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whats comparable to that one then?

I'd much more trust a Vaio than an Acer 3830TG. If you want to ghetto up a cooling solution for the 3830TG, there's a whole thread dedicated to it. Kind of tells you about the quality Acer puts out. You have a 1-year warranty with any system, and option to upgrade on the Vaio. My opinion on reliability is, it doesn't matter if say a Lenovo has a 3% fail-rate over 3 years if you're out of warranty and part of that 3%. Much rather count on warranty coverage unless it's a just a toy that you tinker with more than you use as a tool; ghetto-rigging cooling solutions with copper shims and whatnot.
 
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I'd much more trust a Vaio than an Acer 3830TG. If you want to ghetto up a cooling solution for the 3830TG, there's a whole thread dedicated to it. Kind of tells you about the quality Acer puts out. You have a 1-year warranty with any system, and option to upgrade on the Vaio. My opinion on reliability is, it doesn't matter if say a Lenovo has a 3% fail-rate over 3 years if you're out of warranty and part of that 3%. Much rather count on warranty coverage unless it's a just a toy that you tinker with more than you use as a tool; ghetto-rigging cooling solutions with copper shims and whatnot.

i dont like the way that the acer looks anyways.

As far as what im looking for that Sony right now leads my pick for a balance of performance and lightweight

so i guess to break it down that sony

13.3"
3.65lbs
i7 dual
amd 6630m
.92" Thick

15.6" (Samsung NP700Z5A-S03US)
5.05lbs
i7 quad
amd 6750m
.94" Thick


It seems like the next step up would be
15"
5.79lbs
i7 quad
amd 7690m
1.11" Thick

def. dont want anything heavier then the third one (it was the HP Envy) and nothing slower than the first one (the Sony)
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So I see the new dell ultrabook
http://www.dell.com/html/global/xps13/xps-13-ultrabook.html
which i like the way it looks, the lightness and everything except for the HD3000 integrated chip. Is there any machine out there like that or close to but with a better graphics card?

Find something with thunderbolt on it and get an external GPU
     
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Find something with thunderbolt on it and get an external GPU

looks neat but a bit too bulky. The machines i linked above are guidelines for along the lines of what im looking for. So if i can find anything better then those (without getting bigger) then that would be what im looking for. Otherwise i might get one of the above two
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Samsung has some nice ultrabooks. The 7 series all have dedicated GPUs and are less than 1" think.
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Samsung has some nice ultrabooks. The 7 series all have dedicated GPUs and are less than 1" think.

that most def. fits the bill, thank you for the suggestion
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the other thing i wonder is if its worth it to wait for 22nm cpus and 28nm gpus?
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the other thing i wonder is if its worth it to wait for 22nm cpus and 28nm gpus?

If you don't need it now, of course you should wait. Mid-May is a pretty realistic target for Kepler graphics. Ivy Bridge mobile might be pushed back till June, so realistically you might have to wait for a while. Anyways, I'm not sure if they'll release any lower-midrange GPUs on 28nm, from AMD or Nvidia (there's still room in the product numbering to do so, just all the low-end 600M and 7000M cards so far are 40nm - 7470M, 7690M, 610M, 635M). The CPU boost should be nice regardless. The mobile Ivy Bridge lineup is already leaked so you could check that. They turbo up to ~2.5ghz on 2 cores for the i5 ULV's, HD 4000 graphics are ~50% better than HD 3000, overall pretty fast for an Ultrabook.
 
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