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Asus Zenbook UX32VD
$1250 (approx)
13.3" 1080p screen
i7 3517U
6GB RAM
GT620M
18mm thick
1.45kg (3.2lb)
~5-7 hour battery depending on use

The only aspects of the Zenbook that I don't like is that it has 2GB ram soldered to the motherboard and it lacks an ethernet port. I'd rather have one with 2 free slots or 4GB soldered to the motherboard. I'm still considering it, though.
Edited by staryoshi - 10/24/12 at 9:09am
    
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post #12 of 16
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How about the Sony Vaio S series? It's thin and light, 13" variant is about 3.8 lbs, can be upgraded to 1600x900 matte screen and a GT 640M LE graphics card. Processors are all 35W so nothing too power hungry. The 15" variant is 4.4 lbs and has a 1080p IPS screen. Both should fit pretty well in your price range if you don't get any hard drive upgrades, I'm assuming you are going to borrow the SSD from your old laptop? If not you can buy one aftermarket, still should be well within $1500.
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644768015

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post #13 of 16
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Guess I neglected your post redface.gif The 13.3" model is in the running, currently.
Edited by staryoshi - 10/24/12 at 9:28am
    
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post #14 of 16
tongue.gif np. Just FYI the 13" doesn't have an IPS screen like the 15" does, in case that matters to you.
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post #15 of 16
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tongue.gif np. Just FYI the 13" doesn't have an IPS screen like the 15" does, in case that matters to you.

IPS panels have never been significant to me. I'm happy with solid picture quality/resolution. In fact with a laptop I'd prefer to have a minimal viewing angle to negate prying eyes wink.gif

You know what would make me happy? A quality 27" 2560x1440 TN panel tongue.gif Just sayin'.
    
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