ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T Laptop (Windows 8.1, Intel Core i7-4558U, 13" LED-lit Screen, Storage: 256 GB, RAM: 8 GB) Blue

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ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T Laptop (Windows 8.1, Intel Core i7-4558U, 13" LED-lit Screen, Storage: 256 GB, RAM: 8 GB) Blue

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[USA-MA][H]Asus Zenbook UX301L [W] Recent Macbook Pro or Air + Paypal [R]

5 years, 1 month agoTheTerminator68 posted submission on hardwareswap.
Feb. 22, 2015

Hello everyone!

I currently have the above ultrabook and am interested in trading it for a very recent Macbook Pro or Macbook Air + $. I bought the laptop in September of last year from an Amazon warehouse deal. It is in great condition with no noticeable marks on the screen, and one or two very small ones on the top. It comes with the original accessories minus the usb to ethernet, however no box is included. The specs are rather impressive and they are as follows:

i7-4558U 8GB RAM 2x256GB SSD's in RAID 0 13.3" Quad HD Touchscreen Iris Pro Graphics

More can be read about the latop here: http://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ZENBOOK_UX301LA/

Pictures and timestamp: http://imgur.com/a/uIelp

Let me know what you got or if you have any questions!

5 years, 1 month agoTheTerminator68 posted on hardwareswap.
Feb. 22, 2015

Looks like they go for 1200 used on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EPGHEQS/ref=pdlposbsdpss3?pfrdp=1944579842&pfrds=lpo-top-stripe-1&pfrdt=201&pfrdi=B00EPGHE0E&pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrd_r=04MET810JRRTHCQ1SWC7

So probably somewhere around 1100-1150 would be a fair price

Finally looking to switch from a Macbook to something more powerful. [R]

5 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 11, 2015

Hey everyone,

I'm saving up money now to get a new laptop, hopefully by the start of the summer but I'm willing to wait a little longer for better/more affordable hardware.

I definitely want a 4 core w/ hyper-threading or 8 cores if possible and I would really like DDR4 support, though I suppose it's not necessary. At least 8GB of RAM is required and a pretty dope graphics card as well. Hard drive space isn't as important as the aforementioned specs, but I would like at least 500GB...1TB would be nice!

My typical usage will be running C code simulations (mostly arithmetic calculations & writes from RAM to hard disk + data plotting), running a server from time to time (with minimal traffic), and various other programming things. I don't game often, but I enjoy it from time to time and I'm pretty sick of playing on medium/low settings! I also intend on using the graphics card for parallelization in my code.

Other more general specifications include:

  • preferably a larger screen, I'd like 17" but > 15" would be good

  • weight is secondary, but lighter is always preferred

  • battery life is something I really appreciate, but I'm not often far from an outlet

  • I'll be taking the machine around a lot so it should fit well inside a soft case & backpack

None of these "requirements" are truly required, but I'm aiming to capture or get as close to as many of them as possible.

5 years, 3 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 12, 2015

Well most of the CPUs in the smaller and lighter laptops are dual-core i7's. Any specific reason you need a MQ i7?

What about this? Only thing is it has Iris Pro graphics. It depends on which games you want to play.

Why do Web Devs use Macs? [R]

5 years, 5 months agodlp211 posted submission on cscareerquestions.
Nov. 2, 2014

I did a quick search and couldn't really find anything more to this question than, "It's trendy/People like it aesthetically" or some other less than convincing answer. I am looking at getting into back end web dev with Rails. I am looking at what skills I need from job ads, and it's mostly rails, OOP/design patterns, TDD/BDD, Git, ProsgreSQL/MySQ, Agile/Scrum/Lean. But oddly some mention LINUX/UNIX as a skill to possess. I'm curious; is this because it is relevant to web dev per se, or because they have offices kitted out with Macs?

5 years, 5 months agodlp211 posted on cscareerquestions.
Nov. 2, 2014

> http://www.amazon.com/Zenbook-UX301LA-DH71T-Quad-HD-Display-Touchscreen/dp/B00EPGHEQS

I don't get what you are trying to prove with that listing? That is just as expensive as a MacBook Pro Retina 13" with comparable specs.

Why do Web Devs use Macs? [R]

5 years, 5 months agocogman10 posted submission on cscareerquestions.
Nov. 2, 2014

I did a quick search and couldn't really find anything more to this question than, "It's trendy/People like it aesthetically" or some other less than convincing answer. I am looking at getting into back end web dev with Rails. I am looking at what skills I need from job ads, and it's mostly rails, OOP/design patterns, TDD/BDD, Git, ProsgreSQL/MySQ, Agile/Scrum/Lean. But oddly some mention LINUX/UNIX as a skill to possess. I'm curious; is this because it is relevant to web dev per se, or because they have offices kitted out with Macs?

5 years, 5 months agocogman10 posted on cscareerquestions.
Nov. 2, 2014

I agree on every point except

> The Apple hardware is usually very solid. Similar PC hardware wouldn't be any cheaper.

This is simply not true. Spec for Spec apple pretty much always comes with a fairly large price overhead. Apple does take extra care in making sure the housing is well done and looks good, but that is about it. However, there are plenty of apple like products in that category. For example

http://www.amazon.com/Zenbook-UX301LA-DH71T-Quad-HD-Display-Touchscreen/dp/B00EPGHEQS

edit Turns out I have an old bias that isn't true anymore. I can't find a counterpoint that really proves the "fairly large price overhead" statement I made. Looks like Apple and PCs are similarly priced for the specs.

[USA] In this order: portable, performance, and gaming. $1700 to blow [R]

5 years, 5 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 1, 2014
**LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE**

* Country of purchase: USA

* Budget range: Under 1700 would be ideal. Willing to go higher if you can convince me but I don't like the idea of spending more than 2 grand on something that will be obsolete a few years from now. 

* Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): I want an Ultrabook basically. I'm still in school so portability is a huge deal. I am a programmer so good performance and a lot of space would be nice. Ideally, it could also run a few games too, nothing crazy at the highest settings but I would like to fire up Counterstrike, Starcraft II, or Civilization every now and then and be able to have a decent time.

* Screen size preference: 13-15 inches. 

* OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows, but regardless I'll be dualbooting with Linux or running a VM.

* Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Some games I'd like to play: Counterstrike, Starcraft II, Civilization, Payday 2

* Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): I'll be throwing a lot at this computer. Lot's of different applications running all at the same time. No video or graphics editing will be done but lots of programming and development type work.

* Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): 

* Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business
compatibility): No preference

* Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Dell XPS 15 seems to have everything I want but the price is the only hinderance.

* Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

* Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced

* Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

* Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Low noise/heat

**Would you pay a premium for something that has:**

* High resolution screen: Yes

* A great keyboard: No

* A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

* Great audio: No

**List any features that are critical:** (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) SSD, USB 3.0, HDMI port

Dell XPS 15 Seems like the best laptop on paper for all my needs. The only thing that has been holding me back is the price, as I'm wondering if I could find something else at a lower price with a bit of sacrifice that might be more worth it money wise, and the coil whine and noise problems are really turning me off.

Any other suggestions? I've got a few ideas from reading some of the other threads but I figured I'd make my own just to match my own preferences. You guys are awesome by the way and this sub has been a huge help so far so thank you in advance!

5 years, 5 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 1, 2014

The Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T would be a good overall choice because of its Intel Iris graphics, which are significantly better than the ordinary HD 4400/4600 series.

  • i7 dual core 4558U processor
  • 8GB ram
  • 256GB SSD (in RAID 0)
  • Intel Iris 5100 graphics
  • 2560 x 1440 13.3” IPS touchscreen
  • 2 USB 3.0, 1 micro-HDMI, 1 mini-displayPort
  • 2.6 pounds / 0.6” thick
  • ~7 hours of battery life

There are no issues with the yellows on this machine because it does not use PenTile technology like the screen on the other model.

[USA] [13"-15"] [<$2000] Ultrabook / Portable [R]

5 years, 6 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2014

My circa 2010 15" Dell XPS is finally reaching the end of its days and I'm looking for a new laptop. Hoping to find something similar in build quality, battery life, and screen quality to a MacBook Pro Retina or MacBook Air. (but windows based)

Generally, I'm using my laptop for everyday tasks, internet browsing, spreadsheet work, and local/streaming HD video viewing [bluray re-encodes and Netflix]. A dedicated GPU is something I previously had to have, but considering my gaming has been strictly console-based lately, I feel I can make due without it.

Some requirements:

  • SSD - preferably 256GB or greater
  • at least 1080p screen
  • long battery life >6 hours
  • small physical size

Models considered:

  • ASUS UX303LN (i really love this computer but the screen color issues killed it for me)
  • MacBook Pro Retina or Air (really trying to avoid the switch to mac)
  • Dell XPS 13 (price seems a bit high for the premium model and what it offers)
  • Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (early reports make me think the processor is under powered for my needs)
  • ASUS UX303LA (storage is a bit under my requirements)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

5 years, 5 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2014

You can also add the higher end Zenbook model to the list, the Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T, which has:

  • i7 dual core 4558U processor
  • 8GB ram
  • 256GB SSD (in RAID 0)
  • Intel Iris 5100 graphics
  • 2560 x 1440 13.3” IPS touchscreen
  • 2 USB 3.0, 1 micro-HDMI, 1 mini-displayPort
  • 2.6 pounds / 0.6” thick
  • ~7 hours of battery life

It seems like a good choice because of the Intel Iris graphics, similar to a Macbook's and meets all your other requirements.

The Ultimate Gaming Laptop, You Say? [R]

5 years, 7 months agochancegold posted submission on gaming.
Sept. 5, 2014
5 years, 7 months agochancegold posted on gaming.
Sept. 8, 2014

No card, just a valid question to a blanket attack.

Never said anything about "gaming Mac's". Nor did I ever say that you couldn't get a PC that outperformed rMBPs...

>I've looked, and none of the comparable price PC's I've seen had it all. They all skimp somewhere, whether it be the form factor, the components, the display, or the battery life.

Asus computers can have more ram, better graphics, etc, etc, but almost never have a quality screen like the retina display. The ones that you talk of that outperform and are cheaper are also almost exclusively plastic, thicker, and have 3-4hrs of batter life, if that. I also said that 100% comparable PC's that compare in every aspect do exist, but are often more expensive than their MBP counterparts. For Asus, this is probably the best example. It's got a comparable screen, form factor, battery life, performance (though the screen and processor are a bit short of the rMBP). It's $100 more than the comparable rMBP. Really, I should even insist on the one step up Asus ($1700) for a more comparable processor.

Same thing with Samsung regarding the "cheaper outperforming" options. As far as across the board comparisons, this is probably the best comparison I could find. It has a slightly better processor, and, amazingly, a slightly better display. But it's still $280 more than the comparable rMBP. Hell, for $100 less than that one, you can get the top level 13.3 rMBP with the comparable processor and the doubled storage space of 512gb.

TL;DR Compare oranges to oranges and be surprised..

USA|$1,000-$2,000|13'-15' [R]

5 years, 8 months agoSweetTomatoes posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 3, 2014

Hello! I've recently purchased a 2013 MacBook Pro w/ a Retina 13' with 256 SSD, i5, 8GB RAM from the Apple Refurbished section. It arrives on Wednesday and has a 14 day return period. After reading around, I'm a bit worried that this laptop may not be for me? I like Apple products (iPhone, iPad) and enjoy light gaming and wouldn't mind getting into Minecraft. I am going to be going to college so something not too heavy would be great. It also needs to last 4 years preferably (I know there's no way to guarantee this, just want something that won't fall apart easily). I was wondering if anyone knows how well MacBooks run Minecraft? Should I upgrade to the 15' since it has a quad core and 16GB RAM? Should I ditch the Macbook gaming thing completely and just get a MacBook Air? If I'm making a really bad decision, would you mind pointing me in the direction of some Windows based laptops? I'm not against Windows, I just find the Macbook to have such a nice build. Any help is much appreciated! Sorry for being picky!

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $1,000-$2,000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Portable, Light Gaming, Good Build

  • Screen size preference: 13'-15'

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows/Mac

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): The Blockheads, Habbo Hotel, Minecraft, Marapets. (Don't judge me!)

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Mac would be nice since I own 2 apple products but Windows works nicely with them too!

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: 60/40

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: 80/20

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: 60/40

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

  • Great audio: No

5 years, 8 months agoSweetTomatoes posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 3, 2014

You can get much better performance for the same price, or the same performance for a lower price with a Windows machine. If you have disposable income, and since you're already in the Apple ecosystem, a retina Macbook Pro (rMBP) might be the best for you. If you do choose a rMBP, look for a 15" option around the same price. They perform much better than the 13". The late 2013 13" with the i7-4558U is also high-performance.

Minecraft uses OpenGL to render, so it's compatible with many platforms. Performance is comparable between Windows and OS X.

The HD 4000 graphics is not optimal for Minecraft at native resolution. It works at 720p, but spending so much for an excellent display is wasted if it has to run at 720p at below 60 FPS.

This is basically the equivalent of the late 2013 i7 256GB rMBP. It truly is a great machine, but a bit exorbitant like rMBP. The graphics are much better, and since the resolution is lower, it will run casual games like Minecraft very well. Still, it is very pricey, but one of the only things that can match the rMBP late 2013 i7.

Edit: By the way, the only thing that matters inside the Macbook bubble is the graphics. The CPU and RAM on any of the Apple computers are effectively the same in your scenario. If you have videos stored in mp4 containers, and you know how much your library size is, you can adjust the SSD capacity accordingly.

When I say HD4000 works at 720p, understand that you need to turn down settings. You need to limit the performance of that display. Even then, you will not get above 60 FPS.

[13-14'][US/TW][~$1200] College Film student, gamer, and DJ needs an all around multimedia laptop [R]

5 years, 8 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 31, 2014

Trying to find a good laptop for my cousin! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Country of purchase: USA or Taiwan

Budget range: No particular range, but preferably not over $2000.

Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): 3D graphics, portability, some gaming (League/Minecraft).

Screen size preference: 13.3' ~ 14.1'

OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Diablo III, League of Legends, Minecraft.

Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): N/A

Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): N/A

Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): None, preferred not Sony or Toshiba.

Any particular style that you like (examples are great): N/A

Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Battery life.

Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality.

Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Low noise/heat.

High resolution screen: N/A

A great keyboard: N/A

A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes.

Great audio: N/A

5 years, 8 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 31, 2014

If you want ultraportable and capable of playing your games, the ASUS UX301LA has an i7 with Intel Iris 5100 Graphics, a 13.3" 2560x1440 quad-IPS display, and dual SSD's on RAID 0.

Otherwise, I would go for the ASUS UX303LN, which has dedicated graphics, but no super high res display.

What's your ultimate dream laptop? And [USA][Gaming, any $] [R]

5 years, 8 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 27, 2014

Apologies if this sort of thread is frowned upon, but I've noticed a trend in this sub where when it comes to more expensive laptops, people tend to fizzle out with feedback (probably because said laptops are way out of price range and thus not often researched.. and possibly not worth it?) So I'm dual-questioning.

I have a gaming PC already and I'm an incessant gamer. I'm getting a rare chance to spend whatever amount on a laptop as I'll be heavily traveling in the future. The thing is going to be abused to great lengths (heavy usage) and I'm willing to pay whatever the hell for a quality laptop that can handle quite a bit of use. I don't need an extreme tank of a gaming laptop, just something that can put up a fight while still being as slim as possible.

I have no other preferences. I just want something well-made. Thank you for any help. And I would also love to know your dream laptop and why if you have one!

5 years, 8 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 27, 2014

I'd say the Razer Blade 14 would be the way I'd personally go with it. They make a damn sturdy laptop and it's thin and light beyond belief for its specs. It's the only ultraportable that can play pretty much any game on the market on high or better settings.

If I wasn't going to game with it, I'd go for the laptop that I plan on getting anyways, the ASUS UX301LA

I have a unique opportunity to upgrade FROM a vaio pro 13. Is it even possible? [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 18, 2014

A family member of mine is in the market for a new laptop. He saw me using my 6 month old Vaio Pro 13 (Model), and liked it so much that he offered to buy it from me outright, for whatever it would cost to upgrade to a better machine.

In the six months since I bought it, does a better machine in the same weight/size class even exist?

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 18, 2014

Hahah yeah yeah it does. For that price, get the ASUS UX301LA.

It has an even faster processor, a 2560x1440 Quad-IPS display, it has Intel Iris 5100 Graphics, dual SSD's on RAID 0, and better construction than that VAIO.

Ultrabook <$2200 with a SSD and glossy display. That's about it, really. [R]

5 years, 9 months agoJuly 17, 2014

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5 years, 9 months agoTasteofBlood posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 17, 2014

Asus Zenbook UX301 is the best I could find for you. Not sure if it's worth the price, but it looks amazing.

Ultrabook <$2200 with a SSD and glossy display. That's about it, really. [R]

5 years, 9 months agoJuly 17, 2014

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5 years, 9 months agojlmitnick posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 17, 2014

With that high of a budget you have a lot of options.

I'd say the Asus Zenbook UX301LA

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EPGHEQS/

The screen is great, it actually has 2 SSDs in raid 0, and it's super stylish. The back is a blue gorilla glass 3 material. Very nice. Check a video review.

Any competitors to the Razer Blade coming out in the next few months? [R]

5 years, 9 months agoJuly 8, 2014

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5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 8, 2014

They do, like the ASUS UX301LA. I actually plan to buy this later in the year.

[US][13.3"] Best quality all-around ultrabook with 256 GB SSD [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2014

I am looking for the best all-around ultrabook with at least a 256 GB SSD. 128 GB, which is standard in a lot of configurations is just too small. This computer will be used for the following things in order of priority:

(1) Business use for travel and taking notes in the conference room or in client meetings (Must look professional) (2) Home use on the couch for web browsing and media (3) Simple editing of GoPro footage on site for adventure sports (hobby).

This ultrabook will be my primary machine other than my employer provided iMac. It will not be used for gaming. It will be carried around with me a lot. I am leaning away from another mac so that I can run windows apps on at least one computer.

The leading contender at the moment is the Samsung ATIV book 9 plus i7/8Gb/256ssd. Also in consideration are the XPS 13, Yoga 2 Pro, Toshiba Kirabook, Asus Zenbook, and rMBP.

I'm really lost at this point as each option seems to have an Achilles' heel. Am I missing an option here? Which of these ultrabooks is the best overall?

  • Country of purchase: USA
  • Budget range: $900-$2000
  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): ultraportable business and personal use.
  • Screen size preference: 13.3"
  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): windows or mac; leaning toward windows as I already have a mac for work.
  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): none
  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): able to do basic editing of gopro footage.
  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self
  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): none
  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): no
  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)
  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: balanced
  • Build quality -vs- Low price: quality
  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: low noise/heat Would you pay a premium for something that has:
  • High resolution screen: yes, 1920x1080 minimum. I'm not convinced the ultra high res screens are better given scaling issues
  • A great keyboard: yes
  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: yes
  • Great audio: yes
5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2014

For general use the 1440p displays are perfectly fine.

With that said, I'd say the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA would be the best. It has dual 128GB SSD's on RAID 0 and the i7 that the Macbook pros have that come with Intel Iris 5100 Graphics.

It's quality is above and beyond the best, IMO, and I will actually be buying this one later in the year (if everything goes as planned).

Need a new 13" laptop, college student, 700-2000$, US [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: 700 - 2000$

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): desktop replacement

  • Screen size preference: 13-14 inch

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows 8 or OS X

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): I don't do too much gaming. Maybe 1080p 60 fps civilization 5? Not critical.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Photoshop and Lightroom for photo editing, with potentially some CAD as well. Light video editing here and there.

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self support? I'm not sure

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): I have had success with Apple laptops in the past, but I'm open to any quality product.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): small and sleek. not necessarily ultrabook form factor, as i would rather have performance, but in that vein

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Both of these are pretty key to me, but battery life i guess would win out.

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: high performance Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: yes

  • A great keyboard: i dont want something awful, but i dont need the highest end

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: no

  • Great audio: no

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

Need USB 3.0 and HDMI

Screen needs to be at least 1920 x 1080, or pretty damn close

As long as there is some means of connecting SD cards and ethernet, even if by adapter, i'm good. I would generally prefer the omission of ports to having a larger size.

Would like a removable battery, but not if came at the expense of other things here.

Need an SSD or at least a hybrid HD-SSD, with at least 256 GB of storage.

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2014

I'd suggest the Acer Aspire S7 with a 2560x1440 quad-IPS display, an i7, and a 256GB SSD.

If you want the highest end version of it, the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA is the best option. It has a more powerful processor with Intel Iris 5100 graphics, dual SSD's on RAID 0, and fantastic build quality.

15" USA $1000-$1800 [R]

5 years, 9 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: United States

  • Budget range: $1000-$1800 But I would prefer to not go over $1500

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): I am looking for a build similar to a Macbook pro in thickness. Or a Razer Blade in thickness. Or a Zenbook nx500. I will be using this for tech work so I will need lots of ports. I would prefer to have the laptop fit into the ultrabook range. I also prefer touchscreen

  • Screen size preference: 15 inches

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): windows 8

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Minecraft at 60 FPS

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Nvidia Graphics

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Asus and Lenovo, because of their great build quality. I also like the quality of the Razer Blade.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I listed some examples above. I want as little plastic as possible. I want the laptop to be no thicker than a macbook pro. I prefer metal or premium rubbers like on certain lenovo products.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: both high end

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: I am not sure now that I am hearing scaling problems with windows 8

  • A great keyboard: yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: no

  • Great audio: no

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) ethernet, hdmi, blutooth, display port, touch screen, usb x 3, no optical drive

Thank you for taking the time to respond

EDIT: I like good build quality but do not necessarily want Asus or Lenvovo Laptops. Those are the only companies I know with laptops so I want to have a laptop from them or another company with fantastic build quality.

5 years, 9 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2014

At the high end, the Asus UX301LA-DH71T would be a great option, as it uses Intel Iris 5100 that can easily run Minecraft. It has a 13.3" 2560x1440 touchscreen and is clad in metal and Gorilla glass. However, it only has 2 USB 3.0 ports, which is probably a dealbreaker.

Below your budget, you could consider the Dell XPS 13 Touchscreen, which has similar specs to the ATIV book at much below the price. If you find it at the Microsoft store, you can probably get it for cheaper with the GRADUATION promo code.

At the low end, when it hits market, the ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-DB51T would make a good choice too. It's configured with the same i5 4200U processor, 8GB ram, 128GB SSD and a 1080p 13.3" touchscreen.

Hope this helps.

What are my options for laptops with Intel HD Graphics 5000 or Iris/Iris Pro (5100/5200)? [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2014

Chances are I won't buy anything for now. I was originally going to wait for Broadwell before buying something, but apart from Macs, I'm not currently aware of who is selling Iris or HD 5000 laptops. Can someone shine some light on this?

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 2, 2014

The ultrabook I'm buying, the ASUS UX301LA has Intel Iris 5100 Graphics, as well as dual SSD's on RAID 0 and a 1440p display.

12-13, USA,( $1700-$2500), able to run Windows, quiet, super portable, no touch screen [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2014

Hi all, first post. Need a laptop again. Had a dell XPS 13 for a little over a year now. So far love it but now that the 4th gen has arrived I thought maybe its time to upgrade. My current XPS 13 has an i7 and 8gb ram. I wanted to get the new XPS 13 with i7 but I have heard that it is way louder. Also, I abhor the new touch screen trend on laptops and definitely wont be using it so any product which will spare me the premium of the touch screen feature would be awesome. Thanks in advance. Also lot of friends and co-workers suggest Lenovo. Thank you.

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2014

Most of the time a touchscreen isn't a premium. It's just something that ultraportables come with. It's also quite nice for Windows 8.

If you want the highest quality ultraportable for your budget with much higher end specs and display than the XPS 13 (including dual SSD's on RAID 0), the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA is the way to go.

Long battery life, 1440p display, extremely high build quality, only 2.6lbs, and a powerful i7 with Intel Iris 5100 Graphics. I plan on buying one for myself later this year.

[USA] Extremely high quality laptop less than 4lb's [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $3000 but most I've seen is $2200

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Ultraportable

  • Screen size preference:13"-14"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Not much just hearthstone.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): HD5100 minimum

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Asus - I love their hardware. IDC really though as long as they are good

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): UX301 is incredibly sexy.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: balanced within 4 pounds though

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: yes

  • A great keyboard: yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: yes

  • Great audio: yes

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) 2 USB 3.0 and mini displayport and touch screen

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2014

You're looking for the ASUS UX301LA, which I consider extremely sexy. I plan on buying one later in the year actually. My only reservation about it is the fear of my girlfriend stealing it every 10 minutes until I buy a second one.

Allround laptop max 2500$ cheaper is a bonus [R]

5 years, 9 months agoJuly 1, 2014

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5 years, 9 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2014

For an excellently built ultrabook, the Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T, is a good bet. It has:

  • i7 dual core 4558U processor
  • 8GB ram
  • 256GB SSD (in RAID 0)
  • Intel Iris 5100 graphics
  • 2560 x 1440 13.3” IPS touchscreen
  • 2 USB 3.0, 1 micro-HDMI, 1 mini-displayPort
  • 2.6 pounds / 0.6” thick
  • ~7 hours of battery life

The Intel Iris graphics can handle simple games like the one you listed without any trouble.

(US)Tablet/Laptop Hybrid that runs a full Windows OS around $500 (Flexible). [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 30, 2014

Country- US

Budget- Around $500 (The cheaper, the better)

Uses- Light gaming (Half Life 1, Rogue Legacy, Indie 2D games) and general usage such as typing and webrowsing/youtube.

Screen Size- 10inches+

I would love a long battery life.

Build quality is preferred.

Prefer high peformance.

1920x1080p is preferred, but 1366x768 is okay.

Needs at least 1 usb port. Two would be great, however.

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 30, 2014

I didn't get it. I toyed around with it in the store a lot. It won't play games very well unless they are extremely simple. The girlfriend is bothering me for a high end ultrabook now that I was talking about the ASUS UX301LA.

The T100TA is probably your best choice if you want a convertible.

USA/15"-17"/<=1800 School + LoL, Thanks In Advance! [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 26, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase:USA

  • Budget range: <= 1800

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): School + Gaming (League of Legends specifically)

  • Screen size preference:15"-17"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Needs to be able to run League of Legends at max settings smoothly + will be streaming it too (will turn LoL graphics down to stream)

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.):

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business
    compatibility): None.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):None

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Long Battery Life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Both pref.

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

  • Great audio: Yes

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.): Long battery life / USB 3.0/ SSD preffered, not not necessary if it increases the price too much

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2014

XPS 15 would be ideal. The ASUS UX301LA would be an even more portable option, but wouldn't be as good at handling your other needs. I will be buying one later in the year, actually. But I won't be gaming on it. It's a great professional machine, though.

Thinking about a Asus UX301LA-DH71T [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2014

Hi,

I'm in the market for an ultraportable with excellent build quality and high power. I sold off my MacBook Pro 13" because I hated OS X and the underlying system made it hard to do proper restores and reinstalls, but the hardware in it was pretty good.

I understand the DH71T is the only ultrabook containing the i7-4558U, but I'm wondering if it is still worth the high price of $1800 half a year after release. I don't care so much about the i7 but I do want the Iris graphics over the 4400, which I believe is only found in the i7 except for in Macs.

If I'm overlooking anything or if anyone has recommendations for/against the UX301LA, I'd appreciate the feedback.

Thanks.

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2014

I'm going to get this one myself later in the year. I love ASUS, I love their ultraportables, and this thing just screams at me to buy it.

I'm especially enamored by it due to the Intel Iris graphics and the high quality display. The general build quality of the UX301LA is also outstanding and it's just a really sexy looking machine.

In a wee bit of a predicament (<15.6", US, $1800) [R]

5 years, 9 months agobrizznook posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2014

So, I currently have a Lenovo Y580 that runs perfectly. The only problem is lugging it around with textbooks and notebooks and such. I'd rather carry something much lighter/thinner (who wouldn't?). Most of the usage will just be with general school work (powerpoints, reading pdfs, really nothing requiring a lot of processing power); I'll save the gaming for the Y580.

The question I have is whether I should get something low-end (read used netbook or something like the Lenovo s215 <$400) and then wait for broadwell to be released, or if I should just go after something like the Zenbook UX301 or Aspire s7.

I would also consider getting something with decent resale value like a Macbook Air for a semester just to try it out (never used a mac). The only concern there would be compatibility issues, but I don't think it's been much of an issue since like 2000.

Let me know what you guys think, and whether you have any laptops in those ranges that you think I should consider.

Thanks!

Edit: I should note that I've considered (and tried) an android tablet with a keyboard, and it just wasn't doing it for me.

Edit 2: Originally said I was waiting for Maxwell. I meant Broadwell. I think poorly.

5 years, 9 months agobrizznook posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 25, 2014

Welp, now I feel stupid. I definitely meant Broadwell, not Maxwell. The Zenbook does look fantastic, and I definitely agree that it wouldn't take the place of the Y580 or vice-versa. Given my mistake on the post, do you still think that the UX301LA is the way to go?

In a wee bit of a predicament (<15.6", US, $1800) [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2014

So, I currently have a Lenovo Y580 that runs perfectly. The only problem is lugging it around with textbooks and notebooks and such. I'd rather carry something much lighter/thinner (who wouldn't?). Most of the usage will just be with general school work (powerpoints, reading pdfs, really nothing requiring a lot of processing power); I'll save the gaming for the Y580.

The question I have is whether I should get something low-end (read used netbook or something like the Lenovo s215 <$400) and then wait for broadwell to be released, or if I should just go after something like the Zenbook UX301 or Aspire s7.

I would also consider getting something with decent resale value like a Macbook Air for a semester just to try it out (never used a mac). The only concern there would be compatibility issues, but I don't think it's been much of an issue since like 2000.

Let me know what you guys think, and whether you have any laptops in those ranges that you think I should consider.

Thanks!

Edit: I should note that I've considered (and tried) an android tablet with a keyboard, and it just wasn't doing it for me.

Edit 2: Originally said I was waiting for Maxwell. I meant Broadwell. I think poorly.

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 24, 2014

The Maxwell GPU's have already been released. Half of the 800 series are Maxwell.

I'd personally get the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA. I'm actually going to buy one later this year.

It's a very different laptop with very different intentions than the Y580. One will not render the other obsolete.

Is the UX301LA as bad as the Amazon reviews make it out to be? [R]

5 years, 9 months agoJune 23, 2014

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5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2014

I actually plan to buy this ASUS UX301LA later this year. I have seen them in person before, and they are really, really nice little laptops. Most of the reviews on Amazon are also actually really good.

Question about Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p or Y50 (USA) [R]

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 22, 2014

I'm going to be entering University engineering courses and need a high-performing computer. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p and Y50 have great specs but I've read that the WiFi card might be defective. Also, apparently it heats up extremely quickly and has low battery life. Is the low price a risk for hardware failure? I want to get a computer with durability and power, but I prefer not to get a Mac. Thanks for any and all help.

5 years, 9 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2014

Laptops are oddly fascinating. I don't know why but they just are. Things on my personal list are:

Lenovo Y40. It's a sick little gamer on the go rig.

ASUS UX301LA, my take everywhere workstation.

ASUS NX500, my better take everywhere machine... not released yet. 4K display and Nvidia GTX 850M graphics though... Drool

ASUS T300LA, something to appease the female.

USA, $2000, 13" - CS major, looking for really nice display, good processor and RAM. [R]

5 years, 10 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 14, 2014

A lot of these fields didn't apply so I removed them.

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $2000, but that number is flexible.

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): I'm going to major in Computer Science, so I'll use it for programming and other CS stuff. Plan to carry it around a fair amount so portability is an issue.

  • Screen size preference: 13", could go smaller or bigger. Just don't want something too heavy.

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Slight preference for Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): A lot of games that aren't very graphics intensive but are very processor/RAM intensive, especially Dwarf Fortress and Football Manager. Would still like to be able to take advantage of nice display for things like movies and streaming videos.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.):

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance:

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes, ideally 4k display

My most important things in order:

  1. Able to comfortably do whatever I'll need as a CS major (not totally sure all of what that is)

  2. Really nice display (like 4k, or a Retina Display)

  3. Able to handle processor intensive games like Dwarf Fortress and Football Manager

  4. A reasonable balance of portability vs. battery life

  5. Not insanely loud or hot

Sorry if that's asking for too much, but since my price range is pretty high, I think it would be possible. I appreciate any suggestions!

5 years, 10 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 15, 2014

I'd suggest the Dell XPS 15.

It has an i7-4702HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Nvidia GT 750M graphics, and a fantastic 15.6" 3200x1800 display. It weighs only 4.4lbs, is .7" thin, and is advertised to get up to 11 hours of battery life.

I think this would be your ideal laptop. It checks off all your boxes and I think it even goes above and beyond. The build quality is fantastic, the keyboard is very high quality for your coding, it has a 4K display which would help for that as well, it's lightweight, and gets great battery life. It's also under budget at $1899 with promo code: GRADUATION.

If you need something 13.3", I'd go with the ASUS UX301LA. It's a truly beautiful little machine with a 1440p display. It's super lightweight at 2.6lbs and is all around of high build quality. I plan on getting one myself.

Looking for a capable ultrabook 14in ~$1500 in US [R]

5 years, 10 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 7, 2014

Hey guys, so I just came into some money, and am looking to purchase a new ultrabook. Budget-wise I am looking to spend around $1500 but I'm willing to go up to $2k for the right reasons.

Overall my list of preferences are as follows:

*14in screen (I feel like the 13.3 are a tad too small personally) *Thin/Lightweight/Sleek looking *Battery Life 5+ hours *Minor Gaming (I have a desktop that I will do almost all of my gaming on, but would like to be able to game potentially, though nothing intensive) *Not a Mac (Nothing against MBAs, they seem like great machines, but I recently persuaded a relative that they shouldn't get a Mac and I'd rather not be a hypocrite)

Other then those, its really trying to figure out what are good quality laptops that look sleek. I won't use it for too much that is intensive, though this will be a toy for myself so kind of want to be able to brag/gloat a bit about it lol.

EDIT: Not sure how often this will come up, but realized I should probably mention I would like HDMI out if possible, or at least some video out, for hooking up laptop to TVs when I'm traveling.

5 years, 10 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 7, 2014

> Other then those, its really trying to figure out what are good quality laptops that look sleek. I won't use it for too much that is intensive, though this will be a toy for myself so kind of want to be able to brag/gloat a bit about it lol.

It seems like you want something that looks good. In that case you can take a look at these:

You see that these are all 13.3 inch ultrabooks. If you want a 14 inch one, you will have to look at business grade laptops:

Looking for new laptop, [13.3 - 15.6], [US],[$2000] [R]

5 years, 10 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2014
  • Country of purchase: United States

  • Budget range: $800-2000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): ultraportable with minor gaming (just Starcraft2 and CS:GO)

  • Screen size preference: 13.3-15.6

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Starcraft 2 and CS:GO at 60, some others but playable is all I need.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): None really, 1080p streaming.

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Would definitely like high build quality.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Ultra books, thin but durable, light.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Long battery, most important to me.

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality, I want this to last.

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Low noise/heat, but I would sacrifice that if you think I need to.

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes, must have, the higher the better.

  • A great keyboard: Yes, but I will use my other keyboard from time to time so not so important.

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Sure, but not as important.

  • Great audio: No, but if its part of the whole package I would understand.

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) Must have HDMI out, it is ok if it is not full HDMI, although that would be preferred.

Any other questions I will answer them right away.

Thank you for your help :)

5 years, 10 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2014

If your budget is up to $2000 and you want a really high quality ultrabook, the ASUS UX301LA has incredible build quality and will easily play your games with its Intel Iris 5100 graphics.

It has an i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 x 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, and a beautiful 13.3" 2560x1440 Quad-IPS display. It weighs only 2.6lbs, is only .6" thin and gets 8 hours of battery life.

It's also coated in Gorilla Glass. It's incredibly well made and I plan on buying one for myself for work on the go in the coming months.

If you don't want to spend that much, and can deal with OSX, the Apple MacBook Pro Retina is also a good solution and you can play SC2 and CS:GO on it as well. It would get better battery life and be a little more durable. The touchpads on them are also unrivaled.

Finally, as a 15.6" option, the Dell XPS 15 is much less powerful, but can still play your games on lower settings. it's also only $1199 with promo code: GRADUATION

Ultrabook, 13", USA, any price [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 18, 2014

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5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2014

I'd personally go with the ASUS ZenBook UX301LA.

It has a really sleek look, high quality build, a 1440p display, super light weight, and solid battery life.

If you want to go Apple, the Apple Macbook Pro w/ Retina. It'll have better support, build quality, and battery life, but you'd have to deal with OSX which is a dealbreaker for me.

Ultrabook, 13", USA, any price [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 18, 2014

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5 years, 11 months agoGPLTPL posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2014

ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T 13.3" Quad-HD Display Touchscreen Laptop with Gorilla Glass by Asus http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EPGHEQS/ref=cmswrudpawd_HfqEtb0V3MPVC

i7-4558u, 8GB of RAM, 2 128 GB SSDs on RAID 0, 2560x1440 display and weighs only 2.6 pounds.

Are there any other laptops as light as the Macbook Pro Retina 15? [R]

5 years, 11 months agoRuleof2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 15, 2014

Budget max around 2500. Leaning towards MBP Retina 15 ($2200).

Is there any other laptop that weighs 4lbs and packs as much hardware as the MBP?

I just need to use office/skype/movies/some other stuff. Don't really care about windows/mac. Just needs to have good battery life (min 8 hrs), good performance, and light weight.

5 years, 11 months agoRuleof2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 15, 2014

If your willing to spend that much, check out the asus zenbook cheaper than your MBP and it seems pretty amazing, although I don't have it myself.

13.3 inch, US, $2,000 [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 13, 2014

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5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 13, 2014

You just described the ASUS UX301LA.

It has an i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 x 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, Intel Iris 5100 Graphics, and a 13.3" 2560x1440 IPS display. It weighs 2.6lbs, gets 8 hours of battery life, and is coated in Gorilla Glass for durability.

A question about protection plans [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 8, 2014

I am going to be buying a ASUS Zenbook UX301, but I am unsure where to buy it from as I want an extended protection plan. My options are to buy it off Amazon with a Squaretrade plan, off the Microsoft store with Microsoft Complete plan, or any others that may be good? Any suggestions or thoughts?

5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 8, 2014

I'd go with this UX301LA and the 3 year drops & spills warranty as it covers hardware failure and any accidents you could cause to it. My dad just picked up a laptop from Amazon and I had him get the same warranty, as his last laptop died when he handle fell off of his coffee mug, sending a full cup all over it. Now if that happens, he will be covered.

Light & thin touchscreen, long battery. Up to $2000 [R]

5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 7, 2014

I want as light/thin as possible, with touchscreen and long battery life. This will be my primary computer, so it must be durable and fast. I am willing to pay plenty for a quality product.

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: under $2000

  • Purpose: ultraportable light and thin, but large enough to be a primary computer. I have light needs: social network, internet browsing, text editing, watching movies, and occasional photo editing. I will not use this laptop for gaming or work.

  • Screen size preference: 12-14.5 inches

  • OS preference: Windows 8

  • Method of computer support: self support (I want a good manufacturers warranty. I do not mind paying extra for this.)

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I like hybrids, like the lenovo yoga line. I already have a tablet, though, so this isn't a requirement.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: both important

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality.

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: low noise/heat

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: yes

  • A great keyboard: yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: yes

  • Great audio: yes

List any features that are critical: At least one USB port (doesn't have to be 3.0). Prefer 2+ ports. Prefer matte screen but glossy is OK. Prefer solid state drive.

5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 7, 2014

I would go with the ASUS UX301LA.

It has an i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 x 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, Intel Iris 5100 Graphics, and a 13.3" 2560x1440 IPS touch display. It weighs only 2.6lbs, gets 8 hours of battery life, and is coated in Gorilla Glass for durability.

It's definitely the highest quality and fastest option for your needs.

My girlfriend is going to get a mac from her parents...help me out here. [R]

5 years, 11 months agoepsilon_nought posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 7, 2014

Like the title says, my girlfriend will graduate this year and for her graduation her parents want to gift her a macbook pro. She told me this whilst shopping she even showed the model in store. I took her over to the more decent laptops they had and tried to convince her not to get a mac by comparing specs. Specs don't mean a thing to her. And by this I mean she doesn't understand what they mean really, I tried to explain it to her but to no avail.

Her arguments are basically that windows doesn't switch as fast between tabs and pages as a mac does and Windows 8's tiled start screen looks "as if you're on a child's computer".

Even though you can customize almost everything to whatever you want it to be she still doesn't budge and told me "to make it my mission to convince her". So she's open for the idea.

Brothers help me out here with some arguments to win her over to the Masterrace. Note that she gets the laptop as a gift so they're going to pay that amount of money anyways. Plus she doesn't want some huge-thick laptop. She wants something slim and lightweight so she can carry it to her school and such.

Macbook pro Specs.

i5 4258U @ 2.4GHz 4gigs of DDR3 RAM 128Gb SSD 1600p 13.3" screen (IPS panel) and intel iris graphics (Even though I know mac's are accepted here, 1500 euros for those specs seems like a lot of money)

5 years, 11 months agoepsilon_nought posted on pcmasterrace.
May 7, 2014

This beats the Macbook Pro in essentially every spec you can think of. RAID SSD's, more RAM, better CPU, etc. I don't know if it's the best alternative, but it's the first thing I found, and I tend to trust Asus to make a decent product. You can probably just google "macbook pro alternative" to get even more suggestions.

Ultrabook for college [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 6, 2014

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5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 6, 2014

The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T would be a great option towards the higher end of your budget. It has a powerful i7 dual core 4558U processor, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, 2560x1440 IPS 13.3" touchscreen, bluetooth and Intel Iris 5100 graphics. It can handle all your needs and is portable at only 2.6 pounds.

We would usually recommend a Macbook Pro for your request, but they're at the end of their product cycle. If you have some time, you should wait to see how the upgraded version is best.

[13-15"][US][$1000-$2000] [R]

5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 6, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: US

  • Budget range: $1000 - $2000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Software Development / possible light gaming

  • Screen size preference: 13" - 15"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Linux and (Mac or Windows)

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): ability to handle League of Legends

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.):

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support):

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Mac ( longevity of previous laptop)

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): sleek design, ideally thin, mat black if not a macbook

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: performance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: maybe

  • A great keyboard: depends

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: no

  • Great audio: no

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

No critical features. I am graduating and have a macbook from 2006. I am looking to get a new laptop for work / self . I have been using ubuntu more lately and I will at work too. I may want that on my laptop, though I think mac with unix might end up working out fine for me. I would also maybe want to play league of legends once in a while. I don't have much knowledge of brands of computers out there laptop wise. I was stuck with deciding between a macbook pro and a Thinkpad W540 . Any other suggestions or comments about how to go about deciding would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: The only reason I am leaning towards Macbook pro because how long my last macbook lasted me

5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 6, 2014

For an excellent Macbook Pro alternative, the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T is a great choice. It has an i7 dual core 4558U processor, 8GB ram, Intel Iris 5100 graphics, 2560x1440 13.3" IPS touchscreen and 256GB SSD storage. The battery life should last 7-8 hours, and the Zenbook is extremely well made.

We would recommend waiting until the Macbook Pro is upgraded before purchasing one if you'd like to buy one. It's near the end of its product cycle and due for an upgrade.

[$1000-$2000] college laptop for writing, torrenting, music, graphic design, and business. Needs long battery life, high resolution screen, and portability. [R]

5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 6, 2014

budget: $1000-$2000

Purpose: For college. Writing, torrenting, YouTube/vimeo/porn, no games (I have a gaming PC). I'm a Business major as of now but I might also do some graphic design later. Also I'll be recording and mixing music (Logic, Ableton).

Screensize: 10"-14"

OS Preference: I like Windows 7* but I'm not opposed to OSX

Gaming requirements: N/A

Support: self

Brand preferences: I've had a good experience owning an iPhone. I have an ASUS PC and I've never had a problem with it. Had an HP laptop and it was awful.

Style preference: not a brick

Long battery vs low weight: balance (maybe battery)

Build quality vs low price: build quality

Low noise/heat vs high performance: low noise/heat

Would you pay premium for something that has:

High res screen: sure

Great keyboard: Very yes.

Great touchpad/mouse buttons: yes

Great audio: If it sounds good through headphones then that's good enough. So no.

Critical features: HDMI port, USB 3.0, SD card slot, internal webcam, a screen.

Thank you for any recommendations and comments. First time posting here.

5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 6, 2014

The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T would make a fine choice for you. It has an i7 dual core 4558U processor, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD storage, 2560x1440 13.3" IPS touchscreen and weighs only 2.6 pounds. It's a great mix of portability, power and excellent build quality.

13-15", USA, Looking for a computer suggestion for grad school. $1500 [R]

5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 4, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

Country of purchase: United States

Budget range: $1500-2000

Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Schooling/Entertainment. 

Screen size preference: 13-15"

OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows!!

Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): None

Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): 1080p screen for movie viewing. I want it to be a very fast laptop.. I will be running bio informatics programs and am easily irritated when my computer is slowing me down. 

Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self Support

Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility):None

Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Nope

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

Long battery life -vs- Low weight: balanced

Build quality -vs- Low price: quality

Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: high performance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

High resolution screen: yes

A great keyboard: No

A great touchpad/mouse buttons:No

Great audio:No

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.): HDMI port

Thank you in advance!!!

5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 4, 2014

The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T would be a fine option for you. It's very sturdily built, has a fast dual core i7 4558U processor, 8GB ram, 2560x1440 13.3" IPS touchscreen and a RAID 0 configured SSD for maximum speed. It doesn't have a full sized HDMI port, optin instead for a micro HDMI and mini DP port.

[USA] Ultrabook for college <$2000 [R]

5 years, 11 months agochfr posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 4, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: 1k-2k

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Ultraportable

  • Screen size preference: 13.3", though I'd be fine with a 15.6" that meets my criteria

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Civ 5 (low settings, as long as it doesn't get too hot/loud)

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Business/CS major, so no real high-performance needs

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): n/a

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): n/a

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced (longest battery life for something < 3lb

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Price

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Low noise/heat

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Nope. I'd prefer 1920x1080 or higher, but could settle for 1366x768 if need be
  • A great keyboard: No
  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: No
  • Great audio: No

List any features that are critical: (rated 1-5 on criticality)

  • USB 3.0 - 5
  • Ethernet (in some form) -4
  • >512 GB HDD/SSD - 4
  • Flippable screen - 3
  • Upgradable SSD/HDD/RAM/Battery - 2
  • I would be ok with upgrading the HDD/SSD to something >512GB myself
5 years, 11 months agochfr posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 4, 2014

Definitely agree. If you're willing to spend $2000, you can pretty much get the best possible ultrabook. Alternatively, this Asus Zenbook is a super nice laptop. Almost definitely a worse value than the Yoga 2, unless you really like Asus. The build quality is fantastic, but it's more expensive for a lower res screen and smaller hard drive.

13-14", ~$1000-2000 (USA) for entering College [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 1, 2014

I know very little about laptops. This is part of my attempting to educate myself, so please be kind.

I need a computer for undergraduate. I am entering as a freshman. 1300-1500 is more or less the budget that my Dad set down, but I have a lot of wiggle room on the budget. I'd be happy to save him some money, and he's happy to pay more if I can explain why the product is worth the cost. Anyway, here is what I want:

Mid-size, around 13 or 14 inch screen.

Preferably light, but I don't know how big of a deal this is.

High quality keyboard. This is absolutely a must.

High quality touch pad. Mostly I need responsive, not sticky, etc. This is also a must.

NOTE: The biggest problem I have had with laptops is that my hand will hit the touchpad and activate the cursor when I am trying to type. This honestly makes me so mad that I can't even describe it without getting annoyed. So if their are certain computers that alleviate this problem, or if there is some way to take care of it, please tell me. I will be indebted to you forever.

Run fast. However, I am not a gamer (so I don't need anything ridiculous), I almost never play any video games, and certainly not on a laptop. That said, I have little patience for slow performance in other things.

I would like pretty good screen (screen-resolution? graphics? I don't know if there is a difference. I just want a beautiful screen that can handle various types of lighting) for watching Netflix and various other things.

I'm not sure how important battery life is. I would think it should be pretty high on the list of priorities, but I don't really have a grasp yet of what my habits of use will be like.

Above ALL: I want it to last. This is the last laptop I will ever get without buying myself, and I want to make it last as long as possible. I know many of you are too tech-savvy to stand being a few years behind the newest tech, but I am happy to do that if it means putting off the cost of buying a new laptop. So I need a company that builds reliable, durable laptops.

Again, thank you so much for your help. Buying a laptop is not an easy process, even for a presumably intelligent person.

5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 1, 2014

First, for your touchpad issue, you could download an application like Touchpad Blocker that will turn off the touchpad when you're typing. Next, for a laptop suggestion, the Asus UX301LA-DH71T is a fine option for you. It has a powerful i7 4558U processor, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, 2560x1440 13.3" IPS touchscreen and Intel Iris 5100 graphics. It's a bit on the expensive side of your budget, but you'd be getting a very high quality machine that should last awhile.

[US] - 14-18" - Powerful Ultrabook - no budget [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 1, 2014

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5 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 1, 2014

If you don't mind a 13.3" laptop, the Asus UX301LA offers a well built machine and powerful dual core processor. It uses an i7 4558U CPU, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, 2560x1440 13.3" IPS touchscreen and weighs only 2.6 pounds.

[USA] 13-15" Screen, $2000 Budget [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 1, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $500-$2000

  • Purpose: Portability for work (scientific coding, slideshow presentations, Microsoft Office, SSH to linux servers), but also writing music with REAPER

  • Screen size preference: 13"-15", would prefer resolution comparable to Mac's Retina displays

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows/Linux Dual Boot (I can install Linux myself) or Mac

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Able to handle simple indy games like FTL (have a desktop already for gaming)

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Enough RAM to handle music samples in REAPER (ideally 8 GB)

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self support

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): None

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): None

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Long battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced (need enough for the music programs, but my last laptop overheated a lot)

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

  • Great audio: Yes

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) HDMI Out, At LEAST 3 USB Ports

5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 1, 2014

I think you're looking for the ASUS UX301LA.

It has an i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 x 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, Intel Iris 5100 Graphics, and a 13.3" 2560x1440 touch display. It weighs only 2.6lbs and gets up to 8 hours of battery life.

[US] Flexible Budget (Under 2k), Any Size, School Computer [R]

5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2014

Hey guys,

So I am going back to school part time (masters program in data analytics) and am looking for a solid ultrabook/laptop to use for the classes.

From what I've been told, we will be using scripting languages and stat packages to analyze big data sets, so the processor and ram (6-8GB+) are the primary concerns for this rig. I'd like either a fast HDD (512 GB+) or large (or replaceable with a large) SSD (256 GB).

As I mentioned in the title, my budget is super flexible for the right machine, but I would prefer the cheapest, solid option available that meets those specs.

The lighter, the better, as I will be lugging this around with plenty of other heavy things (read: textbooks).

One other important point: I don't really need this until late August. So, if there's something that hasn't hit the market yet, something we're expecting a refresh of, etc., then that would work as well.

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase:USA

  • Budget range: Under 2K

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Data analytics with R, Stata, Python, etc. Programming and other general college coursework. Unlikely to be used for anything graphics intensive or video (other than the occasional Netflix).

  • Screen size preference: Largest without sacrificing lightness, but anything is fine here.

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Ideally Windows, because of the software, but if there's a solid rig with another OS, I could be convinced.

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): No need.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): As I mentioned above, I need to be able to process large amounts of data quickly and run resource-heavy stat packages.

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Unimportant. I can handle most of the heavy lifting.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): NA

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Love Lenovo's keyboards, but otherwise I'm indifferent to the form factor.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Weight, I'm always near an outlet (assuming it won't die in like an hour)

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: High performance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Take it or leave it.

  • A great keyboard: YES

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: ALSO YES

  • Great audio: Unimportant

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

A 10-key style number pad is VERY important and would be a tie-breaker in most cases.

Edit: Numberpad, size of screen.

5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2014

You aren't really going to find a 10 key in anything 11"-13". That is really reserved for very limited amounts of 14" laptops and otherwise in 15.6" and larger.

With that said, if you're looking for small and powerful, I'd go with the ASUS UX301LA. It's got an i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, a super high res 13.3" 2560x1440 display and Intel Iris 5100 Graphics. It weighs only 2.6lbs and can get up to 8 hours of battery life.

Looking for the perfect PC for college <$2000 [R]

5 years, 12 months agoApril 23, 2014

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5 years, 11 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 23, 2014

I would say that this UX301LA is. The SSD's on RAID 0, beautiful design, and Intel Iris graphics make it a really powerful option. The fact that it's coated in Gorilla Glass makes it really durable as well.

[AMA] Asus Zenbook UX302LG [R]

5 years, 12 months agoMalte52 posted submission on laptopama.
April 22, 2014

Specs:

Windows 8 64-bit Edition

CPU: Intel Core i7 (4. Gen) 4500U / 1.8 GHz (3 GHz)

Cache: 4 MB

RAM: 8 GB, DDR3 SDRAM

Hard disk: 256 GB SSD, Serial ATA-600

Screen: 13.3"

LED backlight

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M - 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM

Touchscreen, touchpad

Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac

Battery: 3-cell Litium-polymer, 50 Wh

Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/B9AP8

Pros:

  • The design. It's just as cool as a Macbook Air!

  • It only weights 3 pounds (1,5 kg.)

  • The keyboard. It's really nice and all the buttons are easy to press.

  • The touchpad is really stable and does whatever I do with my fingers.

  • It's fast, oh God it's fast! It can open Adobe Premiere Pro in 6 seconds and it boots in under 10 seconds. Load time from sleep is under 2 seconds.

  • A lot of ports. The thickness of the computer makes it necessary to use dongles for Ethernet and VGA but with 3 x 3.0 USB I'm safe.

  • With full light and WiFi, you can squeeze out 5 hours of juice from this bad boy.

  • The screen is gorgeous. You can watch it from almost 180 degrees.

  • It stays cool and quiet at all times, unless you install some heavy programs.

Cons:

  • I had a lot of problems with my network card. After contacting Asus they told me that I had to downgrade to Windows 8 from 8.1 (wtf?) It helped a little but what solved it was trying another USB port. Really strange.

  • The power button is right next to the delete key and back space key. I had to disable the button to avoid misclicks.

  • It's a little pricey. I bought it for 11000 DKK (2000$).

  • Sometimes it won't charge to 100% but only to 99% or 98%. Kind of a pet peeve.

Misc:

  • With Full HD, some icons seems a little small. I like it, though.

  • I've owned it for two weeks.

5 years, 11 months agoMalte52 posted on laptopama.
April 23, 2014

I bought it in Denmark on this site (Danish website). 10945 DKK is ~$2000 but computers are generally expensive in Denmark compared to the US.

This have some of the same specs.

1 USA, ~2000 USD, 13"+ Laptop for programming and school. [R]

5 years, 12 months agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 22, 2014

Hey y'all. I was looking for some suggestions regarding a laptop to be used for school, work, and programming. The only three requirements I have are:

  1. A very nice screen. (Retina, IPS, etc.) 13"+
  2. A beefy CPU (One that can handle heavy computational loads.) i5/i7?
  3. One that has a decent amount of battery life. (6+ hours or so.)

Beyond those parameters anything goes.

So far I've been really looking into the MacBook Pros and the Lenovo Thinkpad series. Can anyone give me a good recommendation? Budget ~2000 USD or less. If someone spots a great deal post it but I will be looking all over to find the unit that will suit my needs the best.

I appreciate the advice in advance.

(I am also aware I can purchase a cheap laptop and put Linux on it.)

5 years, 12 months agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 22, 2014

I'm a fan of the ASUS UX301LA.

It has an i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 x 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, Intel Iris 5100 graphics, and a 13.3" 2560x1440 display. It weighs 2.6lbs, gets up to 8 hours of battery life, and is coated in Gorilla Glass for durability.

6 years agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 5, 2014

Basically I don't do any hardcore gaming (I originally bought my ROG for my failed YouTube channel), but since all I really play is League of Legends I would much prefer a lighter laptop and since i'll soon be going to College I would prefer a much more convenient laptop.

Would you recommend me getting a Macbook Pro?

6 years agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 7, 2014

They are decent enough for such a price point. Again, find a comparable Windows laptop (1440p display or better, Intel CPU with Iris graphics, SSD) and you will pay the same amount or more.

If a 1080p display is enough, you could get something for $1000 without problems.

Looking for a light weight laptop with a matte screen. mainly used for programming or web surfing. under 2500usd. [R]

6 years agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 5, 2014

Title sums it up pretty much though to elaborate more, i am a CS student looking for a laptop that may have the specs I mentioned on the title. I want it to be light enough to carry around school and to have a matte screen as it will mainly be used either in the sunroom or outside. looked into Lenovo T440S,X1 Carbon, Apple Macbook pro already so please write them off. thank you so much in advance! :)

6 years agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 5, 2014

You could just get an ASUS UX301LA which is one of the highest performance solutions available for your needs and get a matte screen protector to prevent the limitation of your options.

Looking for a laptop with maximum useable screen space, portability, and battery life [R]

6 years agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 27, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase:US

  • Budget range: <2000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): ultraportable desktop replacement, programming, lots of visible/usable window space my biggest hope

  • Screen size preference: 13-15"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Mac/Linux

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): none really

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Programming, OpenGL support a plus

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self, not an issue

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Been on an older macbook for a while, really like the MBP aesthetic, but I can run some linux distro on any other laptop just fine

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): 15" macbook pro retina, lenovo yoga 2 pro

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balance

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Required

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

  • Great audio: Don't care

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) Lots of useable screen space, upgradeable HDD/SSD and RAM a plus

6 years agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 27, 2014

You might find the ASUS UX301LA to your liking.

It has a fantastic 13.3" 2568x1440 display, 2 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, 8GB RAM, and an Intel i7-4558U CPU.

It also has a look you may enjoy and is coated in Gorilla Glass for durability.

[US] Narrowed Down the list [R]

6 years agoMarch 20, 2014

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6 years agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 20, 2014

If that's the case, then it's not worth quibbling over.

The 2.8-3.3GHz i7 version of the UX301LA is certainly a good deal faster than the 1.6-2.6GHz i5 4200U version, but the 4558 is still a dual core processor. Many people automatically associate i7s with quad cores, but some models are dual cores.

The difference in performance depends on the intensity of the programs you use. However, if you intend on playing games, then we recommend the i7 version, as it comes with an Intel Iris 5100 integrated graphics.

Schoolwork, light gaming (Minecraft), other info inside [R]

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 9, 2014

Hi, r/SuggestALaptop. My previous laptop is damaged beyond repair and I'm looking to buy a new Windows laptop. Here are some of my preferences, but I'm looking for an array of suggestions so I'm lenient with my guidelines.

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: U.S.

  • Budget range:

    ~$2,000 (no more than $2,500)

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.):

    Schoolwork, Minecraft, Adobe CS

  • Screen size preference:

    13"-14"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux):

    Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings):

    40-60 FPS in Minecraft would be amazing.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.):

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support):

    Self support.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility):

    Open to all suggestions, willing to consider each equally

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight:

    Balaced - preferrably 6+ hours of battery, but low weight.

  • Build quality -vs- Low price:

    Build quality since my budget is reasonable.

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance:

    balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen:

    Possibly.

  • A great keyboard:

    Eh.

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons:

    Yes.

  • Great audio:

    Eh.

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

USB 3.0, others are bonus.
I'm not sure about glossy vs. matte so I'd accept suggestions with either (maybe someone can enlighten me on the advantages of each).
6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 9, 2014

Sounds like with the budget you offered up that you would be best with the ASUS UX301LA. It has a Haswell i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, a super high 2560x1440 res 13.3" touch display, and Iris 5100 Graphics that would be well capable of playing your games.

It also has a great backlit keyboard, is coated in Gorilla Glass for durability, gets 8 hours of battery life and only weighs 2.6lbs.

My Computer compared to Others! [R]

6 years, 1 month agoMarch 9, 2014

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6 years, 1 month agoodd84 posted on funny.
March 9, 2014

Ouch.

Laptops have come pretty far in the past two years.

i7-4558u @ 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 2x256GB SSD RAID, 2560x1440 13.3" ultrabook that's 15mm thick here. Gets 6-8 hours battery and up to 255 days in sleep with sub-1-second wake time.

The integrated Intel Iris 5100 GPU runs circles around the discrete Radeon of the 3-year-old laptop it replaced. There's not much need for "gaming laptops" as a category anymore when the integrated GPU in a thin-and-light can run recent games at native resolution.

http://www.amazon.com/Zenbook-UX301LA-DH71T-13-3-Inch-Touchscreen-Ultrabook/dp/B00EPGHEQS

[USA] 13" and under ultra-portable laptop for school work, web browsing, video editing and light gaming. $1,000-$2,000 budget. [R]

6 years, 1 month agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 9, 2014

Country of purchase: USA

Budget range: 1000-2000 USD

Purpose: Ultraportable. Schoolwork (Word, Excel, SPSS), Photoshop, web browsing, some gaming

Screen size preference: 13 inchs and under (smaller/more portable is better)

OS preference: Windows

Gaming requirements: Dark Souls 2

Performance requirements: Speed while multi-tasking. Some photo/video editing and light gaming

Method of computer support: self support

Brand preferences and reasons: Doesn't matter as long as good quality/repuatation

Any particular style that you like: Thinner and lighter preferably but also durable

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

Long battery life -vs- Low weight: low weight, though decent batter life would be nice if possible

Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality

Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

High resolution screen: Yes

A great keyboard: Yes

A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

Great audio: YES

List any features that are critical: Light, thin and portable while still being high quality is #1. Would prefer both SSD (to load operating system on/main programs) and HDD since I have a lot of music if possible. USB 3.0 and HDMI port and card slot would be nice. Touch Screen is fine but not necessary. Will not be gaming often, just Dark Souls and would like to be able to play DS2 when its released.

6 years, 1 month agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 9, 2014

Hey Narwhal!

Laptops that portable/small usually don't have dedicated graphics, so we think you may want to consider something with pretty good integrated graphics. The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA has a dual core i7 4558U processor, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, 2560x1440 13.3" touchscreen and Intel Iris 5100 integrated graphics. It's only 2.6 pounds and 0.6" thick.

[USA] Looking for options for Laptop/Ultrabook $2000 [R]

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 6, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: Under $2,000.

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Mainstream - web browsing & music & research/writing papers.

  • Screen size preference: 13"-15"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): As long as it can load D3D game on the lowest setting (Emulators) / 1080p w/ slight tear & no tearing on 720p movies

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): 1080p w/ slight tear & no tearing on 720p movies ; no video editing

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self Support

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): N/A

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): As long as it is not white cover.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Low weight

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has: Yes

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: yes

  • Great audio: YES! THIS IS A MUST!

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) Wifi Ethernet Port Removable HDD or Has SSD already.

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 6, 2014

That budget brings a lot of options.

If you want a really high resolution like the Macbook Pro Retina, get an ASUS Zenbook UX301LA. It has a Haswell i7-4558U, 8GB RAM, 2 128GB SSD's on RAID 0, and a 13.3" touchscreen 2560x1440 display.

It weighs 2.6lbs and gets over 8 hours on a battery, and even has premium audio.

It also has one of the highest rated trackpads for an ultrabook, and is coated in Gorilla Glass for durability. The keyboard on these is great too and it's backlit.

It's also on sale right now for $1699.

USA. Need a laptop for linux web development. Pixel density and aesthetics important. Not an MBP. Budget < $2000 [R]

6 years, 1 month agoMarch 1, 2014

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6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 1, 2014

I think what you're looking for is an ASUS UX301. It's 13.3" instead of 14", but it has a 4th gen Haswell i7, 8GB RAM, 2 128GB SSD's on RAID0, and a 2560x1440 display.

It also has a backlit keyboard, 802.11AC NIC, and is coated in Gorilla Glass for durability. They are very pretty machines.

Up to $2000 - Light 13-15" super high quality [R]

6 years, 1 month agoFeb. 25, 2014

Like the title says, I'm looking for something very high quality. I don't need a lot of graphics power. It will mostly be for internet/netflix with some programming. I would like something very light and thin, and I also want something that won't give me headaches from problems with build quality and parts failures. Also, I'm looking for a FHD or better touchscreen and an SSD. I have my eye on the haswell x1 carbon atm, but I keep for each laptop I've set my sights on, I've found posts with issues. I'm probably being too picky, but I'd like to make sure I've seen all the options before I settle on one. Thanks!

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2014

I would just suggest the ASUS UX301. They have the best build quality and these are gorgeous machines.

I also like that they are coated in Gorilla Glass for durability.

USA Max:$2000 Ultra Portable(Programming) Screen Size v Resolution [R]

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase:USA

  • Budget range: Max $2000

  • Purpose: Ultra portable

  • Screen size preference:13"-15"

  • OS preference: No preference

  • Gaming requirements: None

  • Performance requirements: Programming, Web Surfing, dumb stuff

  • Method of computer support: Me

  • Brand preferences and reasons: None

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Samsung ATIV Series, MacBook Pros

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

  • Great audio: No

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

My main concern is the screen size and its resolution. I have seen a few Samsung models that have 15"/1600x900 and 13.3"/3200x1800. The retina displays on the macbook pros also look very great. I haven't seen that great of a selection on ultra portables with 1920x1080. I am unsure how good sublime/visual studio/Linux terminals will look at these resolutions. Sharp text would be nice, but I do not want to have to sit three inches from the screen to view it. Any opinions on what the ideal screen size to resolution is will be greatly appreciated.

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2014

Yeah I would definitely go with the ASUS UX301 if you want that high resolution.

There is a 1080p option available if you don't need a lot of battery life. You can get the Gigabye P34G. It actually has a quad-core processor too, unlike the UX301, which has a dual core ULV processor.

USA Max:$2000 Ultra Portable(Programming) Screen Size v Resolution [R]

6 years, 1 month agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase:USA

  • Budget range: Max $2000

  • Purpose: Ultra portable

  • Screen size preference:13"-15"

  • OS preference: No preference

  • Gaming requirements: None

  • Performance requirements: Programming, Web Surfing, dumb stuff

  • Method of computer support: Me

  • Brand preferences and reasons: None

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Samsung ATIV Series, MacBook Pros

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

  • Great audio: No

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

My main concern is the screen size and its resolution. I have seen a few Samsung models that have 15"/1600x900 and 13.3"/3200x1800. The retina displays on the macbook pros also look very great. I haven't seen that great of a selection on ultra portables with 1920x1080. I am unsure how good sublime/visual studio/Linux terminals will look at these resolutions. Sharp text would be nice, but I do not want to have to sit three inches from the screen to view it. Any opinions on what the ideal screen size to resolution is will be greatly appreciated.

6 years, 1 month agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2014

If you want another QHD option, the Asus Zenbook UX301LA is a bit pricey, but it's got excellent build quality, an SSD and a slightly lower than MBP "retina" resolution 2560x1440 resolution on a 13.3" screen.

If you're concerned that the text will appear too small, the Macbook Pro Retina 15 has a 15.6" screen and the superior build quality and battery life that Apple is well known for. If you think that you'd benefit from a larger screen, this may be best for you. Some people have no problems with a smaller screen, but YMMV.

Up to $2000 - Light 13-15" super high quality [R]

6 years, 1 month agoFeb. 25, 2014

Like the title says, I'm looking for something very high quality. I don't need a lot of graphics power. It will mostly be for internet/netflix with some programming. I would like something very light and thin, and I also want something that won't give me headaches from problems with build quality and parts failures. Also, I'm looking for a FHD or better touchscreen and an SSD. I have my eye on the haswell x1 carbon atm, but I keep for each laptop I've set my sights on, I've found posts with issues. I'm probably being too picky, but I'd like to make sure I've seen all the options before I settle on one. Thanks!

6 years, 1 month agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2014

You have a few more options to browse through.

One is the Asus Zenbook UX301LA, with a i7 4558U processor, 2560x1440 13.3" touchscreen, 8GB ram and 256GB SSD. It weighs 2.6 pounds.

Another is the Acer Aspire S7 FHD or Acer Aspire S7 QHD. Both have an i7 4500U, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD and a 13.3" touchscreen.

All the laptops have good build quality, it's a matter of aesthetics, price and brand preference now.

Hope this helps!

$2000 budget, need a durable and powerful laptop pretty fast [R]

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 21, 2014

Thanks to a scholarship I have a big budget to work with. I'm going to use it for school for another year but I'm also going to consider this my future work computer. I was thinking of the Lenovo X series or the T series. I also was thinking of just getting a mac and running windows on it. I just want a durable computer with good tech support.

Any help would be much appreciated!! I really need to buy one within a few days.

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: >$2000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Desktop replacement

  • Screen size preference: 13 up to 15.6.

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows or Mac

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Sims 4 when it comes out, I've never had a decent computer to play games on so if it could do Skyrim or DayZ I'd be happy.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.):CAD, Sap, videos

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Lenovo, Apple, I don't really like Acer

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Macbook Pro, Lenovo X series, aluminum, non glossy

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Low weight which includes the power cord

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality! This is the most important for me

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance:

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: No

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

  • Great audio: No

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

HDMI, easy to upgrade

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 22, 2014

Might I suggest the ASUS UX301. ASUS makes the highest quality machine on the market, IMO, and you will get the high res display and speed you're looking for in the UX301. It's also got 2 SSD's on RAID0 for extremely fast load times.

If you want one for gaming though, you can sacrifice some price and portability and go with the ASUS G75. These are amazingly high quality. I own one for when I go out of town for work. It also has dual SSD's on raid 0 + a 1TB storage drive, 16GB RAM, an Intel i7, and an Nvidia GTX 770M which will play any game you throw at it on high settings. This is absolutely a desktop replacement though.

I need your help! 13'-15' High-end ultrabook [~2000$ Canada] [R]

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 20, 2014
  • Country of purchase: Canada

  • Budget range: ~2000$

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Internet with multiple internet tabs, Programming (Java/Ruby/C#/etc...), Adobe Photoshop.

  • Screen size preference: 13 or 15

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Maybe running League of Legends smoothly on low setting i don't care.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Would like 256go SSD (128 is not enough), 8go RAM

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support):

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): I own a Samsung Galaxy S4. I don't like Mac that much and I never worked with OSX.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I like good looking laptop and nice screen HD quality !

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Low weight

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: High performance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Not sure

  • Great audio: Nope

So I've done some research on which laptop I love the most and I end up with 3:

I know Mac are good product and I was hesitating on buying one of those because I never tried OSX (never really loved it) and always thought they were overpriced but when I look at these prices... And I know I could install Windows 7 that I prefer over Windows 8 honestly... Another thing I'm not sure about buying Mac is the keyboard layout. Maybe I would get used to it but I dont like how the keys are placed on the bottom left: fn/ctrl/alt/cmd compared to ctrl/windows/alt.

The Zenbook UX301 looks really really nice and seems to have outstanding performance. I really love the design and the keyboard seems to be good quality. The white edition is so fucking sick but I can't find it to buy :( Someone knows where I could buy this beauty?

On his part, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus seems to be good too but a little weaker than the Zenbook. I love the design and appreciate Samsung as a company. However, this ultrabook seems to be overpriced for what it gives. What you think?

I'm open to other great suggestions from you guys. I am looking for a good quality laptop with hi-res display that will still be decent in 4-5 years. I was looking for a 15' laptop too (the MacBook Pro for example) so I'm open to these too !

Btw, I don't really like Acer's laptops. Hope you guys can help me !

6 years, 1 month agoconstruktz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 20, 2014

I'd go with the ASUS UX301LA-DH71T or the ASUS UX301-DH51T.

You could cut a large chunk of the cost off going with the second one, and it would still kick ass.

Looking to replace 2009 macbook (USA) [R]

6 years, 1 month agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 19, 2014

I'm looking to replace my 2009 macbook. While it can still browse the web and run word fine, I'm looking to upgrade to something that can multitask a bit better - something that doesn't start sputtering when I've got multiple browser tabs open and word up at the same time. I'd also like it to have decent light to mid-level gaming capability (I'd really just like it to run Civ 5 smoothly; if it could run games like skyrim too I'd be incredibly pleased but this level of gaming isn't a priority). Nice aesthetics are relatively important to me; if I'm going to shell out a lot of money I'd like a good looking product (metal finish especially). It also has to be 15.6 in or under, and ideally less then 5 pounds (I really don't want to break 6-6.5, however). The last thing thats very important to me is a high quality keyboard/trackpad - trackpad especially. I'd prefer windows, but I'll consider any options. Thanks in advance for all the help.
LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range:~$2000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Mainstream/gaming (more in description above)

  • Screen size preference: Anywhere from 13 to 16 in.

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows, but will consider Mac.

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings):Civ 5 on mid/high settings

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.):Good multitasking (run relatively smoothly with multiple browser tabs and netflix with word open as well)

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self, or best buy.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility):Coming from a 2009 macbook, but no real preference to mac/windows, other then that I'd prefer windows so I could explore more gaming.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Dell precision m3800 is beautiful (concerned about quadro graphics card), as are the new macbooks. Open to other styles, however.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price:Build Quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance:High performance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen:yes

  • A great keyboard:YES

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons:YES

  • Great audio:no

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) all listed above, I'd also prefer battery life ~6 hrs or greater.

Thanks again for all the help

6 years, 1 month agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 19, 2014

Hi GNW, one option could be the Asus UX301 Zenbook, especially if you don't want a dedicated GPU. The Intel Iris integrated chips are actually quite good, about equal to a midrange GPU without the additional weight and power consumption. The latest Macbook Pro also uses Iris graphics. This Asus model has a dual core i7 4558u 2.8GHz processor (better than the 4500u), 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris 5100 graphics and a quad HD 2560x1440 13.3 "retina" display.

This won't run Skyrim well, but it should be able to run Civ 5. The excellent elements of the laptop are a great build quality, 8 hours of battery, .6" thickness and 2.5 pounds. Here's a review from Notebookcheck.

Hope this helps! CyberJeeves helps with lots of different purchases, not just laptops. For more info on how we can assist you for free, check out our website :)

Need help picking laptop for school next year. No real preference on screen size and no limit on budget. USA [R]

6 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 8, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: United States

  • Budget range: No Limit: Graduation Present

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Going to college next year and need a laptop with good battery life that works fast and well and that I can take to class. To be honest, I would say that like macbooks are a perfect example of what I want but I hate apple products and cannot use them for my life so I need a laptop with similar hardware/durability/function but with a different operating system. (windows/linux/chromebook)

  • Screen size preference: literally no preference.

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows or linux or Chromebook

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): not really going to doing any gaming on this computer besides for solitaire and minesweeper. I'd love some god like fps with max settings on those though (joke).

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Mostly just school work, netflix, and hardcore internet browsing.

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self support/ (if extreme emergency- probably would bring it somewhere)

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): none.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): really open to anything. I just want a solid feeling, high quality laptop.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Long battery life (but would prefer like a midpoint if possible)

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: high build quality.

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: high performance.

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: yes

  • A great keyboard: yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: yes

  • Great audio: yes

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) USB 3.0, Bluetooth, backlit keyboard (preferred),

6 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 8, 2014

Hey zstilman, you may want to check out this Asus Zenbook UX301, which is the highest end Asus laptop. It has a fast 2.8 GHz Haswell i7 4558U, 256GB SSD, 8GB ram, a 13.3" "retina"-like 2560x1440 display, a Gorilla Glass lid and Intel Iris 5100 integrated graphics. It's only 2.6 pounds and should average 7.5-8 hours battery life while browsing.

Normally, at $1850, we'd consider this a bit pricey, but since you want a high quality, Macbook-esque product, we think this is a strong contender. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for success in college!

[13.3"+, US, under $2500] [R]

6 years, 2 months agoFeb. 6, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: US

  • Budget range: up to $2500

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): firstly portable, but also should be able to handle some games (dota2), mainly used for school

  • Screen size preference: 13.3-15.6 in

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): windows 7, (8/8.1 is fine too)

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): dota2 at >40 fps

  • requirements (video, CAD, etc.): should be able to run multiple applications at once (games, browser, music, etc)

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self support

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): sony, lenovo, but open to suggestions

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): something sleek and portable (something that looks like sony ultrabooks)

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: low noise/heat

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: yes

  • A great keyboard: yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: no

  • Great audio: maybe

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

at least 1 usb 3.0 (2 preferred), SSD HD >=64 GB(I have external HDs for more storage), HDMI port, and ethernet port

Mostly I'm looking for a laptop to take with me to med school (next 4 years). I will be taking it to class to take notes and maybe occasionally use it for gaming. I want it to be good enough to last these next 4 years. So reliability/quality and portability is a must. Battery life is not as important because I'll probably have outlets everywhere. I would also like to have a laptop that boots fast and is able to run many programs simultaneously. I don't care for touch screens or any of that new 'tablet' conversion stuff.

6 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 6, 2014

Hi infinitesimalCN, we've been searching review sites to find you something that can meet your needs. Overall, we think you should consider the Asus Zenbook. It has a 2560x1440 13.3" display (quadHD), quad core i7 4558, 256GB SSD, 8GB ram. It is rated 5 stars on Amazon and is ultraportable at 2.6lbs. It does have a touchscreen, which we know you don't think is important.

We must point out that it doesn't have a dedicated GPU, and therefore a bit pricey, though still less than your budget. Dota 2 should run fine on it, but nothing can compete with a dedicated GPU. That said, the other specs seem to fit your needs.

The other option could be a Lenovo Thinkpad w540, it's not nearly as good looking, but it may be better if you'd rather have a Quadro K1100M.

We hope this helps. Good luck!

NVIDIA Tegra K1 benchmarks reveal incredible performance [R]

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Jan. 13, 2014

Thought you guys would enjoy this. [R]

6 years, 3 months agoYellowCBR posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2013
6 years, 3 months agoYellowCBR posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 28, 2013

Well that was my point in the first place, the Air doesn't have direct Windows competitors, because they are higher spec and thus more expensive. You can partially blame Intel for this, pushing touchscreens and SSDs.

Dell's Inspiron 14 7000 could kind of be a competitor, but it is on the heavy side (and the keyboard is pathetic).

The Zenbook Infinity is kind of hard to find because they're referred to their model numbers, which are different for different specs. UX301 (Infinity) and UX302 being current gen I believe, each with a myriad of specs. From cheap to outrageous. That cheaper model would be a good comparison to an Air, but with an HDD. Even if you put in an SSD yourself it would still be cheaper.

The base model Spectre is a dead-on competitor with 1080p. I don't know about battery life and quality though...it is HP. The $1230 Spectre is actually very nice for specs/$$$.

Like I said, the Air is the only acceptable Apple computer. Maybe the base model 13" rMBP.

Best error message ever?? [R]

6 years, 3 months agoodd84 posted submission on funny.
Dec. 23, 2013
6 years, 3 months agoodd84 posted on funny.
Dec. 23, 2013

What part of this looks "mobile" to you?

http://i.imgur.com/CqRH4V2.png

Apologies for the large size; I'm on a 2560x1440 laptop at 1.5x DPI scaling in Windows 8.1.