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Meh, as awesome as it all sounds and looks, I just can't work on a 13in screen. Show me a 15in ultrabook and I'm in. How does anyone do anything efficiently with 13inches? No penis jokes
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When is Apple going to sue them for blatantly copying the Macbook Air?

I mean they didn't just copied their product, the ASUS CEO has to copy Steve Jobs' style as well when debuting the Zenbook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auabOH7UdNQ
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Originally Posted by Agent999 View Post

When is Apple going to sue them for blatantly copying the Macbook Air?
I mean they didn't just copied their product, the ASUS CEO has to copy Steve Jobs' style as well when debuting the Zenbook.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auabOH7UdNQ

I sincerely hope you are trolling. The zenbook looks absolutely NOTHING like the MBA.
    
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Meh, as awesome as it all sounds and looks, I just can't work on a 13in screen. Show me a 15in ultrabook and I'm in. How does anyone do anything efficiently with 13inches? No penis jokes

I'd show you the 3D CAD work I've done on a 13" i3 laptop (see sig rig), but that would be against my best interest (not like I don't trust you in particular for leaking out CAD models lol). It works quite well really, same resolution as most cheap 15" laptops, meaning anyone with decent eyes can do work. And it's even good for putting 2 documents side-by-side. My 15" 1080p Thinkpad T510 was awesome but this thing weighs roughly half as much as the Thinkpad, big sell point for me (oh, and I got it for under $450 including the SSD and 8GB of RAM).
 
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Intel HD 4000 performs at 8800GTX levels? I HIGHLY doubt that.
according to Anandtech's article about the HD 4000, even the HD 5570 is faster. a 8800gt is faster than the HD 5570. which is out classed by the 8800gtx.

Hmm, you're right. I compared purely based on 3DMark 11 scores.
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I own a 13.3 inch laptop that I use for school, I run word + chrome side by side effectively, when doing research and typing. I can also use SolidWorks, Autocad and CS5 effectively on it with its HD 3000 or GT540m. I love the portability and performance it offers. A larger screen would give me a bigger area to work with, but It wouldn't effect my productivity at all.
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These sound really awesome with Ivy Bridge, matte IPS display option, and backlit keyboard. I wonder how much the IPS upgrade will cost. Hopefully they fixed the trackpad because that was a complaint in a lot of reviews. I'm happy to see they finally got a backlit keyboard, it was a feature that most of it's competitors had and it lacked. I sure hope they get rid of the Mini VGA because it's quite laughable. I'd prefer a single Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt like the Air. At some point you have to do away with legacy items, especially with something as premium as this. Did I read this correctly, it almost sounds like there will be a 1920x1080 display option for the 11.6" model.eek.gif
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Matte screen options will be available on both new models, with the highest spec offering 1920 x 1080 resolution on an IPS display — that's for both the 13.3-inch UX31A and 11.6-inch UX21A.
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A 1920x1080 display on a 13.3" is crazy enough but on a 11.6" display is just downright mad. Unless they are doing some scaling tricks like with the new iPad, it seems like everything would be way too small to be readable. I'll believe this when I see it in the 11.6".
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The Asus UX32Vd will also include a switchable 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT620M graphics card.
But yea, they are not really meant for CAD. So far owning one of these seems a lot more meaningful than owning a MBA or MBP.
That sounds pretty sweet. I assume the savings is by using a cheaper body that's not made of all medal. A discreet GPU in an ultrabook sounds sweet even if it is pretty low end. Hopefully AMDs low voltage Trinity chips will give us some more discreet GPU class graphics options in an Ultrabook or Ultrathin as AMD calls them.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 3/12/12 at 8:15pm
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When is Apple going to sue them for blatantly copying the Macbook Air?
I mean they didn't just copied their product, the ASUS CEO has to copy Steve Jobs' style as well when debuting the Zenbook.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auabOH7UdNQ
Apple has already taken indirect actions to kill the production of the zenbook by strong-arming the company--can't remember off the top of my head--that manufactures the zenbooks whom also manufactures the iphone--to cease production of the zenbook or lose their contract with apple. This was in the news section within the past month or so. Here's one source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57376957-64/is-apple-putting-the-arm-on-ultrabook-contract-manufacturers/
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I sincerely hope you are trolling. The zenbook looks absolutely NOTHING like the MBA.

The Zenbook looks a lot like the MBA, all the way down to the tapered design. I don't think that means anything in terms of not being okay (I mean, how many different designs can you honestly have given the same hardware base to select from), but it does look incredibly similar to the MBA. Whether any of apple's patents have been infringed upon is another story, but I'm sure we'll hear about that soon, no doubt...
Edited by guyladouche - 3/12/12 at 8:05pm
    
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I sincerely hope you are trolling. The zenbook looks absolutely NOTHING like the MBA.

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Do you honestly believe that the "Zenbook looks absolutely NOTHING like the MBA"? Anyone with at least one eye can spot the obvious similarities, or even a blind person can by touching it.

I am not an Apple fanboy and I was actually very close to purchasing the Zenbook. However I am just not excited at the prospect that ASUS will in eventuality engage in a huge lawsuit battle with Apple, because it will not bold well for Zenbook owners.
Edited by Agent999 - 3/12/12 at 8:41pm
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Hmm, you're right. I compared purely based on 3DMark 11 scores.

Now this makes me even more excited about what Trinity has to offer on the graphics front.
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