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Old May 8, 2012, 02:35 PM
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How so?
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They are actually quite rugged apart from the screens but the screens are wafer thin so how rugged can they be. Even diamond that thin wouldnt stand of to breaks. You get high quality parts in a small travel friendly package... i dont see how they are crap. Also the cooling is very good, i played 3 hours of lol on a zenbook.
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They're not crap, they're inferior by design. Saying "Ultrabooks are shit my full fledged laptop has more power for the same price" isn't a fair argument when the point of the ultrabook was portability, not power.

Quite frankly Ultrabooks were a good thing for the laptop industry, as it forced them to start looking at lower power consumption ideas without sacrificing as much power as you normally would in that situation, BECAUSE people would still compare them to full fledged laptops. Efficiency is becoming a big thing now, and most people aren't going to deal with power hungry machines anymore, but at the same time want to be able to do more when they're on the go.

And as a side note, I'm not saying the Macbook Air was shit. Aside from a few technical oversights in it's early days, it's a fine machine. It was just too expensive to warrant it's existence at the time, whether or not the "value" was appropriate for the service you got.
To me, you pay more for less is how I would simply put it. I spent $500 on my Acer 3820TG laptop and I easily get 6h battery life on it. Can play games if I want thanks to ATI switchable graphics, and it's very light at roughly 3-4lbs.
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