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Laptop talk! Ultrabooks (slim laptops)

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Looking for the super slim style of laptop for my next one. Battery life is really important, and that is why I am going with these as they seem to have the best overall battery life out there.

Price range ... under $1000, but hopefully as close to 6-700 as possible. If I could get a backlit keyboard that would be amazing :toast:

What I am looking at ...

Toshiba Portege - 8 hour battery life, USB 3.0
Apple Macbook Air - 7 hours battery life
ASUS Zenbook - 7 hours battery life
HP Folio - 9 hours battery life


What do y'all think?
 
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Looking for the super slim style of laptop for my next one. Battery life is really important, and that is why I am going with these as they seem to have the best overall battery life out there.

Price range ... under $1000, but hopefully as close to 6-700 as possible. If I could get a backlit keyboard that would be amazing :toast:

What I am looking at ...

Toshiba Protegè - 8 hour battery life, USB 3.0
Apple Macbook Air - 7 hours battery life
ASUS Zenbook - 7 hours battery life
HP Folio - 9 hours battery life


What do y'all think?
What will you be using it for?
 
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I would consider the
Lenovo Yoga
Samsung Series 9
and LG Z330
 
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AMD Trinity powered ultrathins are coming out in a few months at 500-700 I believe.
are they going to be as powerful as an I3/5 and get the same long battery life?
 

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I would wait for the IVB Macbook Air if you like Macs, otherwise the extra iGPU performance won't help you for what you want to use the laptop for. So I would lean towards an Intel solution. The i5 typically hits that performance/power consumption sweet spot. I have a 13" Macbook Pro for work with an i5 and I love it. Does everything great except games (except Minecraft) and during normal usage I get between 6 and 7 hours of battery life.
 
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In effect, on the CPU end it -may- match an i3, or will perform just below, but you will save money overall, it will still do what you need, and with GPU acceleration on, depending on your web browser and what websites you visit, web browsing may be
faster.

Oh and if you ever decide to play a game you can at least know it will run. Lol
 
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hmmm, ok ... so a few months and those will be here?

Will they be made available in the ultrabooks?
 
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ooooooh, ok ... stupid marketing terms.