Best value/money ultrabook.
I thnk Asus UX32LN takes the cake. There is nothing better out there.
>Inb4 Fagbook Air
Mfw you cannot buy that thing here anywhere.
>tfw can't afford an XPS 15
I still have the asus ux31 1600x900 after two years of constant use and it is still amazing. It is the best tech investment I've ever made.
It can run csgo and wow, and that's enough for me.
But I mostly use it for programming.
in the market for an ultrabook right now. was going to get the ux303ln until i learned that it has a shit display, that i asume this model does too. Now thinking the lenovo x1 carbon 2014 model is the best way to go. thoughts?
Not a single mention of the Dell XPS 13? C'mon /g/uys.
Ok let me expand on it then:
-The wifi drivers suck and it loses connection and reconnects all the damn time
-The battery life (advertised as 9 hours) is closer to 3 hours after 6 months of use - and the battery is not replaceable
-It comes installed with tons of bullshit and a start screen fully packed with shit "apps"
Pros: nice design - decent trackpad - light
And who gives a fuck about backlit keys? I touch type.
>-The wifi drivers suck and it loses connection and reconnects all the damn time
Sounds like a network issue, or a bad card. Modern drivers, even MS' own out of the box drivers don;t normally have these issues
>-The battery life (advertised as 9 hours) is closer to 3 hours after 6 months of use - and the battery is not replaceable
Now that sounds like bullshit, or a damaged battery. Warranty should cover that.
>-It comes installed with tons of bullshit and a start screen fully packed with shit "apps"
Like every laptop ever?
Why do you nignogs mind so much for a whole kilo of weight on your laptops? It sure is nice and impressive to have a piece of technology that small, fragile and aestethic but paying a premium for such a gimmick seem like something a 12 year old girl would do.
high battery life, low weight, build quality, and a good quality high res screen are the features I want
If you buy something with a videocard in it you'll always sacrifice some of the above features. if you aren't going to play games this is obviously a pretty dumb move.
Even if you are going to play games, intel hd 4000+ is relatively capable all things considered. On ultra settings? no. But low-medium it can handle most current games, which is great considering what you're trying to run it on. I have a desktop for gaming at home. I don't expect that kind of power to be portable.
Have one of these and i would say it's pretty ok!
The absolutely worst part is the keybard and the audio jack, can handle some games but don't expect too much! if i could get a do over i would probably get the one w/o dedicated gpu and put money towards turning my current rig wich i don't have at my location to a smaller form factor.
>2.5" drive bay
Not bad, mang
Ehhh... Well, I guess for the money it's hard to complain.
The UX303LN seems even better
Shame the battery will probably be dead in 3 minutes.
My 2012 VAIO SVZ is still better for me.
Slower than my i7-3612QM
Smaller storage and slower than the 2x128GB drives running in RAID0 in my Z
Heavier and thicker than my 2 year old laptop.
Only major deficiency is the lack of a video card. But then again, I don't play games on a laptop. When I do , I have my desktop anyway.
Posted wrong image. That's the prototype VAIO tablet/Z replacement.
am i the only one who actually realizes that all these shit brands have insane markup while apple gives retailers only a 5% profit margin? if anything, wouldn't this TECHNICALLY mean macbucks have greater value/money? i mean they sell it near what they buy it at. asus is marked up to like 35%.
anyone? not even shilling just intrigued.
Yes it's not cheap but it's worth it. Name a better thin laptop.
>best laptop screen
>best built quality
>great battery life
>great resell value
>rockets to 100+ degrees and throttles to 800MHz under any load
>paying $1300 for same performance as used $200 craptop
Maybe you should name one first.
>There is nothing better out there.
gr8 b8 m8 i r8 8/8
And I suppose the macbook is playing crysis the entire time
12 hours real world usage with wifi on, web browsing, music playing, and note taking
>an car battery
I'm sorry that you're a manlet, but it weighs about the same as a kitten.
>But it's also thicker and heavier than a
>and has a bad low res 16:9 TN screen.
>it's bad if a PC has these characteristics
>it's great if macshit has these characteristics
>all these poorfags arguing over pleb shit
Stand aside peasants.
>best laptop screen
nope just ridiculous definition but not in term of coor rendering
>best built quality
quality feel is not objective, breakdowns are. not the best but still in the top 5
it's a non-design
not since 2011 deal wih it, the catchers have catched that + non tuch screen
same shitty chicklet like any modern laptop, have the advantage to be cheap and quite hard to kill
like all the major PC OS, GNU/linux has it's advantages, windows is great too
>great battery life
like any other laptop it will decline afer 2 years and a half
>great resell value
you get this one
sorry dude but the alternatives are worth it and really better than you imagine. For instance, the surface pro 3 kicks it in every way
>nope just ridiculous definition but not in term of coor rendering
Name a better one.
>quality feel is not objective, breakdowns are. not the best but still in the top 5
So what's the best? Thinkpad W/T/X-series?
>it's a non-design
How? It minimalist. Is it not a design because it isn't overdesigned?
>not since 2011 deal wih it, the catchers have catched that + non tuch screen
So which laptop again has a better touchpad? Also touch is awkward on normal laptops.
>same shitty chicklet like any modern laptop, have the advantage to be cheap and quite hard to kill
Still has a better feel than others. Not all chiclet keyboards are the same.
>like all the major PC OS, GNU/linux has it's advantages, windows is great too
Well I guess it's subjective but it does handle scaling the best which is important with high ppi displays.
>like any other laptop it will decline afer 2 years and a half
But it still starts with more battery life than others.
>For instance, the surface pro 3 kicks it in every way
It's a tablet. Has a low res screen and a non-rigid keyboard with a worse touchpad. Also less ports.
To clarify my reasoning here:
14" fullHD screen
Up to 16GB memory
500 GB SSD possible
>those iris pro 5200 graphics
price is good (~1400 dollars for that)
Comes without windows (this saves on the price as well, I have my own windows install here so why pay for one extra?)
I ordered mine yesterday.
For people thinking about the keyboard issue, that's long fixed.
>surface pro 3
>too high dpi
>shitty os that can't scale up
>pen for taking notes on a COMPUTER
>shitty keyboard is an accessory
>all the weight is on the top
>>too high dpi
It's still low enough to be able to work with native scaling.
>>shitty os that can't scale up
It works pretty well. It's just that some programs have no scaling.
What? How is it useless? It's great to browse the internet with and read PDFs.
>>pen for taking notes on a COMPUTER
And what's wrong with that? It works great. Gives you more freedom and flexibility than paper.
Fair point. Although one gets used to it.
>>shitty keyboard is an accessory
Fair point. It's also quite expensive for a keyboard.
>>all the weight is on the top
Fair. I prefer the convertible design like the Thinkpad Yoga or Thinkpad X Tablet.
It's a nice compromise between portability and size.
>freedom and flexibility
>implying I need to do anything other than write letters
>some programs have no scaling, which is why the surface shouldn't have such a high dpi screen
If I spend $1000+ on a laptop I expect better
Thinkpad W520, what i'm using right now
comparable battery life in yosemite