Originally Posted by Sylverant
That looks absolutely incredible, as much as the price itself. Talk about spec's on a laptop though, you should be fine for a while.
My Fujitsu UH900 on the other hand, despite serving me well for these past 2 years, is finally starting to go.
It's strange; its integrated GPU can still handle a good deal of 720p content and any 1080p youtube rip, but Internet Explorer and Chrome seem slow in comparison to when it was new. Overall all, the response time just seems fairly bad.
I remember when I had this baby hooked up to my monitor with mouse/keyboard, and couldn't tell the difference between my desktop in regards to file folder navigating, internet browsing, and watching dvd quality video, in both H264 and AVI. It could even play Sonic Adventure 2004 on medium settings!
I also used to be able to browse headfi without issues, but now the attempt isn't worth it -its much too choppy. I'm thinking my little baby burned itself out; as the inside body below the battery has some brown burn marks.
I'll try restoring it and starting fresh in case the SSD is the issue, but I'm definitely thinking about an Ultrabook now.
The Gigabyte U2442 is looking real attractive to me right now:
It's arguably better spec'd than my brother's Dell XPS 15" 935sLV in a 14" form factor for $400 less, and if I go for the i5 version for $1099, I get a computer that's just as competent for gaming in comparison to the 935sLV for $600 less.
Had I known about this laptop, I would have bought the i7 version and never built a new desktop ><
LOL, that's actually a very cute and handy little one. What's the resolution? It looks kind of high, and it seems to me that the hardware might actually be better than the size would lead me to believe. Must be pretty hard typing on it, but for browsing the web it may very well do the trick. I remember when I was little and bought those databank type of things:
Not exactly that one, but they looked about the same.
However, it's pretty incredible to see how much they can squeeze into a small form factor, when you were raised up with less than a C64 into pretty much the same:ish size (those databanks were a bit smaller, but in the grander scheme of things ... both look more or less pocket sized to me).
My father had a programmable calculator:
I never learned to use it though, and by the time I had began learning BASIC, I had a C64 and could do coding on it instead. I never really learned coding BASIC though, but merely do some grafic tricks and stuff, like a flying balloon over the screen with the colors changing.
As for an ultrabook, my friend, I'd probably go with a Zenbook at this moment. They are pretty well priced and there is a version with a discrete graphics card. As for the 640M LE, I believe the only thing funky about it is that it's (supposedly) very underclocked (making it good for overclocking). Personally, I haven't done any overclocking with MSI Afterburner (or any other software), but I remember attempting overclocking when it was done with jumpers on the motherboard.
Speaking of ultrabooks, I just heard that the U500 I talked about earlier, with the IPS screen, is going to be somewhere above $2000 .. which is absolutely too much for my taste. It's a good one, but I couldn't have imagined it being that expensive. Oh well, if you wouldn't mind a 17" screen, I'd suggest you to take a look the chronos series from Samsung: 700Z7C. In my opinion it looks really good, and has some powerful specs, and is not $2000.
Originally Posted by Magick Man
I bought one of these for a local school to give away to a student as a prize, and it's a sweet little UB.
Even makes a cool hackintosh with a little work.
The only gripe I have with Vizio is their keyboard. It's apparently pretty bad IIRC. Also, Vizios don't exist in Sweden, so I haven't really been studying it, even though I have read reviews out of sheer interest.
Edited by Coq de Combat - 10/2/12 at 1:01am