version though.
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>>45433590
Shit drivers, shit battery life, shit bloatware.
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>>45433578
Overpriced like apple.
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for a lightweight laptop the only good choices are a MBA or chromebook (depending on your budget)
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>>45433601
And pay 100$ for extra 4GB ram? No thx.
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>>45433597
Look at all of these facts!
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>>45433639
Ok let me expand on it then:

-The wifi drivers suck and it loses connection and reconnects all the damn time

-The battery life (advertised as 9 hours) is closer to 3 hours after 6 months of use - and the battery is not replaceable

-It comes installed with tons of bullshit and a start screen fully packed with shit "apps"

Pros: nice design - decent trackpad - light

And who gives a fuck about backlit keys? I touch type.
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>>45433680
>-The wifi drivers suck and it loses connection and reconnects all the damn time
Sounds like a network issue, or a bad card. Modern drivers, even MS' own out of the box drivers don;t normally have these issues

>-The battery life (advertised as 9 hours) is closer to 3 hours after 6 months of use - and the battery is not replaceable
Now that sounds like bullshit, or a damaged battery. Warranty should cover that.

>-It comes installed with tons of bullshit and a start screen fully packed with shit "apps"
Like every laptop ever?
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>>45433825
This. It's a great laptop and I haven't had any wifi or battery issues
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>>45432984
>840M
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>>45432984
hp stream 11
put manjaro on it
have a external hdd
gg
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Why do you nignogs mind so much for a whole kilo of weight on your laptops? It sure is nice and impressive to have a piece of technology that small, fragile and aestethic but paying a premium for such a gimmick seem like something a 12 year old girl would do.
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>>45434808
>Horizon Blue
>Pink
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>>45435008
>>Pink
pink ofc ftw
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high battery life, low weight, build quality, and a good quality high res screen are the features I want

If you buy something with a videocard in it you'll always sacrifice some of the above features. if you aren't going to play games this is obviously a pretty dumb move.
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>>45435461
Even if you are going to play games, intel hd 4000+ is relatively capable all things considered. On ultra settings? no. But low-medium it can handle most current games, which is great considering what you're trying to run it on. I have a desktop for gaming at home. I don't expect that kind of power to be portable.
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Theres nothing "Ultra in "Value".

If you are lazy/stupid unemployed loser then get either pavilion/used thinkpad, you dont deserve better.
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>>45432984
Have one of these and i would say it's pretty ok!
The absolutely worst part is the keybard and the audio jack, can handle some games but don't expect too much! if i could get a do over i would probably get the one w/o dedicated gpu and put money towards turning my current rig wich i don't have at my location to a smaller form factor.
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>>45433825
Thinkpad has less bloat installed compare to others
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>>45432984
>Best ultrabook
>Asus

I'd rather admit a macbook AIR is a better ultrabook.
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>>45432984
>Inb4 Fagbook Air
>posts macbook air clone

wat
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>2.5" drive bay
Not bad, mang

>FHD only
Ehhh... Well, I guess for the money it's hard to complain.

The UX303LN seems even better
>QHD
>12GB RAM
>GT840M
>$1200

Shame the battery will probably be dead in 3 minutes.
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>>45432984
My 2012 VAIO SVZ is still better for me.

>i7 4500U
Slower than my i7-3612QM
>128GB SSD
Smaller storage and slower than the 2x128GB drives running in RAID0 in my Z
>1.45kg
Heavier and thicker than my 2 year old laptop.

Only major deficiency is the lack of a video card. But then again, I don't play games on a laptop. When I do , I have my desktop anyway.
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>>45436758
Posted wrong image. That's the prototype VAIO tablet/Z replacement.
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>>45432984
Macbook Air
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am i the only one who actually realizes that all these shit brands have insane markup while apple gives retailers only a 5% profit margin? if anything, wouldn't this TECHNICALLY mean macbucks have greater value/money? i mean they sell it near what they buy it at. asus is marked up to like 35%.

anyone? not even shilling just intrigued.
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>>45436831
>apple gives retailers only a 5% profit margin?
They keep the 30% for themselves retard.
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Macbook Pro.

Yes it's not cheap but it's worth it. Name a better thin laptop.

>best laptop screen
>best built quality
>best design
>best touchpad
>great keyboard
>great OS
>great battery life
>great resell value
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>>45438068
True story
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>>45432984
Macbook Air. Name a current gen ultrabook that has 16h battery life with comparable premium build quality under $950.
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>>45438068
Except it has none of those.
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>>45438131
My $300 chinkpad can hit 28 hours
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>>45438131
>16h battery life

Isn't it 9 hours for the 11" and 12 hours for the 13" model?
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>>45438068
>macshit
>good
>rockets to 100+ degrees and throttles to 800MHz under any load
>paying $1300 for same performance as used $200 craptop
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>>45438157
On idle maybe.
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>>45438131
Maybe you should name one first.
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>>45438157
With a battery thats the size of an car battery
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Lenovo G50 any good?
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>>45432984
>There is nothing better out there.
gr8 b8 m8 i r8 8/8

http://blog.laptopmag.com/all-day-strong-longest-lasting-notebooks
http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-10-ultrabooks
http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-windows-tablets-hybrids
http://blog.laptopmag.com/laptops-under-500
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>>45438191
And I suppose the macbook is playing crysis the entire time

12 hours real world usage with wifi on, web browsing, music playing, and note taking

>>45438197
>an car battery
I'm sorry that you're a manlet, but it weighs about the same as a kitten.
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>>45438068
name a better tin laptop *
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>>45438294
>But it's also thicker and heavier than a
>and has a bad low res 16:9 TN screen.

>it's bad if a PC has these characteristics
>it's great if macshit has these characteristics
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>>45438221
The G-series is the absolute worst thing Lenovo makes.

That shit is cheap for a reason.
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>>45438244
Stop feeding your cat so much junkfood.
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>all these poorfags arguing over pleb shit

Stand aside peasants.
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I would buy a Macbook alone because they are one of the very few laptops to come with 16:10 screens (except the 11" Air).
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>>45438131

>mac
>build quality
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>>45438415
>2560*1440
>Intel HD 4400
Oh fuck no.
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>>45438525
How is the built quality not good?
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>>45438068
>best laptop screen
nope just ridiculous definition but not in term of coor rendering
>best built quality
quality feel is not objective, breakdowns are. not the best but still in the top 5
>best design
it's a non-design
>best touchpad
not since 2011 deal wih it, the catchers have catched that + non tuch screen
>great keyboard
same shitty chicklet like any modern laptop, have the advantage to be cheap and quite hard to kill
>great OS
like all the major PC OS, GNU/linux has it's advantages, windows is great too
>great battery life
like any other laptop it will decline afer 2 years and a half
>great resell value
you get this one
sorry dude but the alternatives are worth it and really better than you imagine. For instance, the surface pro 3 kicks it in every way
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>>45438381
get /fit/
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>>45432984
System76 Galago Ultrapro.
best bang for buck.
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>>45438567
>nope just ridiculous definition but not in term of coor rendering

Name a better one.

>quality feel is not objective, breakdowns are. not the best but still in the top 5

So what's the best? Thinkpad W/T/X-series?

>it's a non-design

How? It minimalist. Is it not a design because it isn't overdesigned?

>not since 2011 deal wih it, the catchers have catched that + non tuch screen

So which laptop again has a better touchpad? Also touch is awkward on normal laptops.

>same shitty chicklet like any modern laptop, have the advantage to be cheap and quite hard to kill

Still has a better feel than others. Not all chiclet keyboards are the same.

>like all the major PC OS, GNU/linux has it's advantages, windows is great too

Well I guess it's subjective but it does handle scaling the best which is important with high ppi displays.

>like any other laptop it will decline afer 2 years and a half

But it still starts with more battery life than others.

>For instance, the surface pro 3 kicks it in every way

It's a tablet. Has a low res screen and a non-rigid keyboard with a worse touchpad. Also less ports.
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LENOVO YOGA PRO 2-3
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>>45438693
To clarify my reasoning here:

14" fullHD screen
Up to 16GB memory
500 GB SSD possible
intel i7-4760HQ
>those iris pro 5200 graphics
price is good (~1400 dollars for that)
Lightweight
Comes without windows (this saves on the price as well, I have my own windows install here so why pay for one extra?)

I ordered mine yesterday.

For people thinking about the keyboard issue, that's long fixed.
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>>45438415
Where can I buy this?
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>>45438803
Don't even think about it.
Go >>45438788

Also forgot to mention it has an ethernet port, important for me.
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>>45438567
>surface pro 3
>too high dpi
>shitty os that can't scale up
>useless touchscreen
>pen for taking notes on a COMPUTER
>shitty keyboard
>shitty keyboard is an accessory
>shitty trackpad
>all the weight is on the top
>12inch
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>>45438550
>games

grow up
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>>45438934
>2014
>thinking GPUs are for gaming only

OpenCL
Rendering
Encoding
Decoding
...
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>>45438895
>>too high dpi
It's still low enough to be able to work with native scaling.

>>shitty os that can't scale up
It works pretty well. It's just that some programs have no scaling.

>>useless touchscreen
What? How is it useless? It's great to browse the internet with and read PDFs.

>>pen for taking notes on a COMPUTER
And what's wrong with that? It works great. Gives you more freedom and flexibility than paper.

>>shitty keyboard
Fair point. Although one gets used to it.

>>shitty keyboard is an accessory
Fair point. It's also quite expensive for a keyboard.

>>shitty trackpad
It's okay.

>>all the weight is on the top
Fair. I prefer the convertible design like the Thinkpad Yoga or Thinkpad X Tablet.

>>12inch
It's a nice compromise between portability and size.
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>>45439016
also
>not 16:9
>freedom and flexibility
>implying I need to do anything other than write letters
>some programs have no scaling, which is why the surface shouldn't have such a high dpi screen

If I spend $1000+ on a laptop I expect better
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>>45438567
>surface pro 3

AHAHAHAHA
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>>45438157
>with an external battery that weighs more than a macbook air by tself
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>>45439073
Err how about System76s Galago Ultrapro.

See couple posts back
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>>45439073
>calling 16:9 an advantage

Disregarding the whole post.
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>>45432984
Thinkpad W520, what i'm using right now
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>>45438171
comparable battery life in yosemite
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>>45438788
Could have gotten a 13" .5" thick convertible with a 3200 x 1800 touch screen and Intel HD 5300 for $1299
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>>45439115
>citation needed
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>>45439101
not op
i do need an ultra book though but im too jew for a macbook
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