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If you had to choose between a laptop and ultrabook, which would you choose?

#1lazycomplifePosted 8/1/2013 12:11:34 AM
Assume they are equally priced, but the ultrabook is less powerful. Which would you choose? - Results (66 votes)
Ultrabook
28.79% (19 votes)
19
Laptop
54.55% (36 votes)
36
Neither, I'd get a tablet with attachable keyboard.
16.67% (11 votes)
11
This poll is now closed.
Here is an example of the two choices:
Laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312087
Ultrabook: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312457

Please post why you'd choose it. I'm leaning towards the laptop, because I just can't convince myself that the touchscreen and longer battery life is worth it. I mostly use my current laptop while it's plugged in.
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#2BDSMPosted 8/1/2013 12:15:58 AM
I have a gaming quality PC and a iPad.

I guess the ultrabook would bridge some sort of gap.....or something, but I'd get a laptop that can handle light gaming at least.

Ultrabooks do not appeal to me at all. Maybe as a gift to my aunt who is technology adverse, but not for my personal use.
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#3strongo9Posted 8/1/2013 12:22:22 AM
If I already had a powerful desktop, I would go for the ultrabook.
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#4RequiemPosted 8/1/2013 12:24:55 AM
Personally, I'd avoid Lenovo products for the near future.

http://www.geek.com/chips/spy-agencies-shun-lenovo-finding-backdoors-built-into-the-hardware-1563801/
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#5lazycomplife(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2013 12:31:08 AM
Requiem posted...
Personally, I'd avoid Lenovo products for the near future.

http://www.geek.com/chips/spy-agencies-shun-lenovo-finding-backdoors-built-into-the-hardware-1563801/


Thanks for the heads up.
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#6reincarnator07Posted 8/1/2013 7:49:47 AM
Depends on the laptop and ultrabook in question. The Haswell Macbook Airs are sexy. Chances are if I'm on the go, I don't need ultimate gaming performance.
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#7Ch3wyPosted 8/1/2013 7:52:27 AM
I don't understand the difference.
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#8ShubPosted 8/1/2013 7:55:57 AM
I prefer Ultrabooks but I would never buy one without all-flash storage (unless I had the ability to replace the internal hard drive), and at this time I would not buy an Ultrabook without a Haswell CPU. The touchscreen is a nice plus but I don't need it.
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#9TiamatKillerPosted 8/1/2013 8:13:36 AM
I don't really care about the touch screen, so I guess 'ultrabooks' wouldn't really matter to me. Laptops nowadays are really light anyway.
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 8/1/2013 8:28:15 AM
Between those two i'd definitely grab the ultra book. The CPU is nearly as powerful after turboboost and it's $200 cheaper and it comes with a free tablet, doubt I'd use the touchscreen much but it also has that going for it.
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