Ultrabooks

Forum discussion tagged with Ultrabooks.
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    Solved! Pulse Noise, from new Asus ultrabook (SSD only) Video attached

    I bought the new Asus Zenbook UX433 ultrabook. After few days of operation, I noticed it started to make these strange pulse noised, in a sporadic way. sometimes it would be heard every 30-40 seconds, and sometimes not heard at all: https://imgur.com/gallery/TuiODlx (turn up the sound and...
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    A Premium Ultrabook without Nosecam that Isn't a MacBook Air?

    Looking for an ultrabook. Don't love the Apple premium, though I've been using MacBook Airs provided by employers for the last decade or so. Love the slim bezels of the XPS and MateBook X Pro. But I do a lot of video-conferencing and can't abide the webcam positioning (and don't want to carry...
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    Should I return my Surface Laptop?

    Hey guys, Since this is quite a specific question, I chose to make a thread. I'm a beginning Industrial Product Design student, and since I postponed choosing a laptop till the end of the vacation, I only had a few days to decide. I'm going to be working with solidworks and in my personal...
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    Best 2018 Ultrabook with Discrete GPU?

    So, right now I am looking to buy an ultrabook, but the problem is I want a dedicated/discrete GPU with it. I'm looking for a 13" laptop with at least a 1080p HD resolution and a Core i7-8550U with 8GB RAM (preferrably 16GB). And of course, the dGPU. I really like the Dell XPS 13, but the...
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    Advice on engineering student laptop

    Hi! I'm looking for a new laptop for my engineering studies. It'll be used for a wide variety of tasks, and has to be very capable. I'll typically be doing CAD work in SolidWorks, programming, everyday tasks and connecting external equipment. I've looked at mobile workstations and I'm...
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    15.6" anti-glare ultrabook/laptop

    Hi everyone! I'm looking to buy a laptop, but I can't seem to find the perfect one... Can anybody help me with the decision? I would like to get a light laptop with a 15.6" 1080p (FHD) anti-glare screen with good viewing angles. Processor: i7 8550U (or some other intel quad-core 8th gen...
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    Help for Asus Zenbook UX430UN

    I recently bought an Asus Zenbook UX430UN-GV069T in ROYAL BLUE color. The lid of laptop is made of what company claims as Nano Imprint Lithography(NIL) which makes it looks extremely beautiful in the light.However, I recently noticed that the NIL coating is a complete fingerprint magnet and is...
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    What is the difference between a lightweight Subnotebook and an Ultrabook?

    I will be buying small and compact computers for coworkers for their ability to work on the go. While searching I saw Ultrabooks and Subnotebooks, They both had similar specs. I wanted to know the difference between both a Subnotebook and an Ultrabook. PLEASE RESPOND ASAP.
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    What are some good upgradable $500 ultrabooks?

    I'm potentially looking into buying a new laptop. I don't care about things that can be upgraded in the future (such as RAM and HDD), but I want an ultrabook that has a decent construction, a decent screen and a good CPU. Thunderbolt 3 would also be nice. Are there any ultrabooks that fit those...
  10. dmcfc

    What Ultrabook to buy today at Black Friday?

    So I've been looking for a while to buy a new ultrabook. However I don't really want to buy the really high end models. So I'm placing my budget as $850. As far as today's deals go, I've seen the Huawei Matebook X going for $800 on amazon and the macbook air (I know it's kind of dated, but...
  11. Crow-M

    ASUS UX330UA i5 vs i7

    Hi, I want to buy an ultrabook - concretely ASUS ZenBook UX330UA, and there are a i5 7200U + M.2 256GB SSD or i7 7500U + M.2 512GB SSD versions. My questions are: - considering price difference, is it worth to pay circa +180€ for i7/512GB ? - how will i7 effects battery life-time ? - is there...
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    Acer swift 3 /w MX150 or wait

    I've been researching ultrabooks for the past while, I've been wanting a thin sub 14" laptop with a discrete GPU, which limited my options until seeing a bunch of new ultrabooks coming out with the MX150 chip. Currently the only available unit is an Acer Swift 3 with i5-8250u and MX150 for...
  13. bulletgoboom

    Laptop Recommendations for University

    So I've been looking at several types of laptops for University (gaming, ultrabooks, macs, etc) and I would like to hear what people recommend as a good all round laptop (around ~$1000ish CAD). A few of my current choices include: Dell XPS 13 1080p Touch ($1150)...
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    Photo+Video editing while backpacking

    Hi, I'm going on a 9+ months travel where I'll be spending a lot of time outdoor and carrying my gear on my back. While I've been doing photo editing for some time already (Lightroom) I'll now move into video editing (likely Premiere). Video will go on my website and potentially Youtube. The...
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    HP Split X2 Won't Turn On[SOLVED]

    The Laptop was running low on battery, so I got the original HP Charger connected to the wall socket and turned on the switch, while I was looking in the dark for the Pin in the laptop I moved the charging plug to the 3.5mm jack, which suddenly created spark, and the laptop got turned off...
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    Amazon shipping global

    Hi there, Was looking at buying the new razor blade stealth. The model i want is $2200 AUD from the Australian store. On amazon america for the same model it costs 1399USD which is around 1750 AUD. Thats a 450 AUD price difference. Any idea how much it would cost overall to buy it from there...
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    Buying a Laptop - seeking advice

    I am looking for a powerful ultrabook for college, preferably under 1000€. It should be able to handle light gaming and have a long battery life. Current options: Asus Zenbook UX310UQ Campus edition Display: 33.8 cm (13.3") Full-HD WideView Matte (1920 x 1080), CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-7200U...
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    Need help buying an ultrabook-type laptop for travelling

    Hi all, need some help from people who know more than me about laptops! Basically I'm going travelling abroad and looking to replace my ageing laptop. I'm not quite going backpacking or anything but I *do* need a laptop that's very portable and has good battery life. So a sturdy build is pretty...
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    Looking for Ultrabook with GPU and Windows ink support.

    Hi all, Currently looking for a 15" ultrabook to replace my aging poorly specced MacBook Pro. Looking for an ultrabook with Minimum of a 1440P screen good battery 6hrs+ good GPU (GTX 1050 is preferable) minimum 512GB SSD minimum 8GB RAM i5 or i7 processors are preferable $2000 budget as well...
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    Need ultrabook recommendations

    Ok so i Have a idea for a gaming and school hybrid. There idea is to get a ultrabook for school; something with good battery life ,a decent display for content creation and at least a 13.3 inch display (also is 8 gigs of ddr4 ram enough for content creation?). The reason I'm calling this a...
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    Asus Laptop Overheating

    I have a Asus Zenbook UX32 VD that runs hot for no reason. I bought it used a year ago but it started to act up a couple months ago. Just light usage (a couple of chrome tabs open) causes the CPU temp to sit at 65 degrees. This is with the fans blowing. It is in low power mode. I use Intel...
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    Looking for a new laptop

    Hey guys, I need help finding a new laptop. I'm looking to buy an Ultrabook with a 7th Gen processor that has dedicated graphics. Touchscreen would be nice. It doesn't have to be a "convertible." The display resolution should be at least 1080p and I'd like the size to be 12 to 14 inches. My...
  23. Rohail Sk

    Any Suggestions for an Ultrabook?

    I am going to buy an laptop for under 80,000INR. I was thinking of buying Lenovo ideapad 710S-13IKB I am getting it for 73,000INR. Any other suggestions form you guys?(I need an i7 7th gen, with an SSD any capacity, less than 1.5kg) Usage: Some Light Editing, Coding. Thanks.
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    External Graphics card for utlrabook

    Hi, I know you are thinking of all the possible ways to do this when you read the title but this time is different. I have a helix Intel Core i7-3667U. I've read up on trying to run a graphics card via 3.0 but from what I read you don't get the connection speed you need. I was going to try a usb...
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    Suggestions for Laptop

    Hi, I have been looking for the best range of Laptops that meet my business as well as moderate gaming needs. Tge specification that I look forward is: Budget: Rs. 40k-55k Proccy: i5/i7 (6th/7th gen only) Ram: 8GB(Expandable upto 12 or 16GB) HDD: 1TB(Expandable) Screen size: 15 inch would be...
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    Best Laptop under $700

    Hello guys, so i want to buy a new laptop for under 700 bucks. and i can't go a single dollar above it. i prefer a laptop which is about $600. i would not be using it for gaming but i would be using it for making videos for it would be nice to have a graphic card. definitely want a Full Hd IPS...
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    Need Recommendations for High End 15" Ultrabook - Form Completed

    I'm looking a do-everything (outside of gaming) laptop. I want a more future-proof machine and consider a USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 are important criterion. More details are given in the questionnaire. 1. What is your budget? Budget isn't too much of a concern here. Would like to keep it under...
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    Future Proof Laptop

    I am looking a laptop with following requirements, after researching a bit: PCIe SSD or better(is there any better?)(128 GB or more) This feature is a must have RAM: 8GB or more(basically a fast ram, preferrably DDR4 SODIMM) Processor: i7(preferably quad core but dual core is fine)(kaby lake...
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    Fanless Laptop with SSD storage and matte screen

    I am looking for fanless laptops/ultrabooks upto 14 inch screen size, with SSD storage and matte screen. Please suggest me which all models have these features.
  30. jonaspauleta

    Surface Pro 4 or Zenbook 3?

    Hey guys, I need a pc to the college, so I have seen very much ultrabooks and convertibles. Between Surface Pro 4 (cheapest i7 version) and Zenbook 3 which one should I get, and why? I think Surface Pro 4 with i7 is better just because the graphics, because I play light games like League or...
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    Can Ultrabooks edit video smoothly?

    Hey, I'm a student who's working in a programming course and the software in my course doesn't require super high end hardware to function well, hence I was deciding on getting the xps 13 with the i7-7500u. However, i was also hoping to edit some videos while I am on the train or when I...
  32. spaceboy_26

    Lenovo Yoga 710s vs Acer Swift 5 14inch i7 laptops build quality

    Hi guys, Please after quite a few hours researching and comparing I have now resulted in these two 14 inch laptops. http://www3.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/yoga/yoga-700-series/Lenovo-YOGA-710-14IKB/p/80V40032UK https://uk-store.acer.com/swift-5-ultra-portable-sf514-51-black-1#specifications...
  33. Johnny5

    Announcing the Tom’s Guide Dell XPS Q&A and Laptop Giveaway!

    Ever wanted to ask one of the big hardware or software giants something directly? How did you design that? Where did that feature come from? What’s in store next? Well, now you have the chance! Tom’s Guide is proud to announce a Q&A and XPS 13 Laptop Giveaway with our friends at Dell. Donnie...
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    Looking for a good ultrabook for university

    I've recently started university, and I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 700 from costco . I'm not completely satisfied with it, and it flickers when I use it in tablet mode (which isn't often, but bothersome enough). I'd like to get something similar from Costco, or at least get a model from a reputable...
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    Please suggest a laptop for my needs!!!

    I need a laptop for mostly research and entertainment purposes. I use a lot of applications at once, like Chrome, Office, Texmaker, skype, photos etc...My browsing is quite intense as I have multiple browser windows with dozens of tabs open including youtube windows. I dont use my laptop for...
  36. TheHazzaaHD

    MacBook Pro 13" Touch Bar or Razer Blade Stealth?

    Hello, So I've been looking at a new Laptop for University, and I'm stuck on which of these two to purchase. I study Computer Science so will be doing programming and other assignments on here, I will likely install Linux if I get the Razer Blade Stealth, but if I get the MacBook I would stick...
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    Laptop? Tablet? Need to upgrade from 6-yr old netbook.

    Need to upgrade from Asus EEE PC model 1005HA (Windows XP 32-bit). I'm open to laptop or tablet (w/ blutooth keyboard), and anything in between. I'm skeptical I'd need to spend more than $1000. Would like something that meets my needs and has a little bit extra to make performance snappy. What...
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    External gpu + Cooling fan?

    Hey!, I have an old ux31a. I want to play games thats not really going to hit on my igpu. Like Csgo. But it seems like it hits at around 85w at load. I have looked around the web and seems like using integrated gpu can affect cpu heat. And id likr to invest on a cooling fan as well to cool it...
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    BATTERY PART number

    I HAVE PORTEGE Z935. WHAT'S THE PART # FOR THE BATTERY.
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    Razer Blade Stealth, HP Spectre, Dell XPS 13, or Macbook Air?

    I am in the process of purchasing a new laptop, because my old one from about 4 years ago is beginning to show its age. I am a university student and will mostly be using the device for taking notes, word processing, presentations, web browsing, and a few other engineering and CS tasks. I am...
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    Which of the ultrabooks would you recommend?

    I can't decide which of these two laptops is the best. Each has their own pros and cons which makes the decision even harder. https://www.asus.com/UK/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-Flip-UX360UA/ http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=W8Y31EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB Both of these laptops have...
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    Ultrabook / 2-in-1 for office use only

    Looking lightweight and portable device for office, no gaming, rarely videos, it will serve as portable workstation unit (2 monitors + mouse/keyboard at work and 2 monitors + mouse + keyboard + speakers at home) and eventually serve as 3rd monitor. Basically I want mobile PC but with extra...
  43. P

    Ultrabook or regular laptop?

    I'm getting a new laptop and I'm considering whether to get Ultrabook or just regular laptop. I'm in college so I like bringing my laptop with me, and my current 5lb (2.3kg) Acer (35W i3, integrated graphics, 500GB HDD) burdens my shoulder, so perhaps Ultrabook could probably help with...
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    Need help finding the perfect laptop before Black Friday

    Hello. First off let me say Happy Thanksgiving! Anyhow.. here's my issue: I need a laptop for some AutoCAD-to-go. I cannot find anything that will suite my needs which include: -i7 quad/dual core -skylake -under 3 pounds -13" screen or less Easy right? Well here's a catch -- money is an...
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    Lots of eGPUs running desktop GPUs. Any running mobile GPUs?

    I've seen lots of eGPUs that run desktop graphics cards, but are there any designed around a mobile one? You might be asking why would you do that? The answer, portability. A desktop eGPU is quite cumbersome to take with you, but an eGPU built around a mobile GPU would be far more portable and...
  46. M

    Razer Blade Stealth vs Thinkpad X260

    Hello I need a laptop for high school and hopefully college if it lasts that long. I do a lot of engineering work. Of the two which laptop is better? I like the razer blade stealth because it is light but has a poor upgrade path. It is right on my budget ($1000), a decent battery life, and...
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    Need help finding a laptop

    Hello. I am an engineering student and waited to buy a laptop in hopes of getting some good deals. Didn't go as planned and now I am in a pickle. Here's my situations: I use a crap ton of Creo for personal CAD work, school work, and some for my internship. What laptop specifications am I...
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    To build or buy slim video editing laptop

    Hi Guys, I've just sold my PC build and I'm in the market for a laptop for video editing (Adobe Premiere). I'd never consider not building my desktop PCs however I'm hesitant building a laptop as I feel it's less like Tetris - being confined to the shell of a laptop. Specs I would like: - A...
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    Ultrabook with Dual Monitors

    Hello, Here are the answers to the questions: 1. What is your budget? - up to $1400 USD 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? - I'm thinking of an Ultrabook. 3. What screen resolution do you want? - 1920 x 1080 (more is okay) 4. Do you need a portable or desktop...
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    XPS13 (2015) vs Asus Zenbook UX305UA

    I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I currently have an XPS15 L502X which is a bit long in the tooth and very bulky. I'm hoping to swap to a lighter ultrabook style laptop. My main requirements/wants are 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. Also, I'll have a friend visiting US soon so I want to get the laptop...
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    Best Work Laptop Under $1000 (Rs 65000)

    Hello again, It's been a year since you guys helped me out with a desktop build. Desktop is running awesome and if I haven't expressed my gratitude yet, I must do so now. As it happens, I'm currently looking at a laptop that is either a MacBook Air or equivalent. Since my AMD FX-8320+Nvidia...
  52. B

    Macbook Pro vs Macbook Pro 2016 vs Other

    I understand the new 2016 model of the Macbook Pro is coming out so I would really like to wait a little since I would benefit from the upgrade. I use AutoCAD, Artlantis Studio (model rendering software), Sketchup Autodesk Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign for my projects, so it would...
  53. FarNerdy

    Best Lightweight (Ultrabook Preferred) Laptop for Video Editing

    Hey all - I've been doing some research over the past week or so to find out what would be the best option in purchasing my next laptop. Here is the form below to start with: 1. What is your budget? I can go up to $2,000 USD 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? I...
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    best laptop for engineering students

    I've started my engineering course with CSE as my branch. i have been told by my professors that a laptop is needed. please suggest some laptops suitable for my needs. The price could be around INR 50000 or 750USD. I5 6th gen, 8gb+ ram, dicreet graphics preferred Thanks in advance
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    Looking for PC light laptops for under $1000

    Hello Laddies, Looking for a light laptop around $800 (but can go to $1000 if the difference in quality is that big) that isn't a mac. I think they are referred to as 'ultrabooks'. I'll mostly be using it for school. Don't need to game. PS: My school says Mac iOS is not compatible with their...
  56. Khesh

    Razer Blade Stealth as a Programmer's Ultrabook?

    Hello everyone, I am currently looking for an ultrabook to use in college that is nice and lightweight. I am a "Game Programming" major at school and need a new laptop for classes, as all I have now is my desktop. The school has these minimum requirements for a laptop for someone in this...
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    Need help deciding between various ultrabooks.

    TL;DR at bottom for those that don't like reading walls of text. As I enter my senior year of high school, I've been considering what kinds of things I feel that I need to do to prepare for college, and one of the things on that list is acquire a laptop. I'm the type of person that heavily...
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    Need help with choosing a laptop for my studies

    Hi, I appreciate all the help i can get! I have been looking for a laptop for personal use both on the go as well as at home. Only Windows pc please. My key points are: Around 1300 Euro (1445 USD) or less. Got an SSD. Portable. Can you tell me your opinion about 15.6" vs 13.3"? Which do you...
  59. mtrcross07

    How do I install the Acer Aspire s3 LCD cable?

    Hi there, I've recently bought a LCD cable for my acer aspire s3 as the old one was broken, thus giving me a white screen, upon diagnosing the issue, the old cable broke in multiple pieces because of the terrible design, but since it's only 6 months old from when my brother stopped using it a...
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    Asus zenbook UX32A right half of screen dim

    Hi everyone, I recently bought a used Asus Zenbook UX32A-DB31. The hinges were really loose so I took the back cover off to tighten them. I found that the two hex standoffs which hold the hinges were loose so I tightened them up. when I started up the laptop the screen hinges felt much...