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#1 craigmusmaximus

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 06:17 PM

Hey guys, I am looking to replace my MacBook pro with a nice new Ultrabook, I've been pondering the likes of the Hp Omen but I'm afraid it's a little pricy, any suggestions as to the best under 1000 ultrabooks? I'd use it for casual gaming but portability is a priority, because of work, sleakness would be preferable :)


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 03:41 AM

Are you also interested in having the "convertible" dimension there, i.e. tablet option?

 

These decision today boil down to understanding the fundamental needs you have. Do you want to have a PC? Sounds like yes. Do you need to have easy portability, or would it be "nice to have"? When gaming comes to the stage, sounds like there might be some compromises to be made.

What kind of ecosystem do you need for work? What kind of creativity does your work require? Thoughtful writing, casual blogging, image editing, etc.?

 

These things define a lot what kind of form factor, weight, keyboard, and other attributes you ought to take into account.

 

And dont forget that price is what you pay, value is what you get. Apple charges for its brand. Is this important to your status? 

 

I would love to hear what others have to say on this.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

Work doesn't require a whole lot right now, in the coming months it may require coding or things of that nature, I'm thinking a 128 ssd would probably be enough, I want to be efficient, therefore I5 should be enough and I think touchscreen/tablet mode would be of no use, I was thinking the Hp Envy?

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 03:26 AM

Have you also considered the time frame of this "investment"? As in, will you eventually benefit for having that tablet function there as well, for your kids(?) or for whatever other reason.

 

Also the screen size is likely quite important factor here. The more commoditized category you look into, the cheaper you get decent stuff. And by decent I mean so-so performance that you can rely on.

Instead of HP Envy perhaps the best option for you could be something like a used Macbook? With this I am guessing:

-reliability is a must

-pleasing typing experience, along with ability to actually do some coding and concentration-requiring tasks, are key ingredient

-no killer spec needed

-mobile device (MBook Air)

-screen size not an important issue

-this is not a long-term investment, something that does the trick as a laptop is sufficient. Though youre not cash-strapped.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 03:35 AM

I currently have a Mac but for the purpose of College and Work I need to be using Windows 10, my Mac runs great but unfortunately it has to go, HP Envy is the closest to design and Spec that I can find in one, light, seems it could be a nice typing experience too.




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