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So what do you guys reckon? I'm after the cheapest Sandy Bridge 12" laptop when they come out (so I guess I'm looking at a i5-2520M). Just need to know how much to budget for really, and whether I'm going to be able to get one pretty close to release day, or whether I'll have to wait till they come down in price a bit.
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12" laptops with ULV processors will like start at $799
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
12" laptops with ULV processors will like start at $799
Second this opinion. But maybe by the time it comes out you can get one of the current i series ULVs for much less.
     
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Ah, I'm not after a ULV processor, I want a full-fat albeit cheap one
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Ah, I'm not after a ULV processor, I want a full-fat albeit cheap one
At 12 inches it might be expensive/difficult and not to mention a bad idea to get a non-ULV because the other chips will need much better cooling from being in such a confined space. Outside of gaming and serious multimedia creation work I don't really see the reason to have anything beyond a ULV (i7-630UM or something similar are great chips). In a laptop that size I would want something that didn't require high wattage because there will be greatly reduced battery life as a result.
     
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Probably about $1100 if you get a nice Lenovo x200-something model. They make them with 2.66ghz I7's, yet still get pretty impressive battery life.
    
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It's for serious multimedia production - music production to be precise, with use in a live environment (I use my rig for production atm, but it's not practical to take it out to clubs ). It's gotta be a proper i5, can't stoop to a ULV (I don't see the point in the ULVs anyway, way as well save the cash and get an Atom netbook *shrug*)

Maybe 12" is unrealistic, but the smaller the better. Even 15" laptops are a pain in the ass to get into a DJ booth with the other equipment.

Anyone thinking about recommending a MacBook can get out now.
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I was going to say just get a used macbook and put something else on it like...Linux.

Now to be serious, the 12inch range is just tough for a "reasonable" price and especially having a "full sized" CPU. Whether the CPU you listed in the OP has a small enough wattage and thermal need will determine if you can get that in a 12 inch.

LOL I went digging around newegg and non of the 12inchers I would recommend however I found these that don't seem bad:

13.3 inch the Toshiba Portege @800 with a "full size" i5-460M 4GB and a 500GB HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214024
     
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Hmm, it's looking ok for Sandy Bridge when it comes out then, assuming that the prices stay in line with current (after a few months, after the "new tech price hike" that is bound to happen)
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