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  Reply # 900761 22-Sep-2013 17:53
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Do not get the Vaio Pro. I don't know if Sony have dropped the ball or Win8 is crippling it, but it's my 3rd Vaio and without a doubt, the most dreadful.

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  Reply # 900765 22-Sep-2013 18:15
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Not sure what they weigh... but you did say price no object and 4th Gen Haswell chip ;-)

http://www.dell.com/nz/p/laptops?~ck=mn#!facets=103757~0~3754123&p=1

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 900794 22-Sep-2013 19:11
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Thanks but alienware weighs more than desktops :)




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  Reply # 906804 2-Oct-2013 23:22
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I have one question on super high resolution screens ... won't all the words be so small I can't read anything? and the icons? and the videos you play on the web will be like 2 inches wide??? (ie on a web browser on my 1080p screen, if there is no option to click full screen I can't see anything)

also why are the brands so slow in coming up with high end haswell chips!




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  Reply # 906810 2-Oct-2013 23:39
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It is a little strange the lack of higher end machines with a Haswell CPU.

I picked up the non-touch version of this HP Envy 15 a few weeks ago and at $1500 its great bang for buck but its definitely a home entertainment build quality and not something you'd want on the road all the time.

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  Reply # 906957 3-Oct-2013 11:06
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joker97: also why are the brands so slow in coming up with high end haswell chips!


That's a very good question. I've wondered that myself actually.

We got a 13" MBA, which I find an excellent device - non-retina resolution aside. I drafted up something for someone a few weeks ago who couldn't understand why I'd pay so much for a Mac when I could've purchased the same "type" of laptop/ultrabook for much less on Win 8. Curiously, at the time I couldn't find one Win 8 ultrabook with an apples-to-apples (pardon the pun) hardware comparison. Plus, the price we got the MBA for, was actually less than the cheapest Win 8 ultrabook with the closest specs.
The thing that struck me the most was how many Win 8 ultrabooks still had pre-Haswell cores. I think only the Acer S7 (at the time) had a Haswell core, but, hadn't been stocked (yet).

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  Reply # 907388 3-Oct-2013 19:12
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joker97: I have one question on super high resolution screens ... won't all the words be so small I can't read anything? and the icons? and the videos you play on the web will be like 2 inches wide??? (ie on a web browser on my 1080p screen, if there is no option to click full screen I can't see anything)

also why are the brands so slow in coming up with high end haswell chips!


Hi res, small screens are traumatic. 1080 on 11" screen is unusable (well, at least for people my age)



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  Reply # 907390 3-Oct-2013 19:16
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Can i ask those recommending me super hi res screens ... Any reason Why?

Thanks




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  Reply # 907404 3-Oct-2013 19:33
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I have a 13" Sony with a 1900x1200 res screen it's perfectly legible, super sharp (which I value) and I can fit lots of stuff on the screen.

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  Reply # 907416 3-Oct-2013 19:40
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It's your lucky day... http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/dell-xps-13-15-refreshed/

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  Reply # 907434 3-Oct-2013 20:12
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macuser: It's your lucky day... http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/dell-xps-13-15-refreshed/


The word lucky and Dell should never be used in the same sentence unless it's in the context of: 

"Man I am so lucky, I dropped my Dell into a toilet before I had a chance to use it", or "Man I am lucky I have enough money to buy HP so I never have to use a Dell."



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  Reply # 907443 3-Oct-2013 20:17
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networkn:
macuser: It's your lucky day... http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/dell-xps-13-15-refreshed/


The word lucky and Dell should never be used in the same sentence unless it's in the context of: 

"Man I am so lucky, I dropped my Dell into a toilet before I had a chance to use it", or "Man I am lucky I have enough money to buy HP so I never have to use a Dell."


 

Have fun with your DV-7-83ajdflkajalakjsdfkjcassdfTK, I'll enjoy my free next business day in home support if my machine breaks, and large information base because Dell doesn't make 100000 variations of every model

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  Reply # 907460 3-Oct-2013 20:33
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macuser:
networkn:
macuser: It's your lucky day... http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/dell-xps-13-15-refreshed/


The word lucky and Dell should never be used in the same sentence unless it's in the context of: 

"Man I am so lucky, I dropped my Dell into a toilet before I had a chance to use it", or "Man I am lucky I have enough money to buy HP so I never have to use a Dell."


Have fun with your DV-7-83ajdflkajalakjsdfkjcassdfTK, I'll enjoy my free next business day in home support if my machine breaks, and large information base because Dell doesn't make 100000 variations of every model


Who in their right mind buys consumer grade stuff in the first place?


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  Reply # 908967 6-Oct-2013 22:42
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Hi,

I recently imported a duo 13 from Sony Japan (through tenso.com, great service with usual Japanese efficiency). Specced a 256gb ssd and i7-4650 with hd5000 graphics which is better than you can get here (and in NZ). Came in at just over 1800aud which is almost a $1000 better than I could buy for anywhere else.
Duo is good. Tablet form takes some getting used to due to the widescreen but perfectly usable. Weight isn't terrible and easily handled in one hand. Pen helps a lot when using it as a tablet and my fat fingers can find it difficult when in desktop mode. In notebook form the keyboard takes some getting used to but don't notice it now.
Overall it is a great package and the pen is good for notes/annotations. Highly recommend!



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  Reply # 914242 12-Oct-2013 22:22
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I guess the very reason apple haters hate apple is why they are so successful

One design, best design, fast launch

By the time pc ultrabooks are launched with haswell apple have made billions and are about to update to the next cpu that is launched





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