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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2012, 09:32:25 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2012, 10:10:34 PM »
Something to keep in mind - is that the screen resolution makes a big difference.

The typical screen res is 768p (its 1380x768) No matter how many inch screen the laptop screen size is, if the res is 768p it will be able to display the same amount as a 15.6" laptop.

Apples Mac Air 13" is a 900p

If you could find a 14" laptop with 900p it will prob be equivalent to 15.6" (the res is actually higher than the typical 15.6") so you will gain the fact that its smaller and more portable, and even though its a smaller screen you aren't really sacrificing anything.


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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2012, 10:14:23 PM »
Something to keep in mind - is that the screen resolution makes a big difference.

The typical screen res is 768p (its 1380x768) No matter how many inch screen the laptop screen size is, if the res is 768p it will be able to display the same amount as a 15.6" laptop.

Apples Mac Air 13" is a 900p

If you could find a 14" laptop with 900p it will prob be equivalent to 15.6" (the res is actually higher than the typical 15.6") so you will gain the fact that its smaller and more portable, and even though its a smaller screen you aren't really sacrificing anything.
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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2012, 07:27:46 AM »
Vaio Z1
Thanks.
The 13" Zaio, Custom made with:
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Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint 3G wireless mobile broadband built-in
Internal (4000mAh) + sheet (4400mAh) lithium polymer batteries
Comes to a whopping $2500.

Not entirely ruling it out, but seems like a heck of a lot of money.

I think I can pass on the processor, so -$150, perhaps also with Windows Home Premium (Don't even know the difference yet, use mac now) -$150.

I just can't see how this is worth $1000 more than a mac air.

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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2012, 09:25:50 AM »
Thanks.
The 13" Zaio, Custom made with:
Intel® Core™ i7-2640M processor (2.80GHz / 3.50GHz with Turbo Boost)
Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-bit
128GB SSD
8GB (4GB x2 fixed onboard) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint 3G wireless mobile broadband built-in
Internal (4000mAh) + sheet (4400mAh) lithium polymer batteries
Comes to a whopping $2500.

Not entirely ruling it out, but seems like a heck of a lot of money.

I think I can pass on the processor, so -$150, perhaps also with Windows Home Premium (Don't even know the difference yet, use mac now) -$150.

I just can't see how this is worth $1000 more than a mac air.
This is actually a really powerful PC in the body of an Ultrabook

The specs are really nice, and not the mobile processor version.
Has dedicated 1GB Graphics - this is built for gaming, or real work - photoshop ect...

They prob are charging this price cuz they could, these specs on an Ultrabook aint common.

It will be way more powerful than an mac Air (not that you need it ;))

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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2012, 09:28:58 AM »
This is actually a really powerful PC in the body of an Ultrabook

The specs are really nice, and not the mobile processor version.
Has dedicated 1GB Graphics - this is built for gaming, or real work - photoshop ect...

They prob are charging this price cuz they could, these specs on an Ultrabook aint common.

It will be way more powerful than an mac Air (not that you need it ;))
Come show me a photshop guy who earns as much as I do from a 3BM...

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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2012, 09:31:20 AM »
Come show me a photshop guy who earns as much as I do from a 3BM...
Lol ;)

I meant real work - any type of app that needs a powerful comp for.

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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2012, 11:30:10 AM »
Thanks.
The 13" Zaio, Custom made with:
Intel® Core™ i7-2640M processor (2.80GHz / 3.50GHz with Turbo Boost)
Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-bit
128GB SSD
8GB (4GB x2 fixed onboard) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint 3G wireless mobile broadband built-in
Internal (4000mAh) + sheet (4400mAh) lithium polymer batteries
Comes to a whopping $2500.

Not entirely ruling it out, but seems like a heck of a lot of money.

I think I can pass on the processor, so -$150, perhaps also with Windows Home Premium (Don't even know the difference yet, use mac now) -$150.

I just can't see how this is worth $1000 more than a mac air.


That's a Z2, good luck finding a Z1.
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2012, 11:31:16 AM »
That's a Z2, good luck finding a Z1.
Not in production anymore?
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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2012, 11:40:09 AM »
Not in production anymore?
Nope. Best laptop ever though.
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2012, 11:49:14 AM »
Nope. Best laptop ever though.
So they stopped making their best laptop ever? no wonder they're bankrupt
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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2012, 02:31:27 PM »
This is actually a really powerful PC in the body of an Ultrabook

The specs are really nice, and not the mobile processor version.
Has dedicated 1GB Graphics - this is built for gaming, or real work - photoshop ect...

They prob are charging this price cuz they could, these specs on an Ultrabook aint common.

It will be way more powerful than an mac Air (not that you need it ;))
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Assuming I don't use photo/video editing, while I understand the difference won't be significant, will I be able to tell a slight difference?
IF I shell out so much on a pc, I would pay the extra $150 for even the smallest difference.
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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2012, 01:29:15 AM »
Thanks.
The 13null Zaio, Custom made with:
Intel® Core™ i7-2640M processor (2.80GHz / 3.50GHz with Turbo Boost)
Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-bit
128GB SSD
8GB (4GB x2 fixed onboard) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
Verizon Wireless, ATnullT, and Sprint 3G wireless mobile broadband built-in
Internal (4000mAh) + sheet (4400mAh) lithium polymer batteries
Comes to a whopping $2500.

Not entirely ruling it out, but seems like a heck of a lot of money.

I think I can pass on the processor, so -$150, perhaps also with Windows Home Premium (Don't even know the difference yet, use mac now) -$150.

I just can't see how this is worth $1000 more than a mac air.

Zaio, Like! lol :P

It's infinitely better than a MBA, though I agree, not worth the price.

Nope. Best laptop ever though.

I had the Dell 700m and (considering what was out there at the time) it was (IMHO) a much better value at $700 compared to my Zaio (thanks PlatinumGuy) Z12's $1,800 sticker price, even after adjusting for inflation.

@Name Changed, the Z2 has this annoying external thing you need for the 1gb GPU etc. Interesting concept, but not the same as having it all built in.

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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2012, 09:34:39 AM »
@Name Changed, the Z2 has this annoying external thing you need for the 1gb GPU etc. Interesting concept, but not the same as having it all built in.
Yea, Its basically a dock.

But as per the specs - 2 SSD Drives for Raid 0 and a standard i5 or i7 processor, I doubt there is any room for them to put in a 1GB card into the body of the laptop ... if there was room, they prob would. But I guess what they are thinking that the times you need the capability of a 1GB graphics than its not such a big deal to dock the computer, and u'll get a USB 3.0, HDMI and a Optical Drive.

Its a nice PC, but IMHO not worth the price. I also am not happy that they only give you the option for raid 0. Obviously with 2 SSD Drives the laptop will be super fast, but your data isnt too safe.

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Re: Best PC laptop (non deal)
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2012, 09:38:34 AM »
@PlatinumGuy

Now that the new macbook is out - Here

Maybe you would consider it. It is really slim (what you want) and has a 15.6" screen