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Old 10-18-2013, 9:08 AM
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Ok...which models do you guys have and how do you like them? Pros and cons?
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Old 10-18-2013, 9:20 AM
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i have a refurb Lenovo U510 paid $429 for it, i5 6 gb memory 1 tbhdd 24gb ssd. only thing is keyboard is flexy, but for the price i cant complain
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Old 10-18-2013, 9:41 AM
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I personally have a ASUS i5 running Windows 7.
(I'm not at home to get model #)

Physically it looks very nice and comes in very fancy packaging, seems to copy the Apple methodology.

Pros:
exterior seems well built.
looks nice.


Cons:
overheats and goes to blue screen!
touch pads sucks, needs a driver update. (do not use it anyway)
Only two USB ports

Conclusion... I would NOT buy another ASUS Ultrabook.

I am actually thinking of putting multiple Intel Nuc's throughout the house and just attaching them to TV monitors for a truly wireless environment (minus the power cable). I usually use a tablet when I travel anyway.




At work:
Our IT is issuing new ultra-books throughout the company (100k + employees).

The top pick is the Lenovo Carbon X1 (i5).
VERY light
It works

Toshiba Z930 (i5) seems to be the second choice with the HP Revolve Touch (i5) as the third.


Many employees are down-grading from Win 8 back to Win 7
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:19 AM
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I've set up dozens of them for faculty/ staff here at the school. The Dell ones with the carbon fiber back are very nice, but the Lenovo X1 Carbon is the best one out right now. Light, very well made, and fast.

I HATE the nipple/ pointing stick that they have over the touchpad, I really wish you could order it without. Other than that, I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Old 10-18-2013, 1:21 PM
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We are a all lenovo shop here.

I deployed a T430U which is nice.

I use a T430S...almost like an ultrabook. very slim and tough.
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Old 10-23-2013, 8:34 PM
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Try checking out the Asus Tiachi. Its a convertable ultrabook that weighs less than 3 lbs.


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Old 10-24-2013, 1:34 AM
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Dell XPS 15

Expensive, but it's a beast and it's very slim.

Will play all pc games.

It's my main go to computer at the moment. I still use my gaming pcs alot too though.
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I bought a 11.6" Macbook Air (MBA) specifically for the hardware and form factor. I'm actually running Windows on it. It is easily the best piece of PC equipment I have ever purchased. I love how rigid and well balanced it is. I can pick it up by any corner (including the screen) and it maintains its balance quite well. I don't think I'll ever buy a larger laptop. The 11.6" screen is just big enough to comfortably work anywhere, and small enough to carry anywhere.

I'm not a fan of Lenovo. While Lenovo likes to advertise how overbuilt their laptops are, they really aren't that tough in real world usage. They may have some nice beefed up magnesium hinges, but the outside top bezel is extremely weak. I've had lots of people crack that part from trying to open their laptop. Their styling is so outdated. Even new laptops look like they're from the 90's. The rubberized exterior is nice at first, but quickly picks up scuffs and lint, turning it into an eyesore. Their ultrabooks are more stylish, but based on my experience with their laptops and desktops, I would pass on a Lenovo.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:09 PM
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Get an Airbook...II or 13 inch ...everything else is just trying to catch up
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:19 PM
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I had the HP Envy for a year as a tide-over PC, since I didn't have access to my desktop. Decent ultrabook.

Was at micro center in Tustin the other day getting parts for my computer build and I saw this Samsung Ultrabook that was really nice. Extremely thin, i7 / 126 GB SSD. That'll pretty much do any small work that needs to be done. Battery life decent.
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