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post #51 of 64
The Vaio Z is freakin 1080p. Do it!
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post #52 of 64
Since the back lit keyboard seems to be an issue... Samsung series 7 chronos?? Sammy pretty much copied the mbp... Faster lighter better looking more features less $$$. Why not that? Unless you have to buy from best buy then you cant get the full one with all features.
Edited by Vestito - 11/6/11 at 4:14pm
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post #53 of 64
if you want a close clone of the mac book air there is the asus zenbook
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230171
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post #54 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scooby-Snack View Post
JR hard 1 for me to figure it out.. does the sony have Backlit Keys? Is it a Slot Loading DVD?

Here is the one that I found

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+X...655687&st=dell xps 15z&cp=1&lp=2


Seems like that has all that I need... plus I have $60 bucks off on Rewards Coupons as well Lol. The WIFI was a early driver issue from what I can tell. THis Model looks like it's a brand new production Model in regards to the price point etc. I cant find it anywhere else for the similar price.

What do you think?
The Vaio SE does have a backlit keyboard (all the higher-end Vaios do). No slot-load but it does have a Blu-Ray option.

The XPS 15z isn't bad. I don't really see it being a better choice than a Vaio SE (unless the styling is more important than lightweight). And then there's the Samsung 7. Last point, the snob in me would say that "Dell" logo will make it "look cheap" if you care about what other people think about it.

EDIT: Wow, I didn't realize how loaded the Samsung 7 was at <$1000. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=3495331 BUT that model doesn't have backlit kb. MOST models do, Best buy is just selling a cheapie version.

It's tricky finding a Samsung 7 with over 1366x768 (they supposedly exist with 1600x900 or 1080p), but they seem to be the total package. 8-cell battery, so I'm guessing good battery life. And it weighs as much as typical 14" laptops (5.0 pounds)
Edited by jrbroad77 - 11/6/11 at 4:45pm
 
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post #55 of 64
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Originally Posted by jrbroad77 View Post
The Vaio SE does have a backlit keyboard (all the higher-end Vaios do). No slot-load but it does have a Blu-Ray option.

The XPS 15z isn't bad. I don't really see it being a better choice than a Vaio SE (unless the styling is more important than lightweight). And then there's the Samsung 7. Last point, the snob in me would say that "Dell" logo will make it "look cheap" if you care about what other people think about it.
Lol I tend to agree with you about the Dell logo ROFL! Hmm for some reason I thought the series 7 didnt have a backlit keyboard... I will have to give the sony another look.

I really do like the slot loading DVD/CD but not a deal killer. I will take your advice and look at that BTO Sony.
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post #56 of 64
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Originally Posted by SalisburySteak View Post
The Vaio Z is freakin 1080p. Do it!
I agree Steak. I was so close to pulling the trigger on the Vaio Z but have heard in mutiple reviews that the speakers are terrbile! One guy said that his Ipad speakers sounded better.

I dont need to have concert sound but ehh I do like to stream Pandora and don't want to have to wear earbuds on a $2600 laptop to get decent sound!

Other than the speaker issue the Vaio Z looks amazing
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post #57 of 64
Why are laptop speakers so important to you? Even the best laptop speakers ever made are inferior to a pair of $25 earbuds or a $50 sound bar.
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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.
I was about to suggest the Lenovo series too. Best you can get for the money. Don't quote me but I thought I heard about a gaming line soon to appear.
     
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Quote:
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Why are laptop speakers so important to you? Even the best laptop speakers ever made are inferior to a pair of $25 earbuds or a $50 sound bar.
This.

Get a pair of headphones.
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You do know that the series 7 at best buy " cheapie version " has a 900p screen yea?
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