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Choosing the right ultrabook for school

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August 1, 2012 12:41:46 PM

My situation
So I'm in the position I'm about to start school in a few weeks and I've yet to pick out my new laptop.
I've fallen a bit in love with the concept of ultrabooks and I wouldn't mind owning one myself.
I've been looking around the Samsung 5 series and the Asus Zenbook series, and I'm liking what I see, yet I'm not even close to deciding and this is were I thought Toms Hardware would come in handy.

What do I need / want?
It will primarily be used for school, seeing as I already have a stationary for gaming.
I'm not concerned about it having HD resolution, it would be a great feature for sure but at the same time I wouldn't mind missing out.
Everything around the ASUS UX31E-RY009 price range and most of the Samsung 5 series is well within my financial reach. (The prices I'm going on are danish.)
I would very much like to stay in the aforementioned series albeit a great alternative will always be considered.


Would love to hear some opinions and perhaps see some alternatives.
Regards.
August 1, 2012 3:46:10 PM

What kind of school are you starting on?
What do you need to computer for - anything besides word?
Which OS do you want on your laptop (Mac/PC)?

Maybe fill out this form:
1. What is your budget?

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

3. What screen resolution do you want?

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

5. How much battery life do you need?

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
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