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Wow what a beautiful Laptop! The best I have seen next to the build quality of a MBA. So here is the scoop the Damn N1030 WIFI card that is onboard is only single band (2.4GHZ). You'd think with a $1600 Ultrabook Lenovo would consider putting a dual band card on it!

What a freaking shame this is :-(


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I came into this thread, fully expecting to flame you for thinking a laptop processor should be able to hit 5GHz

That is actually really surprising, usually Lenovo doesn't cut around corners like that, they have excellent quality and laptop builds. That really sucks, sorry about that
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Most don't because 5Ghz is mainly reserved as a secondary band for media streaming, while the 2.4Ghz band is the primary. Also, 5Ghz is more susceptible to loss of signal through walls than 2.4Ghz.
     
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post #4 of 10
Plenty of laptops with similar or better build quality than a MB.

Ultrabooks also tend to cut down on quite a few things, this is what you get for the laptop being thin and portable.
Edited by Stefy - 11/3/11 at 9:17am
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Any suggestions on some comparable models? Really looking for basically the MBA type features... Long Battery Life, 2nd Gen I5-I7 SSD etc.

Bascially the MBA without Apple OS. Yes I have tried to dual boot with the newest MBA but the mouse pad never works the same with Windows.

LOL Picky I suppose just really supprised there is nothing out there like a MBA yet?? Someone had touched on an LG laptop that hasn't quite surfaced yet??
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Depending on the laptop, some devices can be swapped out. Not sure about this Lenovo unit though. The Asus Zenbook UX21 maybe another laptop to look at.
     
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Have you checked out the Asus Zenbooks? http://zenbook.asus.com/

Acer S3-951? http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/.../aspiresseries
Edited by Stefy - 11/3/11 at 9:16am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scooby-Snack View Post
Wow what a beautiful Laptop! The best I have seen next to the build quality of a MBA. So here is the scoop the Damn N1030 WIFI card that is onboard is only single band (2.4GHZ). You'd think with a $1600 Ultrabook Lenovo would consider putting a dual band card on it!

What a freaking shame this is :-(


-Scoob
Why didn't you upgrade the adapter? I know Lenovo offers the Intel 5100 and 5300 WiFi adapters.

The 1030 is a 1x2:2 2.4GHz adapter.
The 5100 is a 1x2:2 2.4/5Ghz adapter.
The 5300 is a 3x3:3 2.4/5Ghz adapter.
Edited by DuckieHo - 11/3/11 at 9:23am
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No option to upgrade the adapter through any of the retail channels at all. Nor does Lenovo seem to offer the option on thier site. Thanks for the tip however!
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Originally Posted by b3machi7ke View Post
I came into this thread, fully expecting to flame you for thinking a laptop processor should be able to hit 5GHz
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