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My friend is in for a new laptop. budget is 1000. Little to no gaming at all. Need it to be nice and portable. Maybe an ultrabook. Maybe the Samsung series 9 or the Asus Zenbook primes. Need suggestions please.
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My friend is in for a new laptop. budget is 1000. Little to no gaming at all. Need it to be nice and portable. Maybe an ultrabook. Maybe the Samsung series 9 or the Asus Zenbook primes. Need suggestions please.

You hit on the two best options IMO. The Samsung series 9 is sturdy, durable, powerful, beautiful and now I find that they're reliable too (friend has one).
Also look at the Series 7 Chronos (touch; if it fits your requirement)
Same with the zenbook prime. Everything I said about the samsung is a little bit better in the zenbook prime. (Used for a short while, few hours. But its ASUS so reliability is not in question)

I'd want a Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T drool.gif

If not these two, look at the Portégé Z930 Ultrabook. I've heard good things about it.
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He just mentioned that he wanted a 15 in screen!
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He just mentioned that he wanted a 15 in screen!

Any more conditions?smile.gif

Look at the Samsung Series 9 15" Premium Ultrabooks. Model number begins with "NP900X4C", I believe.
Price ranges from 1000$ to 1700$ thumb.gif

And then there's the 15.6" ASUS Zenbook Prime UX51Vz. But its pricey and beyond your budget.
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My friend is in for a new laptop. budget is 1000. Little to no gaming at all. Need it to be nice and portable. Maybe an ultrabook. Maybe the Samsung series 9 or the Asus Zenbook primes. Need suggestions please.

Does this laptop work out for you?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/924651-REG/lenovo_59359559_y500_intel_i7_3630qm_16gb_ddr3_1tb_16gb_ssd_windows.html

Not sure if you live in US or not.
If you don't live in US, then pretend you don't see this.
If you do live in US, well, you are in luck.
This website is legit because it is from NYC, and you get free shipping and taxing.

(Not sure if they'll ship overseas to other countries)

Well, it is quite powerful for a 1000 dollar gaming laptop
GTX 650m SLI, man, it beat GTX 660m biggrin.gif
     
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