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I'm looking into getting a laptop for college and I cannot seem to find one that meets my needs. Does anyone here know a suitable gaming ultrabook? I want it to be as fast as possible but I want it sleek and thin as possible as well. I will be lugging it all around and it needs sufficient battery life for college uses so I can't buy a massive gaming laptop. Price would be around $1,500 but I'm open to all suggestions regardless of price. Thanks!

-Fallacy
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Clevo W110ER
Not quite a ultrabook, but it's 12 inch, good performance and good battery life.
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I'm looking into getting a laptop for college and I cannot seem to find one that meets my needs. Does anyone here know a suitable gaming ultrabook? I want it to be as fast as possible but I want it sleek and thin as possible as well. I will be lugging it all around and it needs sufficient battery life for college uses so I can't buy a massive gaming laptop. Price would be around $1,500 but I'm open to all suggestions regardless of price. Thanks!

-Fallacy

You're asking for something that probably doesn't exist, unless your library of games is mostly stuff 3 years or older. Even i7 ultrabook processors are still only dual cores, with less cache, and your turbo-boost of 3ghz is only going to last until the processor starts to heat up, then it'll throttle itself back until it finds a happy medium between speed and temperature.

There's a few options out there, but Vizio seems to pay more attention to performance over form and function than the other guys right now. With how the market for *books flips, I'm probably out of date though, not having read anything in the last week. biggrin.gif

Here's an old review from December
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Vizio CN15-A5 has some great specs, great design, and it's at an awesome price
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Clevo W110ER
Not quite a ultrabook, but it's 12 inch, good performance and good battery life.

11.6"?
i5?
8GB DDR3?
650M?
750GB 7200RPM?
$775

What's the catch? Does it explode when you turn it on?
And who are Sager I have never had one of their products?

I am highly interested in a new 11.6" laptop and that looks very good, especially for how cheap it is...
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Sager is a known brand, but ironically, I don't know anyone who owns one.
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Sager is a known brand, but ironically, I don't know anyone who owns one.

I own one. Amazing laptop. Built like a brick, completely flawless. Insanely easy to upgrade anything and everything. Great CS (I've never used it, a friend did with his after he got water on it doh.gif). Great (probably best I've ever seen) price;performance ratio. Really nothing to complain about.
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Thanks for the suggestions! anything else? I have looked at sager a lot, mostly the 15inch version for the power, but the battery life is terrible and its a bit large.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

-Fallacy
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There is no such thing as a thin gaming laptop with a long battery life, i'm afraid.

 

With laptops you are either paying a premium for gaming components or for a long battery life. Ultrabook are more target toward people who want the latter, though I advise you do not buy one since they are really closed, even more than standard laptops.

 

One of my friend recently got a X230 and he seems to enjoy it.

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/webca/LenovoPortal/en_CA/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=950D98E384F2E91BB80653E207BA4D54

 

He get around 15h of battery life on it. It's also not an ultrabook, which mean that it can be upgraded.

 

Only issue is that there is no dedicated graphics, but you're going to have a hard time to find a real portable computer that will allow you to game.

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