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Old December 27, 2012, 01:01 PM
Kerry D Kerry D is offline
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Hi, I'm looking at laptops in the $800 to $1100 range to replace my old HP. I'm currently looking at these three from Memory Express (one samsung ultra book, one asus ultrabook, one samsung home lappy and one asus lappy.)

Samsung NP530U4C-S02CA w/ Core i5-3317M, 6GB, 1TB, DVD+/-RW, 14in, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit at Memory Express
Asus K55VD-DH71-CA w/ Core i7-3630M, 8GB, 750GB, DVD+/-RW, 15.6in HD, GeForce 610M, Win 8 64-bit at Memory Express
Samsung NP700Z5C-S04CA w/ Core i7-3630QM, 8GB, 750GB, DVD+/-RW, 15.6in HD+, GeForce GT 640M, Win 8 64-bit at Memory Express
Asus S56CM-DH51-CA w/ Core i5-3317U, 6GB, 1TB +24GB SSD, DVD+/-RW, 15.6in HD, GeForce GT 635M, Win 8 64-bit at Memory Express

The ultra books have lower specs, but I'm pretty sure it's so far ahead of this old HP (pavilion DV6700) that I wouldn't know the difference. The "home" laptops are almost the same spec as far as I can tell, but the samsung has a better monitor and graphics card.

This laptop will be used pretty much like my current, as a media centre/ultralight gaming/office toy.

Edited to add the Zenbook that I must have missed on my first pass through, then re-edited to make the rest of the post make sense.

Last edited by Kerry D; December 27, 2012 at 01:08 PM.
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