Need ultrabook recommendations

Rexsace101

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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 hybrid is because i am going to connect it to an external gpu(recommendations for this highly appreciated). So it needs to have thunderbolt 3 support and the more of these ports the better because tb3 is the future. My budget for the ultrabook alone is around $1500 usd. Also a comfortable keyboard would be great. Thanks for any body that replies.
 

sweetrock

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IN that budget you can fit Lenovo Yoga or even ThinkPad T series, so I would you suggest something like that. Take look at their site you will see than more than 1 model fit your requirements and fit into budget you have (http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-t-series/c/thinkpadt)

Also, I am using Lenovo laptops since they bouhgt laptop divison from IBM and I am exremelly satisfied so this my advice is not objective, I am some kind of "Lenovo fan" ... :)
 

Rexsace101

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Pretty much only when docked
 

Lehan123456789

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OK. To be honest, because of the current price of the Razer core among other things, I would suggest that you buy a cheaper laptop and a powerful desktop. It will be far better value and cheaper too, with the laptop having longer battery life, and note taking, web browsing etc doesn't require an i7. I would like to credit a video made by DeV for this idea. The basic concept is that building a gaming desktop and buying a cheap laptop is far better value then buying a gaming laptop, and, for that matter, a powerful laptop and an expensive razer core. If you need a laptop, you will be able to get something with a 7700hq and a 1060 for less than $1500. If you don't need the power on the go you can get a chromebook (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebook-CB3-131-C3SZ-11-6-Inch-Dual-Core/dp/B019G7VPTC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1477145525&sr=8-2&keywords=Acer+Chromebook+11&linkCode=sl1&tag=ax03f-20&linkId=f9ed86d914c7e561c2dffbc5e622d339) and a desktop, for $1570

The desktop in question has a GTX 1080, a 6 core Ryzen 5 1600. I would change the balance to a R7 1700 and a GTX 1070, however the 1070 is almost at the price of a 1080 right now (because of cryptocurrency miners), and is therefore a far better value.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($126.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Hitachi - Deskstar 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.74 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini Video Card ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.06 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair - SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($13.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer - KN242HYL 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master - Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($26.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1400.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-01 03:51 EDT-0400

Also you will have a much larger display, and a GPU capable of driving a 1440p panel with ease.
 

Rexsace101

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What you just said would've made perfect sense except 1 i have no space for a full desktop setup. And im also getting an ultrabook over a chromebook because i am going to be doing more than than web surfing and typing docs as i will be using this for computer science. But thank you for taking the time to reply.
 

sweetrock

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IN that budget you can fit Lenovo Yoga or even ThinkPad T series, so I would you suggest something like that. Take look at their site you will see than more than 1 model fit your requirements and fit into budget you have (http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-t-series/c/thinkpadt)

Also, I am using Lenovo laptops since they bouhgt laptop divison from IBM and I am exremelly satisfied so this my advice is not objective, I am some kind of "Lenovo fan" ... :)
 

Rexsace101

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How do you feel about the x1 carbon? Seems like my best bet. Thank you for replying
 
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