Hi all, As the title suggest I am kind of in a dilemma as to which laptop to go for ? the new dell xps 13 or sager NP 7338 ? I would like to run archlinux on which ever one i decide to buy. Config info: Dell XPS 13 - (i5-5200, 1080p, Intel 5500, 8gb) , Sager NP 7338 - (i7-4710MQ, 1080p,nvidia gt-860M,8gb) Well I am aware that Sager doesn't fall under the ultrabook category but since my budget is close/max 1K I am wondering which is the best one to get ? I like the Dell XPS 13 looks as its much talked about in CES 2015. Uses for this laptop : Coding (data analysis), Photoshop, web browsing, music,videos Please help me decide
For what you're planning on doing, the XPS 13 should be enough. If you ever plan on gaming in the future or want to be future proof for anything, then I recommend spending the extra $150 or so. The GTX 860M is not really needed for coding and such, unless you plan on having monitor hookups. I suggest going with the XPS 13 unless you plan on gaming or anything like that in the future. Hope this helps
Edit: I agree that the XPS looks better than the Sager, but I wouldn't let the looks of a laptop decide which you buy entirely.