Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
2784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 393

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 916935 18-Oct-2013 11:07
Send private message

Ohhh. I see the Asus UX302 has landed here....

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2284224

Very tempting...




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

658 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 916958 18-Oct-2013 11:28
Send private message

Curious. Seems a little counter-productive to include a dedicated GPU in an ultrabook, especially when there's already an HD 5000 in there (which is no slouch).
It's fair to say that NVIDIA have certainly improved power efficiency in recent years. Even so, I'd be surprised if a GT 730M is no less than twice the TDP of a non-Iris Haswell (i.e. any gaming away from mains will slaughter battery life).

I guess it depends on what someone wants to do with their ultrabook?

 
 
 
 




Mad Scientist
19825 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2682

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 916967 18-Oct-2013 11:50
Send private message

oh dear the new dell XPS 15 with 3200QHD screen proper i7HQ processor has landed too ... darn ... to spend money on powerhouse and use an ipad (which can't do a lot of stuff - flash, certain sites, dumb company which codes everything to only run on internet explorer) on the run?




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


2784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 393

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 916974 18-Oct-2013 12:04
Send private message

The ASUS UX301 is probably more aligned to my needs but no sign of that yet.

It uses the integrated Haswell 5100 graphics.

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/asus-zenbook-ux301/4505-3121_7-35827208.html




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.



Mad Scientist
19825 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2682

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 916988 18-Oct-2013 12:28
Send private message

haha guess what i found - so if i bought the expensive powerhouse i could just wait for a one day sale for an ultraportable like this http://www.1-day.co.nz/products/G2IDDPH01




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


2784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 393

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 916992 18-Oct-2013 12:38
Send private message

Don't know if it has mentioned but the ACER Aspire S7 has some reasonable reviews:

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2168716




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.