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post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

Seen one in stores, and they do look good.
College students like shiny things smile.gif

college students also need something that is going to hold up 4+ years of heavy usage.... cheep laptops don't, just sayin
post #42 of 58
I recommend this ultrabook:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215392 only $649.99

the specs:

nvidia gt 640m
i5-3317u
500gb hdd + 20gb ssd
4gb ram
14" 1366x768
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post #43 of 58
spec wise not bad for the money but I have never liked acers build quality... they just aren't durable
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spec wise not bad for the money but I have never liked acers build quality... they just aren't durable
Really?
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Acer-Aspire-S7-191-Ultrabook.87417.0.html
post #45 of 58
Yes, the aspire S7 is a departure from Acer's budget laptops, and is actually built really well. See it for yourself in a store.

If the (unreleased) U38N and BU400 weren't #1 and #2 on my list, I might get the acer (though it is quite expensive).
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post #46 of 58
You can get a Lenovo i3 from microcenter for under $400. If you intend to take this to class and I am sure you will want to take it everywhere and just toss it in your backpack and go from here to there and back again don't spend over $500 for a computer you're going to bash around. People live on ramen in University so spend the extra money on other things. Wait until you pay for textbooks....... LOL
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post #47 of 58
my notebooks are pretty cool, the sides are very fragile though... but has great battery life and charges really fast.



both are the same.
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post #48 of 58
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You can get a Lenovo i3 from microcenter for under $400. If you intend to take this to class and I am sure you will want to take it everywhere and just toss it in your backpack and go from here to there and back again don't spend over $500 for a computer you're going to bash around. People live on ramen in University so spend the extra money on other things. Wait until you pay for textbooks....... LOL

There ain't no microcenter down under! Sounds like there aren't many lenovos either.


And yes, the MBA is pretty much the bar for ultrabooks/ultraportables.
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post #49 of 58
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There ain't no microcenter down under! Sounds like there aren't many lenovos either.


And yes, the MBA is pretty much the bar for ultrabooks/ultraportables.

minus the OSx OS on it and the stoooooopid pricing yes... pricing they are about $300-500 off for what i would pay for one of them but hey, people pay for names an apple is good as selling theirs
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minus the OSx OS on it and the stoooooopid pricing yes... pricing they are about $300-500 off for what i would pay for one of them but hey, people pay for names an apple is good as selling theirs
So whats this fabled Ultrabook for 300-500 less that has a good 900p screen, a good sturdy non plastic shell and best in class keyboard/trackpad?
Hint, there isnt one really biggrin.gif
In the Ultrabook segment Apple and Windows OEMs are on par with pricing for what you get.

OP can you list some local stores/sites you have access to or you want to shop from?
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