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Getting frustrated! So many PC laptops try to come close in features but never quite get it! Looking for 13-14inch Laptop comparable in all features to MBP or MBA.

Any suggestions?
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Why not get a Mac and then install Windows on it if you are so intent on getting the MBP/MBA features?
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You can find Lenovo's with better specs and quality for less than a mac. Or you can spend as much as a mac and get much better specs.
 
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You can find Lenovo's with better specs and quality for less than a mac. Or you can spend as much as a mac and get much better specs.
Except if you're not comfortable other than a Mac
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Except if you're not comfortable other than a Mac
Huh? I find Lenovo's more comfortable. They have better keyboards, matte screens by default, same or better battery life, higher specs with better cooling, and are often lighter.

All at a better price. What's not to like?
 
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Getting frustrated! So many PC laptops try to come close in features but never quite get it! Looking for 13-14inch Laptop comparable in all features to MBP or MBA.

Any suggestions?
are you talking performance wise ? or aesthetics ?
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post #7 of 64
Legit money not an issue? Sony Vaio Z. $1750 and you get 2x 64GB SSD's in RAID 0, 1600x900 screen, dock with blu-ray and 6650M graphics, like 0.6" thin, full-powered i5.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921644570897

Otherwise, the Vaio S for $1000 is pretty close to the Z, not *quite* as high-end but it's still only 3.8 pounds (thinner/lighter than MBP 13).


Or, you could get a moderately loaded Lenovo Thinkpad T420s for about $1500 (base price is $1200). Weighs 4 pounds even, 1" thick, 14" 1600x900 base option (think i5 is standard too), carbon fiber/magnesium chassis, mSata SSD card option (boot off 40-80gb mSata, use however big HDD for data).

tldr lot's of solid laptops that aren't clone-y gimmicks.
 
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post #8 of 64
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I was looking at the Sony. It looks pretty damn nice.. the only thing that I was a little concerned about was one of the reviews said the speakers were absolutley terrible.

But you are on the right track I like all the features of the Vaio Z. Maybe I'll go for it.. the Toshiba z830 looks nice as well..

I would actually buy a MBP and run it with Windows but I know for sure that the mouse pad will never be the same when running Win7 in regard to the right and left mouse commands.
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post #9 of 64
I would seriously go Vaio Z if you can. It has a super slim profile and a docking station with a bluray drive and graphics card in it.
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post #10 of 64
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Originally Posted by G3RG View Post
You can find Lenovo's with better specs and quality for less than a mac. Or you can spend as much as a mac and get much better specs.
better specs for cheaper price, sure. better quaility? NONONONONONONO
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