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Lenovo - IdeaPad U530 Touch Ultrabook 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop

megaabite 2 10 December 12, 2013 at 09:42 AM More Best Buy Deals
Looking for the best deal on a laptop with touch-screen, 1920x1080, and i5 or i7.
Not required but prefer backlit keyboard, quad core, HDMI output, good battery life, +SSD or hybrid

Spent the last week hunting around after visiting Best Buy. So far I cannot do better than this Lenovo U530 [bestbuy.com] for $799+tax.

Would have taken this deal if we had been ready Asus Notebook, 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Touchscreen, I5, 750gb HDD, 6gb Ram - $649+Tax-($50 GC later) Maybe it will come back.

TIA for your ideas!

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I'm pretty sure that there is no such thing as an ultrabook with a quad core processor. (unless of course it has a baytrail atom). ULV core i processors are only dual core as far as i know.

That u530 actually looks like a pretty solid deal on a haswell. I have the u530's little brother, the u430, and i love it! It's slightly dumbed down from the u530(i5-4200, 4gb ram, 900p screen) but i figure they're similar enough on the inside. It's a solidly build laptop with great battery life. I can squeeze 6-8 hours out of mine if i keep it at 50-60% brightness.

The bright spot of the Asus is that it has an IPS screen, which i don't think the u530 has. I'd go with the lenovo because the battery life listed for the asus on BB is only 4.5 hours, which means you can probably only get that if you stretch it out, whereas the u530 has a 6-8 hour potential.
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Don't much care about ultrabook vs laptop as it all seems pretty blurred. Just looking at the specs.

Glad to hear that the construction is solid. That is one of my top concerns but you never know until you get it.

Seems like battery life is a problem everywhere. Most of the reviews on lenovo.com say they are disappointed about the battery life of the U530.
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