Looking for Macbook Pro equivalent

I love 4 basic features about the Macbook Pro aesthetic:

1.) <1" thin. No debate.
2.) Metal case. Absolutely no plastic.
3.) Cube-shaped. No sloped down bottom (ick).
4.) Touch-Pad. Big and smooth, but not glass.

Beyond that, here's what I need inside:

1.) BLACK. Some white is fine.
2.) CPU: Quad-Core (Unless it doesn't fit in the <1" case). No "U" series CPU's.
3.) GPU: GT 640M (Unless, again, it doesn't fit heat-wise).
4.) 15-15.6" w/1920x1080. MATTE. IPS-preferred.
5.) As much battery life as physically possible. No less than 5 hours for casual surfing.
6.) Don't care about weight, but I'd like at least an option to limit the fan noise (as in, not spinning at all times).
7.) I don't need an OS or an HDD. I have my own. Same goes for ODD.. unless it's a really slim BD player (but prefer not).
8.) Preferably not over 1,300$, but if there's a perfect laptop for more I'll consider it.

I hope I haven't forgotten anything.

Thank you!
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  1. elitebook 8570p. Yes, it is slightly over one inch. It is made from mostly aluminium but yes there is some plastic to it but it is high quality. Touch pad is excellent. Shape is good. No, its only a dual core i7 but it has hyperthreading which makes it a quad core. It is the correct screen size, matte but not full hd. Anyways a screen that size doesnt need fulll hd. It does come with a 500gb hdd with a ODD and OS. The price is fitting.


    SO generally, this would be the perfect laptop I would recommend for you, but there are some requirements not met. That would be it being slightly over 1 inch and having plastic. And its white aluminium because its just not supposed to be black. But if you want an identical notebook to a mac, you should just go get a mac and leave the pc community alone.
  2. ASUS UX51Vz-XH71 15.6" Ultrabook.

    - Intel Core i7-3612QM 2.1GHz
    - NVIDIA GeForce GT650M
    - Only $2,500

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230672

    The less popular White version is selling for just under $1,900. Same specs different color.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230692
  3. For the guy on top of me, your price is wayyy above the op's price marking
  4. Prefering aesthetics over performance, that's a MAC users alright

    On a series note, do a simple search first, this topic was settled 20 years ago.
  5. If you want want want .... you have to pay pay pay.
    -Bruce
  6. crazypotato said:
    No, its only a dual core i7 but it has hyperthreading which makes it a quad core.



    You are very misinformed.
  7. jaguarskx said:


    The less popular White version is selling for just under $1,900. Same specs different color.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230692


    Or for $100 more, you can get the ux51 bundled with a Nexus 7: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7708022&CatId=927
  8. Usmcpi9504 said:
    Or for $100 more, you can get the ux51 bundled with a Nexus 7: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7708022&CatId=927


    Unfortunately, it is only the 8GB version. It's a great tablet as long as you are not looking for one with a rear facing camera, but the storage cannot be increased due to a lack of a micro SD slot. I guess they are just trying to get rid of old stock.
  9. crazypotato said:
    elitebook 8570p. Yes, it is slightly over one inch. It is made from mostly aluminium but yes there is some plastic to it but it is high quality. Touch pad is excellent. Shape is good. No, its only a dual core i7 but it has hyperthreading which makes it a quad core. It is the correct screen size, matte but not full hd. Anyways a screen that size doesnt need fulll hd. It does come with a 500gb hdd with a ODD and OS. The price is fitting.


    SO generally, this would be the perfect laptop I would recommend for you, but there are some requirements not met. That would be it being slightly over 1 inch and having plastic. And its white aluminium because its just not supposed to be black. But if you want an identical notebook to a mac, you should just go get a mac and leave the pc community alone.


    This is a step in the right direction, but it's still silver. I might as well get a Macbook Pro if all I can find is silver laptops.

    jaguarskx said:
    ASUS UX51Vz-XH71 15.6" Ultrabook.

    - Intel Core i7-3612QM 2.1GHz
    - NVIDIA GeForce GT650M
    - Only $2,500

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230672

    The less popular White version is selling for just under $1,900. Same specs different color.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230692


    Yeah, 2,500$ is too much to spend on a beige laptop. I hate beige more than silver.

    The white version is actually not bad.. I would say that if it had everything I wanted, I'd spend the 1,900$.

    On top of that, I've heard that it overheats.

    EDIT:

    It seems like even the white version has 2 SSD's in RAID 0.

    It's a real shame ASUS does not offer a model with a simple HDD, because I have my own SSD to put into it and the price difference would make it a sell for me.
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