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Need Ultrabook for $500

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February 16, 2013 7:50:20 AM

OK. What is the question?
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February 16, 2013 8:10:06 AM

jsc said:
OK. What is the question?

i need an ultrabook worth $500 which has the following features:

1.Core i3 Processor
2.SSD
3.Thin and Light
4.13''/14'' screen
5.Minimun 4GB RAM
6.Minimum Battery backup of 3hrs (more is better)
7.Useful for Business
8.With USB 3.0

i was on my phone so i couldnt write a loooong question
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February 16, 2013 4:29:41 PM

The thing is a SSD is a pretty expensive component much like the CPU and LCD panel. For such a low price point you are not going to get an ultrabook with a "pure" SSD. You are going to get a HDD / SSD hybrid.

I would probably go with the following 13.3" Lenovo IdeaPad U310 for $540. It has a HDD/SSD hybrid and weighs in at 3.7lbs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a review:

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-u310-summer/...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407200,00.asp

Apparently, the reviewer complained about only having about a 7 hour battery compared to nearly 10 hours for the Dell XPS 14; price ranges from $950 to almost $1400 or $1500.


If you want a "real SSD", then you are going to have increase your budget. It seems that ultrabooks equipped with 128GB SSDs starts at $850+. Part of that price increase is due to having an i5 CPU and possibly a backlit keyboard.

Therefore, you either need to bite the bullet and increase your budget or accept a HDD/SSD hybrid at a price closer to your budget like the Lenovo above.
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February 23, 2013 8:28:41 AM

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February 23, 2013 8:53:12 AM

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