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So I really want an ultrabook to have a computer when I am not at home. I really like ultrabooks as they are thin as heck, don't weigh a ton, run windows, and I can do a lot of the stuff I do on my regular computer. I really just haven't been keeping up on the market though and don't know what is best.

I got to see some ultrabooks at CES like the Samsung 13" and 14", and the Asus Zenbook, but I really couldn't tell much about them as they looked and felt kind of the same tongue.gif.

What I plan to use it for is watching movies, lots of web browsing, and Microsoft Office stuff.

Also, do you think ultrabooks would be any good with a type of low level gaming like the free version of Arma 2? Pretty low graphics, and the ultrabooks have like core i5's and i7's. Finally, when do you think high resolution "retina" displays will come to them, or is 1600x900/1440x900 enough on a 13" screen?

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Finally, when do you think high resolution "retina" displays will come to them, or is 1600x900/1440x900 enough on a 13" screen?

It's a good enough res for that size IMO. My friend's 15.6" is 1080p, and I think stuff is almost too small on that screen. I don't see how you'd benefit in any way from higher resolution except when viewing high quality photos, etc. For web browsing you'd have to zoom in anyway, and when watching movies it'll just be upscaled.
 
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It's a good enough res for that size IMO. My friend's 15.6" is 1080p, and I think stuff is almost too small on that screen. I don't see how you'd benefit in any way from higher resolution except when viewing high quality photos, etc. For web browsing you'd have to zoom in anyway, and when watching movies it'll just be upscaled.

I agree. Got my mom an ultrabook for her birthday and at 720p it looks perfect, 1080 would be hard to read on it IMO. And as others have said, wait for IVB, if the heat issues ARE correct, might have to wait a little while for a new stepping but worth it if you can stick the wait out. Got to play with the desktop version of it at work and it's onboard graphics are pretty impressive.
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Got to play with the desktop version of it at work and it's onboard graphics are pretty impressive.

Like what can you tell me out them?
    
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