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|02-12-2013 06:32 AM|
|02-12-2013 06:26 AM|
|02-10-2013 06:54 PM|
speaking of standards if this laptop is indeed exactly 0.83 inches high, then it technically misses the ultrabook standard (max 21mm= 0.827 inches). Intel must have given this laptop some grace marks !!
Gentlemen, this is the most obese ultrabook you will find. So obese, that you may actually even be tempted to not think of this as an ultrabook... but hey... did someone mention that in this thread?
|02-10-2013 12:16 AM|
|RainFall||As someone who got the Staples Asus netbook deal, a windows 8 machine without touchscreen is not worth having. The touchscreen is so f'in nice that there is no way i'd ever skimp on it again on a win8 device.|
|02-09-2013 05:52 PM|
|02-09-2013 05:47 PM|
If your need isn't urgent (keep in mind that even if you think it is, it might not actually be), then hang around, keep an eye on the laptop deals that get posted and read the comments. You'll eventually get a feel for what makes a good deal and when a great one comes along, you might realize it before the rest of us.
|02-09-2013 05:27 PM|
|sallii3||umm...so is this a good deal? LOL|
|02-09-2013 03:32 PM|
4.5 pounds is fairly light for a 15.6 inch laptop at this price point. Obviously there are lighter ones out there but at 300.00+ more than this.
|02-09-2013 02:06 PM|
|02-09-2013 06:12 AM|
|Apex||My desktop almost fits their definition of an Ultrabook.|
|02-09-2013 02:03 AM|
|phedoblue||screw i3, my i7 asus U36S ultrabook is 380$, pass, next deal please|
|02-09-2013 01:38 AM|
I can see how people might expect more from an "Ultrabook" though, seeing as Intel originally debuted the category as products that would compete with other thin and light models like the Macbook Air. They didn't provide very strict requirements though, so you end up with notebooks like this carrying that name, despite not being near the same category in terms of portability or features. This system does look reasonably thin compared to most other notebooks in this price range though.
|02-09-2013 01:27 AM|
Regardless of whose fault it is, I'm sure we can all agree that the term "Ultrabook" has been grossly abused.
"Ultrabook" was marketed and understood by many as laptops that were both portable and powerful. Many people, myself included, have always associated "Ultrabook" with the term "ultraportable" that came before it. So it is frustrating to look for Ultrabooks and find such heavy laptops.
4.5lbs is very heavy. Heavier than many 17" laptops. It's also not very portable.
So I might go a little further and say what an "Ultrabook" (if the term was used usefully and properly), should be. It should match all the specifications given and a few more. It should be something special that is both "ultraportable" and has the power of a good laptop.
And besides, a lot of these people aren't really saying that this is a bad deal just because it doesn't match their definition of "Ultrabook". They're basically saying that this product is not a good product for the price, and are bewildered that it is being marketed as an "Ultrabook". Now it might have skewed their perception a bit, because they expected an "Ultrabook", but it doesn't change their opinion's validity.
|02-09-2013 01:04 AM|
|02-09-2013 12:58 AM|
If it's a bad product for a bad price, people should know. If it isn't clear and there is room for discussion, it should be discussed. If there is relevant information, it should be posted for all to see. If it can be identified, elaborated, or categorized better, someone should provide the information to make it more useful.
This is what a forum is for. This is what the internet is good for: communication.
We need more answers than just whether a person is buying it or not. In fact, that is probably one of the most useless pieces of information you could post. If a person buys 2lbs of dog feces for $500,with the possibility of pieces of 24k gold and pure diamonds embedded inside, it doesn't help me to know that he bought a piece of feces for $500. It will help to know that the dog the feces was sourced from, liked to eat people's expensive jewelry and so had a high chance of having them in it. It also helps to know if that jewelry eaten was worth $10, or $1000.
But, if it makes you feel any better, I'll apologize for everything on the internet not being puppies and love for every piece of vomit regurgitated onto the internet.
Now someone post an obnoxiously useless remark about how this isn't a Macbook, so we can come full circle.
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