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Damn. This makes my Samsung 9 series notebook look like crap.

I wish I saw this coming. That 1080p IPS is just amazing. The videocard is a blowout bonus sad-smiley-002.gif
 
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you mean it is possible to do in windows? could you send me a link on how to do it, if it is? i've been looking for info like that.
i've read it's impossible because apple doesn't use the standard optimus drivers. however, yeah it's easy to do in osx. i know there an add on in osx i mean

My TV did it for me once, painful process, except it worked. I'll find the name of the addon tonight as it's long gone, i'll be a while though.
EDIT: Plus i wouldn't suggest it, the fans on the GPUs' went 100% and that isn't what i feel safe having 24/7. (GPU activity would have been zero).
Edited by rainbowhash - 9/12/12 at 11:55pm
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OK, here's my input on the U500 : http://www.ultrabookreview.com/1948-asus-zenbook-u500-review/ .

The article is an in-depth preview, as i couldn't focus on benchmark results. But i am speaking about the hardware, gaming performances, potential heating problems, etc There are also some videos showing how it can handle games and how it goes in terms of temperatures.

Let me know what do you think and if you have any other questions... shoot tongue.gif
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OK, here's my input on the U500 : http://www.ultrabookreview.com/1948-asus-zenbook-u500-review/ .
The article is an in-depth preview, as i couldn't focus on benchmark results. But i am speaking about the hardware, gaming performances, potential heating problems, etc There are also some videos showing how it can handle games and how it goes in terms of temperatures.
Let me know what do you think and if you have any other questions... shoot tongue.gif

The battery life seems pretty damn disappointing. Ultrabooks will probably be better off once Haswell hits the ground.
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It's so beautiful drool.gif
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the finish is too shiny and tacky, like the original one. the series 7 has a much nicer finish, but the screen is way worse. series 7 with retina display (samsung manufactures rmbp display) could be awesome. or just samsung ips display at 1080p
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The battery life seems pretty damn disappointing. Ultrabooks will probably be better off once Haswell hits the ground.
Yeah, with 3 hours, I'd just go with a gaming laptop and a rolling backpack.
post #48 of 183
I dont like the look. I tried the smaller version and for some reason i have this felling you cant really use these kind of laptops for any type of serious work. Kind of like what a TAB is right now. If you want a nice looking slim laptop stick to MAC.
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Originally Posted by MikeTLB View Post

OK, here's my input on the U500 : http://www.ultrabookreview.com/1948-asus-zenbook-u500-review/ .
The article is an in-depth preview, as i couldn't focus on benchmark results. But i am speaking about the hardware, gaming performances, potential heating problems, etc There are also some videos showing how it can handle games and how it goes in terms of temperatures.
Let me know what do you think and if you have any other questions... shoot tongue.gif

RAID 0 only gives the storage amount of one drive, unless it's different for SSD's. You put 256 GB of storage from RAID 0 of two 128 GB SSD's.
Edited by Bitech - 9/15/12 at 11:35pm
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OMG Do want!!! Not a huge fan of the numpad though :/
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