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post #1 of 15
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Hello

I want to buy a new laptop or ultrabook but read that some Ivy Bridge models are more powerful than Haswell ones

For example Ive read that the I5-4200U Haswell is less powerful than the I5-3210M Ivy Bridge

Please enlighten me as to which generation I should go for.

Also, what are the advantages of Haswell over Ivy Bridge?
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I would buy Haswell without a second thought. Haswell CPU's are a LOT more power efficient than IVY Bridge, and unless you plan on keeping your laptop charging 24/7, you can get at least 7+ hours of battery off of Haswell. Most Haswell Laptops have about 7 hours of battery.  I.E. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Pro 2 Has 9 hours of battery, Samsung Series 9 has a 7 hour battery

 

The reason why the I5-4200U is less powerful than the I5-3210M, if i am correct is that the Ivy Bridge has a power power hungry CPU (M-series) while the Haswell has a power saver CPU  (U-series)

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Those two are very expensive

Are there any decent I5 models which are less expensive?

Either laptop or an ultrabook, any suggestions?
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yeah sure, hold on a sec,

just how much are you hoping to spend, and what are you looking to use it or (ex. do you need a deadicated GPU for gaming)

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I live in Israel so the prices are quire different.
Give me some examples and I will tell you which are in my budget, assuming they are available here.\
I want an I5 Haswell, No need for a strong GPU. Just office work and such.
Laptop or Ultrabook, at least 4GB of memory, preferred 6GB.
Anything else?
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Originally Posted by beta_0 View Post

I live in Israel so the prices are quire different.
Give me some examples and I will tell you which are in my budget, assuming they are available here.\
I want an I5 Haswell, No need for a strong GPU. Just office work and such.
Laptop or Ultrabook, at least 4GB of memory, preferred 6GB.
Anything else?

yeah actually, I forgot to mention this last time, as laptops now are running windows 8, I personally like a touch screen. is a touch screen something you are looking for?

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Not at all, just a laptop or ultrabook with keyboard and a mouse I can attach to.
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Cool, A lot of manufactures are in the process of refreshing their lineups with Haswell Ultrabooks, so I am not seeing many lower-priced Haswell laptops:

Here is one that is currently availible

 

Acer Aspire V5-573-6438: $680

Unfortunately, I cant find many more, so my recommendation is to wait just a little longer until laptops like the Lenovo U330/U430 Ultrabooks come out. The lenovos laptops have 10 hours of battery and should be in your price range

 

If you cant wait, then I would suggest settling for an Ivy Bridge with a solid battery life, this may end up being a good path because you should be able to find a good amout of Ivy Bridges on sale

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post #9 of 15
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I will wait for the U330/U430 then. When will it be out?
Any other future models worth checking?

About the current model available, I found a similar model: ACER ASPIRE V5 V5-571-53334G50MASS, any idea if it is the same as the one in the link?

Also: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2049092/5-of-the-best-haswell-powered-notebooks-you-can-buy-today.html

Thanks
Edited by beta_0 - 10/26/13 at 10:47am
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If this - http://alaqsa.com.pk/acer-aspire-v5-571g-touch-screen.html is the one you are refering to, they are different, the one you mentioned has an Ivy bridge instead of haswell, 4gb of ram instead of the 8gb on the one i mentioned. It does have a discrete GPU though, which is nice, and a 500gb hard drive instead of 750gb one. 

This says the U330 is available in Germany, but not when it will be available worldwide. . looks like the U430 may be available in the USA, its on the Best Buy website for $650USD. Im not sure as to any more than that, but i would figure it should be out by the end of this year

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