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Topic # 232035 26-Mar-2018 16:34
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Im waiting for the 2018 model, not a lot of difference but at least the aesthetics have changed a bit.

 

Also considering the ux331 as it has much better colour accuracy and an mx150 gpu, but not the ultra thin bezels. I think with the dell you really want the higher res panel.


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  Reply # 1983648 26-Mar-2018 17:14
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I purchased 6 units via our Dell account manager - they took about 2 weeks to arrive. I'm sure they have released it for consumers. Go here and make sure you click through to the last page


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  Reply # 1983656 26-Mar-2018 17:35
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I thought they would be QHD rather than 4K.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1983707 26-Mar-2018 18:11
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Batman: I thought they would be QHD rather than 4K.

 

No thats what they use to have in the 9350 and 9360. The USA 9370 is 4k. Not that it makes a huge difference at this resolution.

 

Im considering the Alienware 13 OLED HDR 1440p instead as I think thats as good as you are going to get in a notebook for media consumption. Plus you get the options for displaying srgb, or saturation ie cinema. I think it might also be p3 gamut.




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  Reply # 1983708 26-Mar-2018 18:13
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OmniouS:

 

I purchased 6 units via our Dell account manager - they took about 2 weeks to arrive. I'm sure they have released it for consumers. Go here and make sure you click through to the last page

 

 

yeah thanks mate. only option right now is the FHD. so only thing I can assume is there werent enough panels left for us NZ plebs and will have to wait.

 

to be honest the surface book 1 with the 940 gpu panel is very nice and at $1800 is $1200 cheaper than the dell, then you have the windows hello cam, and the whole surface function, as a designer that is quite appealing. i just cant justify the $4k surface book 2 but would love one.

 

the dell 9360 with qhd is readily available but the styling is a bit dated, the 9370 is definitely an improvement.


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  Reply # 1983750 26-Mar-2018 19:32
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If Yu choose the 512 gb version, it displays the 4K touch enabled models. Very tempting - but there’s is no way I can justify it



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  Reply # 1983792 26-Mar-2018 20:29
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stocksp: If Yu choose the 512 gb version, it displays the 4K touch enabled models. Very tempting - but there’s is no way I can justify it

 

choice bro, cheers. thats bizarre. normally you just change the screen size further down, wt... does the ssd have to do with a screen lol.

 

I dunno, i think $2500 for a quad core i7, 512gb nvme and a 4k screen is quite good value. just wish they had put a dGPU in them.

 

I thought there was an all white version, perhaps I had that mixed up with the rose gold (which looks less rose than most of the fugly rose ones). id be debranding that top side though.

 

tough choice. I wish it was EDR/HDR compliant like the AW13, and the AW13 is only $500 for that amazing OLED 1440p screen which blows any 4k screen out of the water. But its not an ultraportable, although not huge its mote like a 14.5" footprint.




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  Reply # 1983804 26-Mar-2018 20:41
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Yeah dave is right, this looks fresh. Definitely not pinky gold like most Rose Gold, its there but its not, feminine Pink.

 

But his marble dbrand looks cool

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPfjKPzitIQ&t=44s

 

Hmmm, I wonder if Easter will see better than 15%.

 

The thing is the Qhd models on Trademe arent selling for much less.


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  Reply # 1983837 26-Mar-2018 21:30
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I wish it had more ports esp a full HDMI port.




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  Reply # 1983846 26-Mar-2018 21:46
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Yeah I guess ports is a sticky issue for a while until people stop making anything but usb-c cables.

 

For me micro SD is more an issue. But again, dongles. Eventually id imagine Micro SDs will come shapped like USB-C......

 

Im actually looking at the Lenovo Yoga X1 Gen 3 now. Flappn amazing screen, not 4k but at 13" 4k means nothing, more importantly is its colour gamut and nits. 600 nits (which is below HDR compliance but they give it to 500 nits on the Dell), but the colour gamut is 100% as in srgb, adobe rgb, ntsc. Lisa Gade, big tech journalist has stated basically forget OLED as aside from the deepest of blacks this machine is just as good colour wise and the blacks are very good for an LCD. White makes Blacks look good on LCDs, high Nits/Brightness, as the brighter white contrasts blacks.

 

HDR is going to be more of an impact than 4k especially on LCDs. But combine OLED with HDR on the AW13 and you have the best possible display this side of a $6k TV lol.

 

Other options, Samsung or LG OLED phones, 1000 nits on the Galaxy 8s and 9s and being Amoled they have the colours. Also the iPad Pro is HDR compliant along with being 120hz refresh, I think Ill be covered from Phone to Tablet to my current Notebooks. Im only interested in the Ipad Pro for Art and design reasons, same as the Note over the S8+. Whilst you cant run full fledged Light Room on the Ipad because apple is super lame with thinking about 1 OS on 3 devices like MS, iOS cant run anything but mobile apps, but affinity mobile is pretty powerful and it syncs with lightroom. So all my devices will be at least 100% sRGB.

 

But supposedly the 27th USA time they unveil the new iPads. I expect a cheaper bad iPad as it seems they are aiming at education but I dont think iPad X will be revealed. Who knows though. So buying into one now would be crazy, wait a couple of days. Go get my note 8 and play with that for a bit lol.

 

Ive got other phones but I dont enjoy them. I had a note when it first came out and its producitivity was so good. Its a shame they focus less on it being a Note now, they need to seperate it from the Galaxy Line and Call it Samsung Note 9 and focus on Note based producitivity software. Since the Note 5 they are totally missing their target audience and use case.


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  Reply # 1983866 26-Mar-2018 22:32
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the issue with alienware is it weighs a ton of bricks




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  Reply # 1984015 27-Mar-2018 09:22
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Batman:

 

the issue with alienware is it weighs a ton of bricks

 

 

yep its not super light, but considering whats in it, it would be a bit scary if it was. its not the weight for me, my old mbp13 weighed 2kg. its more the footprint, with the battery/thermal extension out the back it is far from even 13" and I dont mean ultraportable either.

 

however nobody buys it thinking its made for chucking round like ultrabooks. also noone i know who has bought the OLED has regretted buying one.

 

like Dave says in that video, Dell had an oppurtunity to do something special with the xps 13. sure they changed its colour and trimmed it slightly. they could have put a video card in it, tried to solve the ridiculous web cam due to people wanting silly bezel narrowness etc. its not as bad as apples mbp13 which hasnt had a refresh in a decade, but they could have made it more competitive with other ultrabooks with dGPUs.

 

the lenovo yoga x1 is a better machine with a better display even though its not 4k. i think people are realising the 4k hype is over.




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  Reply # 1984256 27-Mar-2018 13:25
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I went into PB today, aggggh too many phones and screens.

 

The thing is, you dont need to spend $2500 to get a nice screen.

 

The original Surface Book 6th gen with 8GB ram is $1400, $1800 with g940mx. Its screen at 3000x2000 is blisteringly nice.

 

I did look at the XPS 13, I dont see what all the fuss is about, thin bezels dont mean much to me is maybe why.

 

The Lenovos though, wow, quality machines. Still, not cheap, but the yoga is more like the Surface Book, uses a pen, 8th gen quad core, amazing 600 nits 100% adobe and p3 gamut, HDR compliant (im not sure how as screens are meant to be 1000 nits).

 

I also played with the Ipad Pro and 9.7 2017, in all honesty unless you are a professional artist or have the cash to spend, Id save the cash and go the 2017 model. Yes 120hz screen is wicked and yes it does HDR, but I played kung fu panda side by side and without HDR there was zero difference in quality. Horses for courses I guess.


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