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Topic # 129329 11-Sep-2013 09:55
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I'm after the optimal laptop that is (in this order) very light (under 1.8kg??) = very good battery life (>5hrs?), very good connectivity, very powerful processor, very reliable. Price not an issue.

I've been waiting for the Lenovo X1 Carbon touch but they are not coming up with a Haswell chip!

Any alternatives?





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  Reply # 893096 11-Sep-2013 09:56
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The Sony Vaio Pro or Duo 13?



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  Reply # 893117 11-Sep-2013 10:23
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wow LIKE to the vaio pro ... however I need at least 13" and the 11" is superior *sigh

but worth a look thanks will do some reviewing ...

any others?




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  Reply # 893123 11-Sep-2013 10:28
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I would wait a few weeks - if you can, some new products incoming that aren't announced yet

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  Reply # 894119 11-Sep-2013 10:36
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Wait for a couple of weeks if you can. The Pro line should be upgraded to 256GB SSD with 8GB RAM. We get a raw deal here when it comes to the range of specs available.

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  Reply # 894122 11-Sep-2013 10:38
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Asus' UX301/302 are still a month away, but very much worth looking at for your requirements.

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  Reply # 894125 11-Sep-2013 10:43
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joker97: I'm after the optimal laptop that is (in this order) very light (under 1.8kg??) = very good battery life (>5hrs?), very good connectivity, very powerful processor, very reliable. Price not an issue.

I've been waiting for the Lenovo X1 Carbon touch but they are not coming up with a Haswell chip!

Any alternatives?



Can you wait for the lenovo t440s?

It meets all your points. 



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With an extended battery, both the T440 and T440s can get "up to" 17 hours of battery life


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  Reply # 894127 11-Sep-2013 10:44
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The latest Acers got good reviews in Ars Technica, but don't know when they'll land in NZ.  I think the ones in PB Tech are still the Ivy Bridge range.

Hardly any Haswells have made it to New Zealand yet it seems.



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  Reply # 894142 11-Sep-2013 11:16
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I can wait a few weeks :D been waiting 2 years for haswell LOL I might as well wait for the next one but nah my laptops are now on their last legs ...




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  Reply # 894143 11-Sep-2013 11:16
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thanks all for the suggestions keep em coming :D




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  Reply # 894453 11-Sep-2013 20:04
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really love the look of the asus ux301 - who sells Asus in NZ?




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  Reply # 894486 11-Sep-2013 21:32
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joker: seriously, I would consider the Toshiba Kira, it's mind boggling, or the Z930 if you want something more corporate friendly.

I'll be looking very very seriously at the HP Zbook with the 3200x1800 screen!

In my experience, Asus, and Sony have terribly slow service records. I have had my sony in for a hinge repair, 10 days, that was on "rush" and it's happened twice. I've had customers wait 2-3 weeks for their asus repair. 

Asus do make some nice gear, as do Sony (Z) but I would never ever ever buy one as my primary machine as warranty response==painful. 



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  Reply # 894497 11-Sep-2013 22:05
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I doubted if you will be able to buy this officially from Lenovo in NZ as they only sell business geared stuff here but can always buy it from US (Amazon etc) when it's released.




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  Reply # 894498 11-Sep-2013 22:11
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billgates: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I doubted if you will be able to buy this officially from Lenovo in NZ as they only sell business geared stuff here but can always buy it from US (Amazon etc) when it's released.


It's worth noting that recently here and a few other places, it's been mentioned that Lenovo warranty support has been pretty average. 


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  Reply # 894504 11-Sep-2013 22:27
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joker97: really love the look of the asus ux301 - who sells Asus in NZ?


You'll be lucky to see that anywhere here at all, and certainly not within the year I would think. I got the UX31A (fantastic) from Ebay last year and not seen it anywhere outside of parallel imported stores like Expert Infotech.

Personally I am trying to decide between the UX301 and Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus myself.




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