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i need some opinions about this laptop
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Default i need some opinions about this laptop - 04-19-2012, 15:45 | posts: 2,204 | Location: far,far from home

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/05/d...on-14z-review/
this is it altough black coloured
plan A
buy it,along with a 128/250 SSD...call it a day.
plan B
wait a liitle longer for a better Ivy laptop...
i really need a laptop,and soon.
opinions?
   
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Default 04-22-2012, 21:23 | posts: 2,204 | Location: far,far from home

No one ?
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 04:54 | posts: 1,276 | Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

What do you plan on doing with your laptop?
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 08:05 | posts: 2,204 | Location: far,far from home

Just for school and work,no gaming..
I comute quite a lot ,so a 14-incher is a must.
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 12:57 | posts: 1,276 | Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

For school and work, it looks solid, just depends on the price.
   
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Default 04-24-2012, 13:24 | posts: 989 | Location: Australia

Hi,
I have the 15r version same specs accept it has 15" screen and Nvidia GT525m graphics.
I dropped in a 240GB SSD and upped the memory to 8GB.
Replacing the Hard Drive is not made easy as you actually have to disassemble the whole thing to get to it.
They have a very average screen res it's horrible to use when you have light shining from behind you due to the reflective screen surface.
They are not to sturdy or robust against every day use when lugged around in a bag and carelessly dropped by accident.

On the up side they work well and mine has been very reliable and zippy with any task I've thrown at it.
I purchased it off Ebay for $480 (AUS) 2nd hand (3months old when I got it)
For the price I paid when I bought it I couldn't be happier.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 12:47 | posts: 3

i5 is pretty solid! I like the way they designed the screen coz the hinges are no longer on the corner. For gaming I prefer doing the game thing on a PC Kinda like the graphics compared to laptop.

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Default 05-06-2012, 13:16 | posts: 2,204 | Location: far,far from home

Bought it,Monday i will have it at my door.
decided to buy an Crucial M 4 128gb and use the hdd as external..
Will upload some pics,if someone wants...
Will do some benchies,too.

Ps..no,i don't regret waiting for Ivy Bridge laptop.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 18:18 | posts: 1,276 | Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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i5 is pretty solid! I like the way they designed the screen coz the hinges are no longer on the corner. For gaming I prefer doing the game thing on a PC Kinda like the graphics compared to laptop.
Just have to remember that the mobile i5's are dual core and not quad core.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 19:04 | posts: 2,204 | Location: far,far from home

so,they're dual cores with HT
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 22:32 | posts: 10,350 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

Dual core and HT doesn't really compare to quad cores, it helps, but not like 2 more cores, and the applications have to be configured to use it.

But that of course allows it to have a longer battery life and be lighter.
   
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Default 05-24-2012, 12:48 | posts: 2,204 | Location: far,far from home

Got my Crucial M4,did a fresh install ,installed all my software,made a back up image.
Well being in the eye of the huracan(school final exams) i didn´t have much time fiddling around,benching or else.
But i made some tests
Here you have it










Well,i forgot to bench the former hdd and upload results,but it was an average WD 500 GB 5400 RPM.
more,with the new SSD i get this


laptop feels snappy and all in all i payed 499 +99 - laptop + SSD
i think i made a good choice,as for the time being.
   
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