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I am looking to buy a haswell notebook when they will become available and was wondering which is preferred, a laptop or an ultrabook.

What are the advantages / disadvantages or each?

Weight, battery life, anything else? please write.

Also, any idea which brands will release new haswell laptops or ultrabooks, and when?
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I am looking to buy a haswell notebook when they will become available and was wondering which is preferred, a laptop or an ultrabook.

What are the advantages / disadvantages or each?

Weight, battery life, anything else? please write.

Also, any idea which brands will release new haswell laptops or ultrabooks, and when?

Well, the advantages of laptop is that it has powerful specs compare to ultrabook such as CPU and GPU. Laptop can be category as non-gaming and gaming one, so if you are into gaming then it is recommended to go with laptop with Intel CPU and dedicated GPU.

Laptop tend to be heavier, bulkyish, thicker and poor battery life than ultrabook.

Ultrabook is basically vice versa what I said what the laptop.

It's thin, light, portable, decent battery life, less powerful but it'll get the job done. It's best if you are mostly traveling back and forth and use for non-gaming stuff.

I don't know much about Intel Haswell's Laptop, so you are going to have to wait for someone to answer that. I pretty much answer most of your questions except the Haswell, sorry.

In my opinion, I would asked yourself this.

- What am I planning to do with this laptop or ultrabook?
     
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I don't plan to use it for gaming, just for work

So as long as the ultrabook's specs suit me, I should go with that instead of a laptop

But I heard about some powerful ultrabooks (even with i7 cpu)
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I don't plan to use it for gaming, just for work

So as long as the ultrabook's specs suit me, I should go with that instead of a laptop

But I heard about some powerful ultrabooks (even with i7 cpu)

Well, it's pointless to grab an i7 on an ultrabooks.
I mean it is better if you are doing multitasking purpose because of quad cores however it appear you aren't so it's a waste of extra money IMO.

i5 is better for your needs.

i5 ULV I mean which is i5 U I think.
     
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Yeah go for an Ultrabook if you're only going to use it for work and stuff. The superior battery life, portability is totally worth it.
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I only meant that it exists; You wrote that laptops are more powerful, but I saw i7 on ultrabooks as well.

Yes I think an i5 ultrabook is what ill go for when haswell chips are out

Any idea when?
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I only meant that it exists; You wrote that laptops are more powerful, but I saw i7 on ultrabooks as well.

Yes I think an i5 ultrabook is what ill go for when haswell chips are out

Any idea when?

Well, it depend if i7 is a regular mobile CPU or ULV which is ultra-low voltage.

If it's a ULV which "most" ultrabooks have ULV CPU aren't that fast compare to a regular mobile CPU.

Laptop are powerful because in term of CPU and GPU. Laptops have a powerful dedicated GPU that can play any hard-core games easily while ultrabook can't even touch it or struggles to.

Then again it's just a personal preference.
     
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For non gaming I would definitely go with a ultrabook over the laptop. Battery life should be at least 10 hours with haswell. Plus you can get a keyboard and mouse if need be for more productivity.

As far as when you can buy haswell ultrabook it should be within the next couple weeks. One may be sooner than that but I would wait for a significant number to come out to make sure your get the best deal/features.
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For office work, an i3 is already sufficient. Use the money for a SSD, as a system with an i3 + SSD is going to feel more responsive than an i5 + HDD. Even an AMD A4 APU would be sufficient.
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Laptop tend to be heavier, bulkyish, thicker and poor battery life than ultrabook.

Ultrabook is basically vice versa what I said what the laptop.

It's thin, light, portable, decent battery life, less powerful but it'll get the job done. It's best if you are mostly traveling back and forth and use for non-gaming stuff.

Battery life is rather on par Laptop vs Ultrabook I'd say.
My MBP will easily surpass/match most Ultrabooks in battery. So can my brothers 2011 15" Samsung Chronos.

If you move around alot with your computer at work I'd also go with a Ultrabook with a good screen; MBA, Zenbook Prime or Lenovo Yoga. i5 ULV, 4GB+, SSD standard and a 900p - 1080p Screen is great for office work.Its worth mentioning the Zenbook Prime I believe comes with adapters for external monitors in the box so you can quickly hook up a monitor or projector for presentations or added workspace.
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