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Looking for a good deal on an ultrabook.

dankmcnasty 1,088 30 September 14, 2015 at 11:23 PM
I am currently hovering over the $749 ASUS Zenbook UX305LA 13.3-inch IPS FHD / Core i5 / 8GB / 256GB SSD / 2.86lbs / Gold and the only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger is the price. Is there anything comparable for around the same price or less? I will even be willing to get a used one. Just want a good ultrabook and I think the ram should be 8 gigs atleast I know theres tons of 4 gig ram ultrabooks out there but since its soldered in there I wanna make sure I get atleast 8.

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I am currently hovering over the $749 ASUS Zenbook UX305LA 13.3-inch IPS FHD / Core i5 / 8GB / 256GB SSD / 2.86lbs / Gold and the only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger is the price. Is there anything comparable for around the same price or less? I will even be willing to get a used one. Just want a good ultrabook and I think the ram should be 8 gigs atleast I know theres tons of 4 gig ram ultrabooks out there but since its soldered in there I wanna make sure I get atleast 8.
It's currently out of stock, but the ASUS Zenbook UX305FA-USM1 Signature Edition is $599 after code SAVE100 from the Microsoft Store

Intel Core M-5Y10 800MHz
13.3" 1920 x 1080
8GB RAM
256GB

http://www.microsoftstore.com/sto....320751400
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It's currently out of stock, but the ASUS Zenbook UX305FA-USM1 Signature Edition is $599 after code SAVE100 from the Microsoft Store

Intel Core M-5Y10 800MHz
13.3" 1920 x 1080
8GB RAM
256GB

http://www.microsoftstore.com/sto....320751400

I was hoping for atleast an i5 how are those m processors?
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I was hoping for atleast an i5 how are those m processors?

http://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/comp...m_5y10-458

You can also get this Lenovo U31 for $569 (after using code USPU3EUS827) with the same i5 as your $749 ASUS configuration but you'll trade the 256GB SSD for a 500GB HDD with 8GB SSD


http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...eries/u31/
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http://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/comp...m_5y10-458

You can also get this Lenovo U31 for $569 (after using code USPU3EUS827) with the same i5 as your $749 ASUS configuration but you'll trade the 256GB SSD for a 500GB HDD with 8GB SSD


http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...eries/u31/
I was actually looking at that Lenovo also just not sure if its gonna be light and thin enough.
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I was actually looking at that Lenovo also just not sure if its gonna be light and thin enough.
Definitely a difference.

Lenovo is 0.76" inches thick and 3.31 lbs

ASUS is 0.58" inches thick and and 2.85 lbs
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Definitely a difference.

Lenovo is 0.76" inches thick and 3.31 lbs

ASUS is 0.58" inches thick and and 2.85 lbs
Thanks for all the help man I actually went ahead and pulled the trigger on the lenovo because the .2 inch and slight weight difference wasn't that big of a deal for me and I needed a computer. Then I find that I won't be receiving the laptop till about the 5th of next month. Is lenovo generally pretty slow with their deliveries? I was needing a laptop fairly quick.
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