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|03-18-2013 04:55 PM|
Core2DUO was fast enough and is still fast enough, so what?
The real question is - if they make a cheap ultrabook, without a lot of these options, would anybody buy it?
Maybe, a better way to ask your question is that why nobody makes a lower end laptops with form factors similar to ultrabooks?
My guess here is that these will cannibalize sales of ultrabooks too much.... sort of like Netbooks did. I could be wrong though.
|03-18-2013 04:10 PM|
|warmwxrules||This laptop sounds a lot like my sister...looks good on the outside, but once you live with it, you'll go nuts and want to drive into oncoming traffic.|
|03-18-2013 01:56 PM|
|03-18-2013 12:29 PM|
|un_plug||It's too bad, really great form factor & weight. But the touchpad is the backbone of a laptop, if it sucks, you will never be happy with it. LIke a Porsche with a broken transmission.|
|03-18-2013 12:26 PM|
|jspicoli||i5, IPS, SSD, sleek design, $600.... I can deal with the short-comings and other than a wireless mouse, wouldn't want to throw more money into upgrades regardless... Give me 3 solid years out of it, I am fine with chucking it and buying another.|
|03-18-2013 12:16 PM|
|droyder||avoid this computer like the plague. horrible keyboard, trackpad, battery life, and not upgradeable whatsoever. those are all major red flags.|
|03-18-2013 12:12 PM|
|03-18-2013 11:52 AM|
1] RAM is soldered on mine. I've seen one A1 model where the RAM was replaceable and some people claim they've upgraded the RAM. I wouldn't count on being able to do it though.
2] Battery can be replaced if you could find one.
3] SSD can be replaced [it's about the size of a large postage stamp] if you could find one. If you get one with the Samsung SSD you've got one of the better SSD's out there in a laptop.
4] Screen is pretty nice.
5] Really miss pg up and pg dn keys....somewhat mitigated by fn+up arrow and fn+down functionality.
Echoing what everyone else had said - Trackpad sucks but is somewhat better with newer drivers. The A5 model apparently changed to a Synaptics pad...or so I've read. Keyboard you can get used to but I really miss the keyboard back light on my XPS.
I code and do some IT work and the 4GB size is somewhat mitigated by the SSD. I also use a laptop mouse instead of the track pad and when I have a lot of typing I use a different keyboard.
IMHO the price is right if you're the kind of person who doesn't get anal over things. It's not for everyone though. People who see the laptop really like it.
These laptops are going to be blowouts in prep for the new Vizio models. Supposedly new models add the Synaptics trackpad, better keyboard, better battery life and touch screen.
|03-18-2013 11:49 AM|
|03-18-2013 11:40 AM|
is it just me, or is the ultrabook category just staying in the same range...
my theory is that intel has realized that their processors have finally reached the point where for the average user - internet browsing/ video/ word (80 percent of people) the entire i series is fast enough.
so poor intel will have a decreased market share unless they can change up the game. - so they came up with ultrabook category, and have been keeping prices steadily above 600 dollars - they NEVER GET CHEAPER.... i mean comon.... seriosly even a VIZIO is FP at 600 dollars
while about 2 years ago before the whole ultrabook craze i bought a toshiba portege for 500 dollars (with a first gen i5)
but now, i havnt seen an ultrabook on fp for under 550 in over a year... prices arnt getting cheaper - not cool - i do not need a third generation i5 - nor do 80 percent of people!
|03-18-2013 11:12 AM|
|redextreme||The touchpad, battery life, and keyboard are horrible.|
|03-18-2013 11:11 AM|
Replacing clunky old desktop with this. Will only use for managing business expenses (QuickBooks), email, ms office, and web browsing. Love knowing this sleek little booger will be the only thing occupying our desk. Don't care about trackpad. Will add a wireless mouse.
|03-18-2013 11:10 AM|
|BoldIntrepid||the keyboard and trackpad look old and reviews say it doesn't work too well either.|
|03-18-2013 11:07 AM|
|Pzark41||Bad touchpad and keyboard|
|03-18-2013 11:05 AM|
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