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I can configure the Sony with an i7 and 8GB ram for the same price as the i5, 4GB Samsung.

Issues are Samsung is limited to that 4GB and the Sony has many reported wifi issues.

Any thoughts? I don't need the i7 or extra 4GB but they would be nice to get for the same price. Also note the Samsung has an outrageous resolution.
    
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how about the lenovo yogapad pro 2? it's on sale right now for $1080 (EPP). i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD, 3200x1800 res.
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Not a bad deal. I'm checking it out. Thanks.
    
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The 3200x1800 panel is kinda misleading. It uses an RGBW layout, which basically means each pixel has two subpixels instead of the regular three. Samsung has an i7/8GB/256GB SSD version of the AB9+ for preorder, if you're interested.

http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/NP940X3G-K04US

However, for $1800, I would take the Zenbook UX301LA any day. i7-4558U with Iris graphics, 2560x1440 display with IGZO technology, RAID-0 SSDs, WiFi ac, and a gorilla glass covered body that's essentially scratch proof.

http://www.adorama.com/ASUX301DH71T.html

I was extremely sure I was going to get the Yoga 2 Pro, but it was a case of getting-what-you-paid-for the more I looked into it. I've seen all sorts of issues reported by users: bad color reproduction (especially yellow), plastic build that leaves a lot to desire, painting chipping, oil stains on the trackpad, uneven keyboard backlighting, wifi issues. The price and multiple form factors are the only thing going for it.
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However, for $1800, I would take the Zenbook UX301LA any day. i7-4558U with Iris graphics, 2560x1440 display with IGZO technology, RAID-0 SSDs, WiFi ac, and a gorilla glass covered body that's essentially scratch proof.

http://www.adorama.com/ASUX301DH71T.html
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1800 for a 13" Ultrabook with a ULV only?
Better value would be a MBP Retina 13" (2650x1600 IPS) at that price range. Just as portable, more power and chances just as long on a charge
(1800) 2.6Ghz i5 Haswell (Full Voltage), Iris, 8GB DDR3-1600, 512GB Samsung PCI-E SSD
(1500) 2.4Ghz i5 Haswell (Full Voltage), Iris, 8GB DDR3-1600, 256GB Samsung PCI-E SSD

Dual boot and get benefits of OSX (Such as better HDPI Scaling) and Windows in one package.
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1800 for a 13" Ultrabook with a ULV only?
Better value would be a MBP Retina 13" (2650x1600 IPS) at that price range. Just as portable, more power and chances just as long on a charge
(1800) 2.6Ghz i5 Haswell (Full Voltage), Iris, 8GB DDR3-1600, 512GB Samsung PCI-E SSD
(1500) 2.4Ghz i5 Haswell (Full Voltage), Iris, 8GB DDR3-1600, 256GB Samsung PCI-E SSD

Dual boot and get benefits of OSX (Such as better HDPI Scaling) and Windows in one package.

That's actually pretty damn nice. But I would still go for the Zenbook. A large percentage of my time on a laptop is spent laying down with it on my chest. In that scenario, having a touchscreen is pretty nice. The Haswell ULVs are plenty fast for almost everything.
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