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Old 01-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Samsung Series 9 13.3" Premium Ultrabook $300 off

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-NP900X.../dp/B0098O6HGK

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D-A01US 13.3-Inch Premium Ultrabook (Silver)
Price: $699
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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must be trying to clear out the 1st gen ultrabooks in the wake of the recent improved versions that were announced.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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It's a low price, but it's also a seriously compromised ultrabook compared to current models.

Sandy bridge and HD3000 graphics.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #4
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It's a low price, but it's also a seriously compromised ultrabook compared to current models.

Sandy bridge and HD3000 graphics.
And how much are current gen ultrabooks going for these days? Not sure anywhere near 699.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:57 AM   #5
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And how much are current gen ultrabooks going for these days? Not sure anywhere near 699.
Pretty close actually. This notebook is almost 2 years old. Unless it has an amazing screen or something other than "under the hood" hardware that makes it desirable I think $699 is a bit steep.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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Pretty close actually. This notebook is almost 2 years old. Unless it has an amazing screen or something other than "under the hood" hardware that makes it desirable I think $699 is a bit steep.
Yea. If you guys are brand whores newegg has their Acer models on sale somewhat often. Just picked mine up for 680 shipped.

i5 Ivy Bridge, 6gigs ram, Nvidia GT640M + 1 gig deticated vram (keplar based) + 20 gig ssd cache. Not bad, and they even squeezed in a dvd burner.

<----Still wants to have CD rom drive.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:54 AM   #7
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i don't think you're getting a 1600x900 screen on the acer and the ridiculously light 2.5lbs.

the acer's undoubtedly a better multimedia/gaming device, but for people who want a portable office/web/general purpose work machine, the samsung is way superior.

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #8
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i don't think you're getting a 1600x900 screen on the acer and the ridiculously light 2.5lbs.
1600x900 on 13.3 inches no thanks

A pound or so extra for a 640M and the ability to play all modern games at medium to high graphics on the go? I'll take it anyday!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #9
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What do you guys think of this for 699.
799-100 coupon wallet coupon at staples
Lenovo Thinkpad Twist 12.5" Touch Screen Laptop
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #10
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Actually mine is on sale again for 650 at the egg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215392
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #11
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Related: ASUS Zenbook UX32A-DB31 13.3" Ultrabook for $499 ($100 off today)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230466
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:19 PM   #12
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And how much are current gen ultrabooks going for these days? Not sure anywhere near 699.
The Asus models with the 1080p screens hover around that during sales.

I've seen current Series 9's go for $899. That's not terribly far away.

With something priced like this, $699 which is hardly a disposable price, and no real possible upgrades, you really do want to get as much power as you can get. Especially in the graphics department if you hopes to do any light gaming on it (occasional Diablo or WoW while on the road).

If you don't really care about graphics at all but still want a nice display (IPS), why not just go further down in price and pick up an X220. They're going for $400 on Lenovo's outlet site.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:50 AM   #13
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The Asus models with the 1080p screens hover around that during sales.
Still waiting for the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ with 1080p IPS screen to start selling in the US. I wonder what's taking them so long, as it's been selling abroad for some tim enow.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #14
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I'm personally looking forward to Samsung Series 7 Ultra

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/l...nds-on-review/
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #15
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I'm personally looking forward to Samsung Series 7 Ultra

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/l...nds-on-review/
That's what I'm waiting for too, either that or a Thinkpad T series with an actual good screen...
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