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Old 07-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi !!

I want to buy an ultrabook for my management studies. I got a list of ultrabooks. My usage is documentation, real time processing softwares and general purposes like watching movies, songs. Upper limit cost $1500. As usual looking for better performance & good battery life.
Can u pls suggest for which could I opt for ?

Toshiba Portege Z835
Asus zenbook UX31E
HP Folio 13
Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 14z (X14z-2313SLV)
HP Envy Spectre 14
Lenovo Ideapad U410

Smaller hard disk with an external HD addon or a larger hard disk !!

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Asus Zenbook. I have this model (with a smaller SSD) and it is one hell of a machine.

Newegg.com - ASUS Zenbook UX31E-DH72 Ultrabook Intel Core i7 2677M(1.80GHz) 13.3" 4GB Memory DDR3 256GB SSD HDD Intel HD Graphics

I have a 3tb external USB 3.0 HDD for media

If you could wait just a little longer, you could get the 2nd gen Zenbooks with a 1080p IPS dedicated GPU, and Ivy Bridge.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Asus Zenbook. I have this model (with a smaller SSD) and it is one hell of a machine.

Newegg.com - ASUS Zenbook UX31E-DH72 Ultrabook Intel Core i7 2677M(1.80GHz) 13.3" 4GB Memory DDR3 256GB SSD HDD Intel HD Graphics

I have a 3tb external USB 3.0 HDD for media

If you could wait just a little longer, you could get the 2nd gen Zenbooks with a 1080p IPS dedicated GPU, and Ivy Bridge.
thanx @tj_extreme

BTW how much did the 3 TB external HD cost ?
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I got it on sale for lime $150, IIRC. Right now, they go for about $160-$170.

Newegg.com - Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive

That's the model I have.
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If you care about screen quality the Samsung Series 9 has a nicer display the the current Zenbook (not as nice as the Zenbook Prime though). Otherwise the Zenbook is the best buy.
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If you care about screen quality the Samsung Series 9 has a nicer display the the current Zenbook (not as nice as the Zenbook Prime though). Otherwise the Zenbook is the best buy.
Ture, true. It'd help if the OP put an intended purchase date...
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I think you should go with :Asus ZENBOOK UX31E-DH53 13.3" LED Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-2557M 1.70 GHz - 1600 x 900 WSXGA Display - 4 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Intel HD 3000 Graphics Card - Bluetooth - Webcam - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium - 7 Hour Battery - HDMI
Its really impressive one.
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