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Topic # 114978 8-Mar-2013 23:58
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Hey everyone,

I want to pick up an ultrabook for general computer usage and carrying around at university due to the light weight. There's so many choices though! All I'm really after is an i5 processor, a battery that will comfortably last the day at uni, and probably SSD only rather than the SSD/HDD hybrid things that use smart response. Suggestions? The lighter the better as well! I should also mention that I plan on storing the majority of files on an external if I get one with a 128 GB SSD in it

Thanks!

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  Reply # 777191 9-Mar-2013 00:07
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Is it just me or are the MacBook airs cheaper than windows ultrabooks with identical specs? What happened to macs being more expensive?

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  Reply # 777192 9-Mar-2013 00:07
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budget?




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  Reply # 777193 9-Mar-2013 00:10
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Definitely under $2000 and preferably under $1500 but it all depends on what I'm eating for the money more so than the actual cost itself

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  Reply # 777196 9-Mar-2013 00:19
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That looks perfect! Except its in $US isn't it? The best price I could find here is around $2000

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  Reply # 777197 9-Mar-2013 00:23
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No. It's in NZ$. If you click on the link above, it should take you to NZ Lenovo page. If not, you can always change the country from US to NZ but the starting price is $1510 + GST for i5 with 128GB SSD. Charges from 0 to 85% in 35 minutes and the build quality is great.

There is also Sony's touch ultrabok for $1500 incl GST

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/ultrabooks/sony-svt13126cgs-13-3-touch-screen-ultrabook/prod119157.html




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  Reply # 777198 9-Mar-2013 00:28
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That Lenovo does look very nice... If I order from them will it ship from overseas? Any idea what the story is with warranties by doing that?

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  Reply # 777199 9-Mar-2013 00:32
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I recently bought the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch version. Best ultrabook/laptop ever owned. Build quality is superb and the keyboard is the best I have ever used. The rapid battery charge has saved me grief so many time. It's shipped from China. Takes a week or two to deliver if they have all the parts in stock.

The standard 1 year warranty is Return to Base but they arrange the courier pick up and dropping back to your premises etc once fixed. You can buy extended warranty with NBD (next business day service) where they will send a technician out to your place in NZ to fix the hardware issue.

Buying from Lenovo is no difference than buying from Dell who also ship out of NZ.




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  Reply # 777200 9-Mar-2013 00:33
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Okay thanks for all your help!

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  Reply # 777202 9-Mar-2013 00:37
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Justvwondering is it worth waiting for halswell and touch enabled ultrabooks?




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  Reply # 777206 9-Mar-2013 03:21
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joker97: Justvwondering is it worth waiting for halswell and touch enabled ultrabooks?


Can you wait though or need it now?

There is always going to be something better just around the corner

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  Reply # 777220 9-Mar-2013 08:29
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well I've waited more than a year ... just saw the Lenovo website has X1 'touch' ... so the platforms are there ... just need to plonk in the halswell :)

i'll wait another 3 - 4 months :)




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  Reply # 777242 9-Mar-2013 09:00
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joker97: well I've waited more than a year ... just saw the Lenovo website has X1 'touch' ... so the platforms are there ... just need to plonk in the halswell :)

i'll wait another 3 - 4 months :)


In theory Halswell doesn't ship till June so it might be even a month or 2 later

Hard to say just a guess

You might want to jump next time Lenovo has a sale which come up from time to time

X1 is a great machine. I'm about to get one myself to go with my Surface Pro :)

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  Reply # 777244 9-Mar-2013 09:08
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i'm looking for something that can become a tablet but as fast as an i7 (at least i5) and lbattery life of an ultrabook ... anything out there?

if this is considered hijacking just let me know and i'll stop




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  Reply # 777245 9-Mar-2013 09:12
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joker97: i'm looking for something that can become a tablet but as fast as an i7 (at least i5) and lbattery life of an ultrabook ... anything out there?

if this is considered hijacking just let me know and i'll stop


Surface Pro, available here soon or import one yourself now

Core i5, 4GB Ram, 64 or 128GB SSD

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