Originally Posted by ivr56
Find me a Ultrabook form factor
laptop with a 1600p or 1800p IPS screen and a full mobile processor and a SSD not a dinky ULV.
That is not made of plastic and has a good keyboard/trackpad. Also if they let you walk in and get it repaired (If needed)in person on factory warranty at dozens of locations thats a plus too.
Mac's cost the way they cost for a reason. Its more then power power power.
Well, minus the screen, the Asus zenbook line.
The UX31A-DB71 has a 13" 1080p, a Core i7, ~8 hour battery (2 hours more than the mac book), 256GB SSD (Sata 3), while also being lighter and $200 less expensive. It's in an all metal case, has a really nice keyboard (well, I'm typing on a UX32a right now) and trackpad....
I've yet to EVER need to get a laptop repaired, so the last point is irrelevant. Seriously. Breaking a laptop takes talent. I've dropped this one while running, and even with its cheap HDD (I bought the $700 model), it still works great.
So, technically its better and less expensive...
Also a 1600p or 1800p screen doesn't exist on an ultra book.... yet. Intel is planning to intro 3840x2160 this year though.
While I do admit that Apple's prices on laptops is getting better, it's still got a nice "status-symbol" price.
And you can flip the argument as well. Show me a macbook with an Ultrabook form factor, 13", core i5, SSD, metal-case etc. For sub $1000. The Asus UX31A-DH51 does it.Edited by doomlord52 - 2/13/13 at 12:10pm