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My idea is. Spend more money get an Asus Zenbook and get a 1600x900 res instead of 1366x768.

That's what I did.
I bought the i5 128GB SSD version and couldn't be happier about it smile.gif
The screen is awesome!
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It weighs 2.99 pounds (1.35 kilograms) and measures 0.2 inches (6 mm) thick. It can run up to eight hours on a battery charge

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I just picked up the ruler on my desk and got an idea for what 0.2 inches looks like....
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Sorry guys, I'm not impressed by apple at all. I don't feel that they are adding anything new to the technology just presenting it in a different shell. Heck the guts of my laptop is almost identical to that of a macbook these days.
Anyways, waiting for the day they throw a competent GPU into one of those ultrabooks. I have an Nvidia Gt540m in my Asus now, and it's pretty darn thin, but they can do better smile.gif

Me either.

Meh. It's a Dell and doesn't look the best. I'd rather get a Lenovo or Asus.
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.2" eek.gif I thought it was like 3/4" to 1" wow.
 
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Please be respectful if you reply to my post. If you're going to spend $999 for an ultrabook, why not just get a MacBook Air? All Mac bashing aside, it's a wonderful machine with better battery life, size, weight, and aesthetics. All for a similar price.
These non-Apple "ultrabooks" need to lower their prIces badly. They're playing games in the wrong market.

This, not to mention the MBA has a pretty decent IPS display smile.gif
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Oooooooooh, Apple better start suing Dell now.
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Sorry guys, I'm not impressed by apple at all. I don't feel that they are adding anything new to the technology just presenting it in a different shell. Heck the guts of my laptop is almost identical to that of a macbook these days.
Anyways, waiting for the day they throw a competent GPU into one of those ultrabooks. I have an Nvidia Gt540m in my Asus now, and it's pretty darn thin, but they can do better smile.gif

Apple doesnt innovate "guts"...i'm not sure what you mean, unless you refer back to it's powerPC days. Aren't all computers different visual representations of the same basic hardware? Anyways, your response does not really pertain to the discussion at hand.

But if you really want to split hairs, did they not develop Mini DisplayPort? Which they then made open and is now adopted as an industry standard? Your 6970 has Apple developed technology. rolleyes.gif
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Agreed wholeheartedly.
Though the reason why you'd get this over a MBA is if you hate Apple so much that you just couldn't live with the Apple logo on your laptop, but love everything else about it.
It's kind of funny how Apple has had the MBA out for four years now and other companies are finally latching on and well, for a lack of better words either following right in Apple's footsteps, copying, or just realizing Apple had it right to begin with.
If these Ultrabooks can land in the $600-700 range or lower, then we have a contender, until then, they're stupidly priced when you can get a MBA and beyond stellar Customer Service pretty much anywhere instantly (huge advantage to Apple and their stores tbh).
Yes. Unfortunately when the MBA came out everyone was questioning why get this when you can get a netbook...people hung up on the fact that it lacked an optical drive, but overlooked the fact that it had a Core processor and was a great deal more powerful than a silly Atom.

Only until recently Intel coined the term "ultrabook" (2011) and now companies are jumping on it left and right realizing there is a real demand. Apple's macbook has been out since 2008. It took the industry 3 years to adapt.
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This, not to mention the MBA has a pretty decent IPS display smile.gif

Nope, no IPS, but maybe in the next refresh with the crazy resolution displays coming out, and Lion's "resolution independence".
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Oooooooooh, Apple better start suing Dell now.

it looks a lot like the macbook air with a plastic underside.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/250652/initial_impressions_dell_xps_13.html

reading that article, i can see Apple taking legal action. The thing's definitely got macbook air styling. A solid clickable touchpad that can be pressed anywhere? Please...

but anyway, a lower resolution, plastic build...you're better off getting the MBA at that price.
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Oooooooooh, Apple better start suing Dell now.

lol...

Reminds me off.

432

Imagine if all the companies would start patenting their every asset.
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I looked at the images and said, "Those hinges are not going to last." Then I went back to my Thinkpad.

My next laptop is probably a Macbook Air/Pro.
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Please be respectful if you reply to my post. If you're going to spend $999 for an ultrabook, why not just get a MacBook Air?

Because there are equal or better options on the market with better hardware and a better suite of software (such as with Windows) all for a similar price.
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better battery life,

No true.

According to Engadget:
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ASUS Zenbook UX31: 5:41
13-inch, 2011 MacBook Air: 5:32 (Mac OS X) / 4:12 (Windows)


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Originally Posted by skitzogreg View Post

size

Not true.
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Asus Zenbook: Width: 12.8" - Depth: 8.78" - Height: .12-.68"
Macbook Air: Width: 12.8" - Depth: 8.94" - Height: .11-.68"


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weight

Not true.
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Asus ZenBook: Weight: 2.42lbs(1.1kg)
Macbook Air: Weight: 2.96lbs(1.35Kg)


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aesthetics

Subjective. I prefer not to have a half-eaten glowing fruit on my laptop. I much prefer the more conservative, understated look of the Asus Zenbook
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These non-Apple "ultrabooks" need to lower their prIces badly. They're playing games in the wrong market.

If they're in the wrong market then it's because they offer better specifications for a similar price then the Macbook air.

With the Asus Zenbook, you get a 1600x900 resolution display, IPS, better performance, longer battery life, and USB 3.0 all for $100 less than a Macbook Air.
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