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You've been making these threads all week, may you stop please?

You have the Sony Vaios.
You have the Lenovo U300/U400 ultrabooks.
You have the Asus Zenbooks.
You have the Acer S3-951 series.
You have the HP Probooks/Elitebooks.
You have the Toshiba Portege series.
You have the MBP and MBA.

Now go make a decision. You don't buy light laptops for speaker quality, get yourself a pair of headphones or buy a Mac.

End of story.
Agreed! I actually have purchased a Series 9 & a U300s to date. Returned them both LOL. That is why I'm not wanting to make another mistake!

So I actually have been look at this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...494&CatId=4938

Then figured I would throw a 250+ssd in it. I can have one built from Dell but they are charging $500 for the 256SSD option. Seems to me that I would be able to do better on my own for that price?

Thanks for the advice and comments! What do you guy's think about the XPS 15Z that I linked?
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Agreed! I actually have purchased a Series 9 & a U300s to date. Returned them both LOL. That is why I'm not wanting to make another mistake!

So I actually have been look at this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...494&CatId=4938

Then figured I would throw a 250+ssd in it. I can have one built from Dell but they are charging $500 for the 256SSD option. Seems to me that I would be able to do better on my own for that price?

Thanks for the advice and comments! What do you guy's think about the XPS 15Z that I linked?
Sit down, think about what you want, and put out some criteria tomorrow. You're going about the purchasing process all wrong - get some hard criteria, stick to it and get what you like best that meets your needs.

But no, that 15z is a bad choice. Samsung 7 series Chronos is a much better choice. The Inspiron -z line is just an Adamo 2, overpriced flop.

Edit: 15.5" Sony Vaio S weighs 4.4 pounds and has a 1080p screen, 6630M graphics, $1000 base price. google it, and its for sale on sonystyle.com.
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Agreed! I actually have purchased a Series 9 & a U300s to date. Returned them both LOL. That is why I'm not wanting to make another mistake!

So I actually have been look at this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...494&CatId=4938

Then figured I would throw a 250+ssd in it. I can have one built from Dell but they are charging $500 for the 256SSD option. Seems to me that I would be able to do better on my own for that price?

Thanks for the advice and comments! What do you guy's think about the XPS 15Z that I linked?
TD messed up there thats a regular xps 15 not the z this is the 15z
as for the regular xps 15 there fantastic laptops, but there on the heavy side i have the xps 17 its basically my back breaking mobile vm monster.
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omg is this a mac ((http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-l412z/pd)) omg no its a dell with a coming lawsuit so get yours before apple start there court frenzy
i was going to mention this as well, they have a 15z which are practically identical design to the mbp with better specs and i believe thinner.
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TD messed up there thats a regular xps 15 not the z this is the 15z
as for the regular xps 15 there fantastic laptops, but there on the heavy side i have the xps 17 its basically my back breaking mobile vm monster.


i was going to mention this as well, they have a 15z which are practically identical design to the mbp with better specs and i believe thinner.
Exactly!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834200337

This is the one that I was looking at purchasing. Looks like a nice Rig from all that I have read up on it. The only thing I would do is add a 256SSD.
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Exactly!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834200337

This is the one that I was looking at purchasing. Looks like a nice Rig from all that I have read up on it. The only thing I would do is add a 256SSD.
take a look around for reviews of it, its been out since around feburary or so any major problems should have shown themselves by now.
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I thought this laptop was really damn sexy. Its what I would get if I had an unlimited budget.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4985/a...ok-ux21-review
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Looks like this is what I will settle on... New to Best Buy Stock. Only thing needed is the 256SSD!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+X...=1218424571604

Looks like this newer version has a sick I7 1080P Screen etc... And it's only $1299.99!

I like it!

K so last but not least good suggestion for a 250GB SSD? I was thinking about the Hyper X?
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...%207&cp=1&lp=1

have you check out this samsung series 7 chronos?

better specs than a MBP and cheaper, I think it looks better too. Thats the bestbuy version its a bit watered down if your willing to spend 1200-1300 then
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/l...NP700Z5A-S01US

its very light, absolutely sexy and faster than mbps best part. 15.6 inch screen in a 13-14 inch laptop form factor


edit : yea that dell is a bit dated.. for 1299... it looks big and bulky. and the dual core probably enough for a laptop but hey more stuff is using quad cores these days
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However, that Dell PC has a 2 core i7. A good one, but if you want a real 4 core i7 machine or something like it:

http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-u46sva1-...wconfigure=yes

Config away. It's at a happy medium in terms of size and it'll pretty much do anything you want (editing, gaming, etc). Throw in a 256 SSD with and any i7 from 7-2630QM-i7-2760QM and it reaches to about $1500-1600. Great price and deal for the specs.
    
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Looks like this is what I will settle on... New to Best Buy Stock. Only thing needed is the 256SSD!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+X...=1218424571604

Looks like this newer version has a sick I7 1080P Screen etc... And it's only $1299.99!

I like it!

K so last but not least good suggestion for a 250GB SSD? I was thinking about the Hyper X?
At that price and it doesn't even have a Blu-Ray drive. And as mentioned earlier, it looks big and bulky. Of course the ultrabooks doesn't have drives, but when a laptop at $1300 has a drive and it isn't Blu-Ray then you can start to wonder.

Also take a look at this: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Superi...36SD/#overview

I have this laptop, not with top specs though, and it's covered in light magnesium, so it's very solid. You can get it with an i7 standard voltage, and not those crippled dual core versions. The battery is insane. You can easily get over 10 hours with this thing.

Best of all? It has a 2 year warranty.



However, a deal breaker might be the screen which is 1336x768. But it's a 13.3" so it looks sharp anyway.
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