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High resolution laptop/ultrabooks

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  1. Hotobu

    Hotobu New Member

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    Hello,

    I haven't been in the market for a laptop in a while, but am considering a new one. Right now I've got a 13.3" screen running at 1366x768 resolution and am a bit tired of it. The screen size is just about right (I don't want anything bigger than 14"), but I'd like a high quality/resolution display in something that isn't a Mac. My other goal is a 6 hour battery minimum. Can anyone suggest a few models out there worth looking at? I've tried searching the net for models with these specs, but with the new Ivy Bridge ultrabooks starting to roll out I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.

    BTW I'm not sure about price as of yet. I just want to see what's out there right now.
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    Sony Vaio Z, Asus UX31 off the top of my head. Not many others offer higher res screen, HP Folio 13 or Spectre 14 might
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    Spectre does, Folio doesn't. The other's do as well of course. Thanks for the reply I really thought there'd be more models that weren't THAT expensive.
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    I also don't like them because they're bulky, but yeah 6 hour battery life minimum is mandatory. As far as I can tell the UX31 is the best thing going for the price, but apparently the viewing angle is kinda meh, and the screen is glossy. I'm also not a fan of "dongle connectivity." I guess I can live with it, but in the case that I need one of the standard laptop ports I'd hate to just not have that connection with me at the time. I'm gonna keep my eye on the zenbook line though.

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