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The complete list of Skylake portable laptops and


ultrabooks
By Andrei Girbea - @ andreigirbea , updated on March 9, 2016

TheresanewIntelhardwareplatforminpreparationfortheendof2015andmostof
2016,calledSkylake.

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Maintopics
Comparisons Chromebooks General
info LatestNews Quicklook Reviews

2in1LaptopTablet
Can'tDecideBetweenaTabletanda
Laptop?BuyanIntelPowered2in1

Inthepast,Iveprovidedyouwith
comprehensivelistsofallthe
ultraportablelaptopsbuiltontheIntel
HaswellandlatertheBroadwell
platforms,andsincethosepostswere
highlyappreciated,thisarticledoes
prettymuchthesamethingforthislatest
Intelhardwareseries.

Ultraportableisofcourseahighly
subjectiveterm,butIdohaveafew
criteriainmindwhencompilingthislist,
withthemostimportantonesbeingthe
overallweightandthetypeofhardwareinsideeachdevice.Andthatsbecauseforme,a
laptopcanonlybecalledportablethesedaysifitseasyenoughtocarryaroundandifit
canrunforanabsoluteminimumof5hoursonacharge,whileperformingeveryday

Screensize
12inch 13inch 14inch 15+inch

Brand
Acer Apple Asus Dell Fujitsu
Gigabyte HP Lenovo LG Samsung
Sony Toshiba

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activities.

ByDouglasBlack

WerenotgoingtofocusontheparticularitiesofSkylakehereorhowitcomparestoits

Dell XPS 15 9550 review sleek, yet


still buggy

predecessors,wehaveotherpostsonthesetopics.Welljustcreateacompletelistofall
theSkylakebuiltultraportables,rangingfromthesmallestformfactorsanduptofullsize
everydaycomputersalistthatwillhelpyounarrowdownyouroptionstosomethingthats
goingtobestsuityourneedsandbudget.
Theselectioniscuratedbasedonscreensizeandcontainsdetailsonthehardware,the
formfactor,batterysizeandtheweight,butalsolinkstoourreviews(thelinksoneach
unitsname)andwebstoreswereyoucanfindthesemachinesdiscounted(thelinkson
theprices).Thelistisalsoacontinuousworkinprogress,asIupdateitseveraltimesa
weekwiththelatestlaunches.Evenso,theremightbesomedevicesmissing,soifyou
noticeanythingthatshouldbeinhereanditisnt,pleasegetintouchinthecomments

DellAlienware17R3review
highperformancegaminglaptop

AsusZenbookUX305UAreview
asolidSkylakeultraportablefor
limitedbudgets

AcerPredator15G9591review
beefyacrosstheboard

section.

ThispostlistsalltheSkylakelaptopsavailabletodayorsoontobelaunched

Anyway,herearetheSkylakeportablelaptopsthatareavailablerightnow(orwillbe
launchedinthenearfuture).

AsusN752series(N752VX)
review17inchlaptopfor
professionals

COMPARISONS AND TOPS


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ThissectioncontainsallthedevicesbuiltonIntelsSkylakeUhardware,with15W
processorsliketheCorei36100U,Corei56200U/6300U,Corei76500U/6600Uand
alltheotherfurtherlaunchediterations.SomeSkylakeCoreMdevicesarealsoincluded.
Wellstartwiththemostportableoptions,withscreenssmallerthan13inchesindiagonal.

Sub 13-inch ultraportables


Model

Type

Screen

Hardware

Battery

Weight

Price(*)

AcerAspire

detachable

12.5IPS

uptoCore

1.40kg

$1199

touchFHD

m7w/Intel

/3.1

orUHD

HD515

lbs

11.6TN

uptoCore

touchHD

i3w/Intel

/3.1

HD520

lbs

Swtich12S

Dell

convertible

Inspiron11
3000(3153)
Dell

uptoCore

Latitude12

touchFHD

m7w/Intel

/3.1

7000

orUHD

HD515

lbs

12.5touch

uptoCore

FHD/UHD

m7w/Intel

/2.8

HD515

lbs

detachable

9250

HP

30Wh

1.27kg

uptoCore

EliteBook

FHDor

m7w/Intel

/2.2

FolioG1

UHD

HD515

lbs

12.5FHD

uptoCore

orQHD

i7w/Intel

/2.77

HD520

lbs

clamshell

EliteBook
820G3
HPSpectre

tablet

x212

10h

1.40kg

12.5touch

HP

clamshell

30Wh

1.40kg

12.5IPS

DellXPS12

detachable

43Wh

44Wh

40Wh

0.99kg

1.26kg

12touch

uptoCore

FHD

m7w/Intel

/2.68

HD515

lbs

Lenovo

tablet+

12touch

uptoCore

Miix700

Folio

FHD+

M7w/Intel

/1.7

HD515

lbs

Lenovo

convertible

ThinkPad

12.5touch

uptoCore

HDorFHD

i7w/Intel

Yoga260
Lenovo

44Wh

0.77kg

1.3kg/

convertible

tablet+Folio

uptoCore

10h

touchQHD

m7w/Intel

/2.2

HD515

lbs

uptoCore
m7w/Intel

2.42

X1Tablet

orQHD

HD515

lbs

12.5IPS

uptoCore

upto

1.3kg/

HDorFHD

i7w/Intel

72Wh

2.86

clamshell

ThinkPad
X260

0.99kg

touchFHD

HD520
tablet+Folio

12.3touch

uptoCore

1.1kg/

39Wh

0.77kg

i7w/Intel

/1.69

Pro4

HD520

lbs

clamshell

Stealth

12.5touch

Corei7w/

QHDor

IntelHD520

45Wh

Satellite
Radius12

convertible

LenovoYoga900vsHPSpectre
X360anownersexperience

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Wellcontinuewiththepopular13inchers,thedevicesthatstrikethebettertradeof
betweenperformance,size,weightandbatterylife,butarenotgoingtobecheap.

13 to 13.9 inch ultrabooks


Model

Type

Screen

Hardware

Battery

Weight

Price(*)

AcerAspire

convertible

48Wh

1.55kg

$899

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

R13(R7

touch

w/IntelHD

/3.5

372T)

QHD

520

lbs

13.3FHD

uptoCorei7

AcerAspire

clamshell

48Wh

1.55kg

V13(V3

w/IntelHD

/3.3

372T)

520

lbs

Alienware

clamshell

13(R2)

AsusFlip

clamshell

TP300UA/

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

HD,FHD

w/Nvidia

kg/4.53

orQHD+

GTX960M

lbs

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

FHD

w/IntelHD

3.75

520

lbs

Q302UA
Asus

clamshell

Zenbook

clamshell

Zenbook

FHD

w/IntelHD

2.86

520

lbs

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

FHDtouch

w/IntelHD

13.3IPS

Corei7w/

FHDor

Nvidia940M

UX303UB

QHD+

clamshell

convertible

Inspiron13

1.5kg/

$699

$799

$799

3.3lbs

clamshell

48Wh

1.5kg/

$1299

3.3lbs

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

touchFHD

w/IntelHD

/1.66

520

kg

7000(7359)
Dell

48Wh

1.3kg/

$999

520

Zenbook

Dell

56Wh

1.7kg/

uptoCorei7

UX303UA
Asus

48Wh

2.05

13.3IPS

UX305UA
Asus

52Wh

$599

43Wh

3.7lbs

13.3IPS

uptoCore

Latitude13

FHDor

m7w/Intel

1.12kg
/2.48

7370

touch

HD515

lbs

$549

$1299

QHD+
DellXPS13

clamshell

9350

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

FHDor

w/IntelHD

52Wh

1.18kg
/2.6

touch

520

lbs

$799

QHD+
HPPavilion

convertible

13x360

HPSpectre
x360

convertible

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

touchFHD

w/IntelHD

44Wh

/3.77

520

lbs

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

touch

w/IntelHD

/3.26

QHD

520

lbs

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$599

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Lenovo

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clamshell

convertible

IdeaPad

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

touchFHD

w/IntelHD

/3.00

520

lbs

13.3

uptoCorei7

touchFHD

w/Nvidia

500s13
Lenovo

45Wh

35Wh

1.37kg

1.5kg/

920M
13.3

uptoCorei7

matteFHD

w/IntelHD

/2.56

710s13

orQHD+

520

lbs

convertible

13.3IPS

Corei5ori7

touch

w/IntelHD

/2.8

QHD

520

lbs

13.5

uptoCorei7

touch

w/Nvidia

/3.48

graphics

lbs

convertible

Yoga900

Microsoft

detachable

Surface
Book
Lenovo

clamshell

ThinkPad13

Samsung

convertible

13.3HD

uptoCorei7

ortouch

w/IntelHD

FHD

520

8h

66Wh

70Wh

9h

1.16kg

1.27kg

1.57kg

1.4kg/

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

touch

HQw/Intel

/2.87

Spin

QHD+

HD520

lbs

13.3IPS

uptoCorei7

FHD

HQw/Intel

HD520

1.85lbs

clamshell

Notebook9
900X3L

$799

$1199

$1499

$449

3.1lbs

ATIVBook9

Samsung

tba

3.4lbs

IdeaPad

Lenovo

$849

39Wh

12h

1.30kg

0.84kg

$1599

tba

Forslightlybeefierspecsinwhatwouldstillbeafairlycompactbody,youllhavetolookat
someoftheavailable14inchers.

14 to 14.9-inch ultrabooks
Model

Type

Screen

Hardware

Battery

Weight

Price(*)

Acer

convertible

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

48Wh

1.9kg/

$799

Aspire

IPS

IntelHD520

R14(R5

touch

471T)

HD

Gigabyte

clamshell

P34Wv5

14.0

uptoCorei7HQ

FHD

w/Nvidia970M

4.2lbs

61Wh

1.8kg/

$1499

3.97
lbs

HP

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

EliteBook

FHDor

IntelHD520

840G3

QHD

HP

clamshell

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

FHDor

IntelHD520

1040G3

QHD
clamshell

IdeaPad

1.54kg

$949

/3.4
lbs

EliteBook

Lenovo

clamshell

46Wh

11h

1.36kg

$1149

/3.0
lbs

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

1.8kg/

FHD

Nvidia940M

hours

3.9lbs

14.0

uptoIntelCorei7

2.1kg/

FHD

w/RadeonR5

hours

4.6lbs

$479

300s14
Lenovo

clamshell

IdeaPad
30014
Lenovo

M330
14.0

uptoCorei7w/

4.5

2.1kg/

IdeaPad

touch

Nvidia940M

hours

4.6lbs

500s14

FHD
uptoIntelCorei7

2.1kg/

Lenovo

$399

convertible

clamshell

14.0

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IdeaPad

FHD

50014

w/RadeonM360

hours

4.6lbs

(AMD),

orAMDCarrizo

$849

FX8800Pw/

(Intel)

RadeonM330
Lenovo

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

10

1.8kg/

ThinkPad

convertible

touch

Nvidia940M

hours

3.9lbs

Yoga460

FHDor

52Wh

1.17kg

$1049

QHD
Lenovo

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

ThinkPad

convertible

IPS

IntelHD520

X1Carbon

FHDor

2016

OLED

$1499

/2.6
lbs

QHD
Lenovo

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

ThinkPad

clamshell

HD,

Nvidia940M

T460

FHDor

14h

1.7kg/

$909

3.8lbs

QHD
Lenovo

14.0

uptoCorei7HQ

ThinkPad

IPS

w/Nvidia940M

T460P

QHD

Lenovo

clamshell

clamshell

ThinkPad

12h

$1249

/4.0
lbs

14.0

uptoCorei7w/

QHD

Nvidia930M

49Wh

1.36kg

$1059

/3.0

T460S
MSIGS40

1.81kg

lbs
clamshell

14.0

Corei7HQw/

IPS

NvidiaGTX970M

61Wh

1.6kg/

$1599

3.57

FHD

lbs

Andifyourewillingtosacrificethesizeandweight(tosomeextent)forperformanceand
alargerscreen,the15and17inchersinthiscategoryaretheonesforyou.

15-inch (and bigger) Skylake laptops


Model

Type

Screen

Hardware

Battery

Weight

Price(*)

Acer

clamshell

15.6HD

uptoCorei7w/

tba

56Wh

2.4kg/

tba

AspireE5

IntelHD520

(E5574TG)
Acer

clamshell

AspireV15

15.6TN

uptoCorei7

HD/FHD

ULVw/Nvidia

V5591G
Acer

5.3lbs

950M
clamshell

AspireV15

15.6

uptoCorei7

IPSFHD

ULVw/Nvidia

Nitro(V3

52Wh

2.4kg/

$899

5.3lbs

950M

575G)
Acer

15.6

uptoCorei7HQ

AspireV15

clamshell

IPS

w/Nvidia960M

NitroBlack

FHD/4K

52Wh

2.3kg/

$999

5.1lbs

(VN7
592G)
Acer

17.3

uptoCorei7HQ

AspireV17

IPSFHD

w/Nvidia960M

NitroBlack

or4K

Dell

clamshell

15.6TN

uptoCorei7w/

Inspiron

clamshell

HDor

AMDR5M335

155000

IPS

(5559)

touch

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54Wh

3.1kg/

$1099

6.9lbs

40Wh

5.4lbs

$399

/2.45
kg

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FHD

Dell

clamshell

15.6

uptoCorei7w/

43Wh

4.8lbs

Inspiron

IPS

AMDR7M270

or58

/2.17

157000

touch

Wh

kg

(7559)

FHDor

43Wh

4.8lbs

$699

UHD
Dell

15.6

uptoCorei7w/

Inspiron

convertible

IPS

IntelHD520

1570002

touch

in1

FHDor

$549

/2.17
kg

UHD
Dell

15.6

uptoXeonE2

Precision

clamshell

IPS

w/Nvidia

3.96
lbs/

155510

touch

Quadro

1.8kg

FHDor

M1000M

$1399

UHD
DellXPS

clamshell

159550

15.6

uptoCorei7HQ

IPSFHD

w/Nvidia960M

84Wh

1.72kg

$1499

/3.8

ortouch

lbs

UHD
Gigabyte

clamshell

P35Xv5

15.6

uptoCorei7HQ

FHDor

w/Nvidia980M

78Wh

clamshell

P35Wv5

lbs

15.6

uptoCorei7HQ

FHDor

w/Nvidia970M

78Wh

15.6

uptoCorei7w/

FHDor

AMDR7M365X

850G3

UHD
convertible

$1499

lbs

EliteBook

HP

clamshell

2.3kg/
5.07

WQHD+
HP

$1799

5.07

WQHD+
Gigabyte

2.3kg/

46Wh

1.88kg

$799

/4.14
lbs

15.6

uptoCorei7w/

Spectre

IPS

IntelHD520

x36015

touch

64Wh

1.83kg

$1399

/4.03
lbs

FHDor
OLED
UHD
HP

15.6

uptoCorei7w/

Pavillion

clamshell

IPSFHD

IntelHD520

15

ortouch

tba

tba

$549

FHD
HP

clamshell

Pavillion

17.3

uptoCorei7w/

IPSFHD

IntelHD520

15.6

uptoIntelCore

2.3kg/

FHD

i7w/RadeonR5

hours

5.1lbs

17
Lenovo

clamshell

IdeaPad
30015
Lenovo

M330
clamshell

IdeaPad

17.3

uptoIntelCore

3.0kg/

HD+

i7w/RadeonR5

hours

6.61

30017
Lenovo

M330
clamshell

IdeaPad

$449

lbs

15.6

uptoCorei7w/

4.5

2.1kg/

tba

FHD

Nvidia940M

hours

4.6lbs

15.6

uptoIntelCore

2.3kg/

$599

FHD

i7w/Radeon

hours

5.1lbs

(AMD),

500s15
Lenovo
IdeaPad
50015

clamshell

M360orAMD

$849

CarrizoFX

(Intel)

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RadeonM330

Lenovo

convertible

15.6

uptoCorei7SV

IdeaPad

matte

w/INvidia950M

70015

FHD

Lenovo

convertible

17.3

uptoCorei7SV

matte

w/INvidia940M

70017

FHD
clamshell

15.6

uptoCorei7w/

HD,FHD

Nvidia940M

T560

orQHD
clamshell

GhostPro

$799

/5.1

4h

2.67kg

$799

/5.8
lbs

ThinkPad

MSIGS60

2.31kg
lbs

IdeaPad

Lenovo

4h

16h

2.26kg

$969

/5.0
lbs

15.6

uptoCorei7HQ

UHD

w/Nvidia970M

52Wh

1.96kg

$1999

/4.32
lbs

MSIGS70

clamshell

Stealth

17.3

uptoCorei7HQ

FHD

w/Nvidia970M

52Wh

2.6kg/

tba

5.73

Pro

lbs

Samsung

15.6

uptoCorei7HQ

ATIVBook

clamshell

IPS

w/Nvidia950M

9Pro

UHD

Samsung

clamshell

Notebook

2.01kg

$1599

/4.45
lbs

15IPS

uptoCorei7HQ

FHD

w/IntelHD520

9900X5L

1.29kg

tba

/
2.84lbs

Heresashortglossaryofthetermsmentionedabove:
Types:
clamshell:classicshapedcomputerwhosescreenclosesontopofthe
keyboardanddoesnotflipintoanysortoftabletmode
convertible:2in1laptopwhosescreenrotatesandconvertstoatablet
mode(orsimilar),butcannotbedetachedfromthebase
detachable:2in1laptopwhosescreendetachesfromthebase.Theseare
mostlystandalonetabletsbundledwithmatchingdockingstationsthatmost
oftenincludedockingkeyboards,ports,batteriesandotherfeatures
slider:2in1laptopwhosescreenslidesupanddownontopofthebody
andusuallyrevealsakeyboardhiddenunderneath.
Resolutions:HD(1366x768px),WXGA+(1440x900px),HD+(1600x900
px),FHD(1920x1080px),FHD+(2160x1440px),retina(2304x1440px),
QHD(2560x1440px),WQXGA(2560x1600px),QHD+(3200x1800px),UHD
(3840x2160px)alsoseethispost
Anyway,thatsaboutitfornow.Ifyoureinterestedinportablelaptopsthough,youshould
alsocheckoutsomeoftheotherarticlesonthesite,Imsureyoullfindthemusefulin
yoursearch:
myfavorite11inch,13inchand14,15inchandaboveultrabooks
thebestgamingultraportablesofthemoment
myselectionof2in1laptops
myselectionofthebestaffordableultrabooks.
AndlikeIsaidinthebeginning,dontforgetImcontinuouslyupdatingthislist,soifyoure
inthemarketforaSkylakelaptop,youshouldbookmarkthepostandreturnfromtimeto
timeforthelatestupdates.
Youcanalsogetintouchinthecommentssectionifyouhaveanythingtoaddorany
questionsaboutthesecomputersorSkylakeingeneral,asImaroundandwillhelpoutifI
can.
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JohnAdrian
August27,2015at8:13am

GooddayandnicereviewAndrei,bytheway,Ijuswanttoknowifyouwillreviewthislaptop:
AsusK501lbi55200u,nvidia940m,4gbram,1080pscreen,thanksinadvance.

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Jim
November11,2015at8:26pm

Doesanyoneknowifthereisanyonewhomakesa17convertiblelaptop?Iamgettingold
soIlikethescreensizebutwouldliketouseasabigtablettoo.

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robert
September1,2015at4:23am

HiDouglasandAndrea,imveryimpressedwithyourinteractionwithusersandwashopingyou
maybeabletohelpme.
Iliveinaforestandcanonlychargeonceadayatamainspowersupply.Imchasingalaptopof
anysortthatcanplaymidtorangegameswiththelongestbatterylifewhilstplayinggames.
Iwasleaningtowardsthelenovot540p(inaustralia)asithasenourmousbatterylifebutnotthe
bestgraphicscard(gt730m).Howevernomatterhowmuchresearchidoorcallsimakeit
seemsnobodyknowshowlonganyabatterywillrunwhilstplayinggames.
Imnotlookingforanythingover15nordoesitmatteraboutscreenresolution.Iwillbe
operatingitwithwifioffandanythingelsethatconsumesthebattery.
Mayiaskifyouhaveanysuggestionsfromanymodelthatyouknowmaywork.
verygrateful

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AndreiGirbea
September1,2015at11:43am

Hi,youhaventmentionedwhatkindofgamesareyouplanningtorun,butdontexpect
morethan23hourstopsfromanyofthemodernlaptops.Gamingisademandingactivity.

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robert
September11,2015at7:28am

HiAndrea,thankyouforyrreply.IhavefoundtheAustralianversion
lenovoy50
I74710hq6mcacheupto3.50ghz
15.6fhd
gtx960m2gbgpu
8gbmemory
256ssd
4cellbatt
fora$1500aboutus$1100
Apartfromtheterriblebatterywhichihavefoundicanreplacewitha12cellfroma
independentsupplywhatdoyouthinkonthis?ibelieveicanplaythelatestgamesor
thereabouts.
tksrobert

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Anxiouslyawaiting
September9,2015at2:08am

Andrei,
IwascuriousonyourtakeofhowlonguntilweactuallyseeSkylakelaptopsonthestoreshelf.
Ivenoticedmostretailersarestilledcloggedupandtryingtogetridoftheirlaptopinventorypre
loadedwithwindows8.1,andwindows10hasbeenoutforoveramonth.
IknowwhatmachineIwant(spectrex360),justcuriousifthisisweeksaway,ormorelikeafew
monthsout(Imguessingthelatter).
thanks

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AndreiGirbea
September9,2015at1:35pm

Idsayweeks.IdexpectallthemajorupdatestobeavailableinstoresinOctober.

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Nick
September9,2015at7:01pm

Hi,
Greatcontentsofar.ImreallyinterestedingettingaSkylakelaptopandIvebeenwaitingafew

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monthstobuy.IliketheXPS13ifIwasgoingtobuynowthatsprobablywhatIdget.
Iwanttoknowifyouthinkthatanyofthese13ultrabookswillgetIntelHD540graphicsinthe
future?Gamingisnttheprimarypurposeofthislaptop,butIdliketobeabletorunsimple
gameslikeLeagueofLegendsifpossible.
Thanks

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AndreiGirbea
September9,2015at7:09pm

Well,yes,someofthesemightgetthe28WSkylakeprocessors,butgivenpastexperience,
mostofthemwont.TheMacbookswillhoweverbundlethathardware.

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Nick
September9,2015at8:55pm

Great,Iknowwellhavetowaitandseewiththeannouncementsfordefinitiveinfo.
Ithinkitsarealshamethatmostofthesewontgetthepremiumhardwarethat
Macbooksget.IliketheMacbookforthecombinationofsizeandpower,butIdont
wanttobuyone.

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Nick
September9,2015at9:29pm

Hmm,IjustcheckedyourSkylakearticleagainactuallytheHD540willbereleasedon
15Wprocessorsaswell.ItistheHD550thatisexclusivetothe28Wprocessors.
ButitseemsnonewillbeavailableuntilQ12016.

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AndreiGirbea
September10,2015at7:08am

Oh,yes,youreright,Iforgotaboutthose.

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Katy
September14,2015at2:00am

Hi,
IthoughttheSkylakeXPS13isgettingabitheavier(around3pounds)andthickeraccording
otherreports.

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AndreiGirbea
September15,2015at7:09am

therearetwoversionsoftheXPS13,onewithoutatouchscreenandanotherwitha
touchscreen,whichweighs2.8lbsandisabitheavier

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Kala
September15,2015at10:29am

Thanxalotfromthepage,itisveryusefullwhenlookingfornewlaptop.
Besidesoftheimportancyofweight,IwishIcouldalsofinddimensionsofdifferentlaptops,
speciallyinultraportableserieswhereWidthdiffersmorethan30mmandDepthmorethan
20mmin1213portables.
ToshibaRadius12has43Whbattery,andi7modelworkwithintelHD520andUHD4K
resolution.
InterestingpointisthatRadiusisexcatlysamesizewithXPS13,butRadiusweightis140g
more,andhas9WhsmallerbatterythanXPS13.
Fullspecsinthislink:
mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/satellite/radius12/pspvva004013/specifications

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AndreiGirbea
September18,2015at10:25am

TheRadiusisaconvertibleand2in1sareprettymuchalwaysheavierthanclamshell
laptops.Also,theXPS13isverycompactandlightfora13incher,mostotherdeviceswith
similarsizedscreensareheavierandlarger.

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Amit
September16,2015at5:51pm

Hii,
Iliveinindiaandwedontreallyhavemuchbrandsoptionsouthere.Asus,HP,Dell,andlenovo
seemstobetheonlypracticalchoiceonecanmake.CurrentlyImhavingaHPenvy15TSJ109
TXlaptoppoweredbyintelCorei74700MQbutwasplanningforupgradingtoskylake.Canyou
pleaserecommendmealaptopwith15.6inchipsFHDdisplayandisgoingtobepoweredby
Corei76700HQandisgoingtohaveNvidiaGTX950MoraboveGPUs.
Thanks

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AndreiGirbea
September18,2015at10:27am

ThenewAcerV15NitroandtheAsusN552shouldofferwhatyouwant.Notsureaboutthe
HPandDelloptions,butthereshouldbeatleastsome.

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Kimberly
September26,2015at5:08am

HiAndrei,
Imhopingyoucangivemesomeadviceastoanultrabook(preferably).Ivebeenscouringyour
sitethepastcoupleofdays,tryingtogetanideaofwhatIshouldgofor.Iamagraduatestudent
studyingdataanalytics.Iaminterestedinaultraportablelaptop,henceanultrabook,thatcan
handlethebasics(word,excel,powerpoint,internet,youtube,etc.)aswellasMicrosoftAccess,
SPSS,SAS,R,etc.
Idontneedatouchscreenora2in1.Iammostconcernedabouttheweight,heat,batterylife,
andkeyboard.ImthinkingIdefinitelywantani5(Broadwell)processorand1313.9screen(to

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helpwithportability&weight).ImaimingforthepricetobelessthanUS$1000.
Ifyouhaveanyrecommendations,whethertheyreonthemarketnoworwillbesoonwiththe
Skylakerelease,itdbeSOappreciated!Thanks!

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AndreiGirbea
September26,2015at9:29am

HiKimberly.IthinktheDellXPS13shouldbeyourbestbet.Trytogetthei5processorwith
8GBofRAM,theremightbequiteafewdiscountsavailableinthenextweeks,especiallyfor
theBroadwellmodels.YoumightalsowanttoreadmyreviewoftheXPS13andthe
followup,asthislaptopisnotwithoutsomeflawsthatyoushouldbeawareof.
AnotheroptionwouldbetheLenovoThinkPadX250,butthatmightbeoutsideyourbudget.
Also,aslongasyoullkeepmultitaskingtoaminimum,theAsusUX305FAcouldbean
option,especiallythemodelwiththeCOreM5Y71processor.Itsfanless,whichisgreat,but
itlacksabacklitkeyboardanditsnotverypowerful.

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Kimberly
September27,2015at12:08am

ThanksAndrei!Ireallyappreciateit!
SorryItotallyforgottomentionmemory,butitseemsyoureadmymind!Iamreally
gladyoumentionedtheLenovoThinkPadX250.Ihadntconsideredaslightlysmaller
screensize,soIhadntlookedatit.But,Imreallyinterestedinthatonedespitethe
pricebeingalittlehigherthanmygoalbudget.Mypreliminaryresearchmakesit
soundslikeaprettydarngoodultrabookdefinitelycouldbeworththehigherpriceif
itlastsgoodlongwhile!
IhadinitiallylookedintotheDellXPS13,butthenumerousissueskindofputmyoff.

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Foo
September27,2015at3:07pm

Sowhichoneshaveathunderbolt3port?ItstheonedealbreakerformeandmanypeopleI
know.Beingabletohookupagraphicscardexternallyistheonethingneededforlaptopsand
thosebrandswhoareleavingthunderbolt3outareverymisinformed.Thesechartswouldbe
muchmorehelpfulifyouincludedifthelaptopsupportsthunderbolt3.

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AndreiGirbea
September28,2015at5:21pm

Hmmm,Illhavetothinkaboutit.Thecurrentlayoutbarelyfitsthecurrentnumbersof
columns,butifIcanfiguresomethingout,IlladdaThunderboltfieldaswell.IfnotIllhavea
differentarticlewithlaptopsthatofferanUSB3.1gen1andanUSB3.1gen2slotinthenext
fewweeks.

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Foo
October5,2015at9:52pm

IfyoudidImsureitwouldgainagreatdealofattention.

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Thanksfortheupdate.

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NathanBrown
February1,2016at12:58pm

IhavealistofLaptopswithTB3,ifyouwanttotakealook,heresalink,
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12G1VTFWkTL5tb8nxUAtnDHwTLyya9I3Vw
OXXrIN4e4/edit?usp=sharing
TherearetwoSheets,thesecondismoreforpeoplewholiveintheUK,likeme.

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DanielReis
February24,2016at11:35pm

thankyouNathan.This,too,waswhatIwaslookingfor,andyourlistfitsthe
billperfectly.ifyouhadntdone,Iwouldhave!
yes,skylakeisimportant.ButtheUSBCthunderboltisabigdeal.Imagine
bootingfromanexternaldrive.etc
etcetc..

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JohnBall
November19,2015at1:23pm

Agreed,dealbreakerwithoutthis.Alsowouldbenicetoknowwhatdateentriesinthechart
wereaddedsousreaderscanfindthenewentriessincewelastread.

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Jonathan
February10,2016at9:48am

Ya,Ialsoagree..Thunderbolt3isthemajordealbreakerformesoreallyonlyinterestedin
laptops/ultrabooksthathaveathunderbolt3port.

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AndyChow
September30,2015at11:20pm

Isthereanyofthesethatarecurrentlyinthemarket?IreallywantedtogettheAsusZenbook
UX305UAformylittlebrother,forschool,nowitsalreadyOctober(almost),andIcantseemto
findanySkylakehardwareonthemarket.
Itseemsitstakingforever.IcantevenfindplaceswhereIcanpreorder.

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AndreiGirbea
October1,2015at11:15am

Mostofthemarenotshippingyet,butstoresshouldhavetheminthenextweeks.

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Anxiouslyawaiting
October1,2015at3:12am

IseethattherearesomeInspironSkylakemodelsnowforsale.
HPwebsitehasshownadescriptionoftheSpectremodelthattalksaboutSkylakechipset,but
notyetforsaleitseems

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Aadith
October6,2015at10:36am

HiAndrei,
LetmebeginbysayingthatIloveyourwebsite.
ImfromIndiaanditsverydifficulttogetagooddealhereonlaptop.SoImplanningongetting
itfrommycousinabroad.Ihavecurrentlysettledonahppavilion15touchcustomizedwith
skylakeandImgettingitfor640dollars.IwaswonderingwhethertowaittillblackFridaytogeta
betterdealonthislaptopitselforjustbuyitnowasitseemsadecentprice.Ibasicallyneeda
laptopwithadecentgraphiccardunder650dollarsandthishastouchtoosoitsaaddedbonus.
PleasetellmewhethertobuythisnowitselforwaittillblackFridayasImdoubtfulifitwillget
anycheaperthanthis.Pleaseifuhaveothersuggestions,tellthosetoo.Ialsoamattracted
towardideapad500swithskylakebutIdoubtwhetheritwillcomeunderthispricebracket.
Thankingyouandwaitingeagerlyforyourreaponce,
Aadith

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AndreiGirbea
October6,2015at1:05pm

IdontthinktherewillbelotsofSkylakelaptopsonBlackFriday,butallthebigOEMstendto
offeratleastsomediscounts.Soifyoucanwait,Idsaydoit.Youcouldalsoaimfora
Broadwellconfiguration,Idexpectthosetobegreatlydiscounted.

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Aadith
October6,2015at1:26pm

Wow.Ineverexpectedsuchafastreply.Thanksalot.Canusuggestsomebroadwell
laptopswithgoodgraphiccards(andtouchscreenifpossible)inthegivenprice
bracketwhichmaybediscountedheavilyonblackFriday.
Thanksagain
Aadith

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AndreiGirbea
October6,2015at1:29pm

Searchthroughthese:http://www.ultrabookreview.com/5165broadwell
ultrabooks/#a2

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October9,2015at4:51pm

JustwanttomakeaquickremarkyouhavetheGigabyteP34Wv5onthe15inchareawhenit
shouldbeinthe14incharea.

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Paolo
October10,2015at1:31am

HiAndrei,
Yoursiteisawesome,thereviewsarewhatmostofusneed.Keepupthegoodwork.
Couldalistoflaptopswithuserupgradablememoryandharddrivesalsohelp?
Iwouldcertainlyenjoyone.
Thanks,
Paolo

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AndreiGirbea
October10,2015at8:19am

HiPaolo,Illconsideritforthenearfuture.thanksforthesuggestion

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Dennis
October11,2015at3:33am

MissingcriticalinformationforSKYLAKEplatform!
Memorysubsystem
andespecially
Diskdrivesubsystem,i.e.PCIe4.0
IdontwantaSkylakelaptopuntilthoseareaddressed

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JohnBall
November19,2015at1:19pm

PCIe4.0wontbeoutuntilatleast2017.

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Miguel
October12,2015at1:15pm

Hello,IrecentlydiscoveredaboutthiswebsiteandImamazedattheamountofuseful
informationforlaptopbuyers.Definitelybookmarked,RSSedandsharedwithfriends.
NowIamlookingforaultraportabledeviceandIknowexactlywhatkindofactivitiesIllbedoing
withit,butImstillveryundecidedonwhichmodeltoget,becausefromwhatIveseenaround
theweb,Ithinknomanufacturerhasyetachievedthesweetspotbetweenpriceandfeatureson
theseconvertibleordetachable2in1s.IhopeyoucouldgivemesomeguidanceAndrei.
IamaresearcherandIneedadigitalnotebook,somethinglighterandsmallerthanmy15,6
laptoptobecarriedwithmeeverywhere,tohavemydata,myebooksandPDFsandmynotes
alwaysaccessibleandonwhichIcanspeakorwritenoteseasily.Needlesslytosay,OneNoteon

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Windows10ismyfavouritepieceofsoftware.
HereiswhatIexpectfrommyultraportablemachine:
Read(alot)eBooks,PDFArticles,Webpages.Mostofmytimeisspentreading.Screensize
andqualityindoorandsometimesoutdoorswillbeessential.
Write(alot)Myideasflowbetterwithnaturalwriting,soIdlikeagoodpentowriteanddraw
onthescreenwithnonoticeablelag.
BatteryLifeof8hoursorbetter.Ithastobeabletoholdaworkdayonasinglecharge.
StayingconnectedDecentcameraandmicrophoneforSkypeaudioandvideocalls.
Music(Spotify)andmovie/videostreamingDecentenoughspeakerswouldbenice.Icanbuy
apairofgoodearbudsthough.
ConnectiontoVGAandHDMIwallprojectorstomakePowerPointandSwaypresentations.
Goodwirelessadapter.IdontintendtouseEthernetcableunlesstheresnootherchoice.
OS:IrelyonOffice365andIownaLumia640smartphone,soWindows10isthelogical
choice.
Price:700800,atmost1000withallpotentialaccessoriesincluded.
Specs:Alreadywith6thgenerationSkylakeCPUforimprovedintegratedgraphicsandbattery
life.Atleast64GBofSSDstorage,expandablewithSDcard.Atleast4GBofRAM,8GBofRAM
wouldbegreatifpossible.DedicatedGPUnotrequired.
Now,keepinmindthatthemostfrequentformofinputIexpectfromthisdeviceispenwriting
andtouch,nottyping.
SurfacePro4comesclosetowhatIbelieveisthebestformebutwhenyouaddtheaccessories
andtheeurosbegintopileup,youcanthelpbutthinktoyourselfdamn,forthispriceIcould
haveabeastgamingtoweroratleastagreat15,6laptopwithdedicatedgraphicsInmy
country,thepriceforjustthem3tabletis1029onMicrosoftstore!Thecoverisextra150.I
washopingsomeothermanufacturerlikeASUSorDellhadsomethingabitcheaperandas
versatileastheSurfacePro4withthesamequalitystandards.
WhatdoyouthinkAndrei?

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AndreiGirbea
October12,2015at8:20pm

HiMiguel.IwouldntgofortheSurfacePro4,ithasasmallerbatterythantheSP3andyou
dontreallyneedthe6thgenSkylakeCoreUsforyourchores.TheSurfacePro3can
handlethosetaskswell,andeventheSurface3isagoodchoiceaslongasyougoforthe
versionwith4GBofRAM.Infact,IthinktheSurface3offersthebestvalueforthemoneyin
yourcase.Shouldhandlefineallyourtasks,itscheaperthantheothersandofferslonger
batterylife.TheLenovoMiix700mightbeagoodalternative,butIcantsayforsureuntil
theproductisactuallyreleasedandavailable.

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Miguel
October13,2015at10:00pm

HiAndrei,thankyousomuchfortakingthetimetoreply.
IndeedIvebeenconsideringtheregularSurface3aswellformyultraportableneeds.
Mycurrentlaptop(Dualcorei73537UandNVIDIA740M)hasjustturnedtwoyears
oldandIreplaceditsHDDforanSSDafewmonthsago.Ihopeitprovidesenough
performanceforthenext2yearstoserveasthedeskPC,thoughitswarrantyperiod
isnowover.
Ifso,IthinkthatanultraportabledeviceliketheSurface3mightbeenoughforformy
onthegochores,plusImtradingsomeperformanceforlongerbatterylifeand
reducedweight.
TherearestillafewthingsIdliketounderstandabouttheSurface3,mainlyrelated
withwritingandscreensize.
1IsthewritingexperiencewithSurfacepenonSurface3goodenough,oramI
missingtoomuchfromtheSurfacePro3/4tojustifythepricedifference?Ireally
expecttomakealotofuseofOneNoteinkingcapabilities.
2IstheSurface3smallerscreenanddisplayqualitytoomuchofadowngrade?Iwill
spendalotoftimereading,soIhopethescreenqualityisnottooinferiorcompared
withtheSurfacePro,eventhoughitisonly10inchesagainst12inchesofthepricier
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3WhenistheSurface4goingtobeannounced?Isthereanyspecialreasonfor
Microsofttonotrenewbothlines(Surface4andSurfacePro4)atthesametime
(backtoschool/Christmastime)?

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AndreiGirbea
October14,2015at1:19pm

1.BoththeSurface3andthePro3useNTrigdigitizers.Notsureaboutthe
Pro4.
2.ThescreenontheSurface3isactuallybrighterandmorecoloraccurate
thantheoneontheSP3.Seethisarticle,theDisplaysection:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/MicrosoftSurface3TabletConvertible
Review.141116.0.html
3.IwouldntexpectitearlierthanMid2016.ThecurrentSurface3isbuilton
theCherryTrailplatformandthenextgenWillowTraildoesnothaveanexact
launchdateyet.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_%28system_on_chip%29

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gentux
October14,2015at9:20am

Greattable,lovetoseewhichofthosehaveUSB3.1and7orTypeCPort(s)

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john
October14,2015at2:10pm

YouramazonlinkfortheXPS13doesntseemtocontainanymodelswiththenew6thgeni7
chip?

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AndreiGirbea
October14,2015at3:48pm

Yes,looksliketheyhaventaddedthemonAmazonyet.Shouldbeupinthenext2weeks
though.IlladdlinkstoDellsstoreaswell.

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Aadith
October14,2015at7:14pm

HiAndrei,
Irecentlyspoketoaguyinmycollegewhohasahpenvyx360whosebrotherworksinhpand
hesayshegothimadeveloperversionorsomethingIcouldntgrasp.Hislaptophasno
dedicatedgraphicscardbuthas12gbram.SonowwhathedoesisheopensGTA5andrunsin
fullHD(1920*1080)withamindboggling32fps.Iwasstunned.Hesaidheallocated8gbtogeta
gpuclockspeedof1800equaltoabouttwo920mdedicatedgraphicscard.Hethenmumbeled
somethingaboutgpubasedcomputingsomeunlockingsomethingsomething.Imwondering
whetherthisispossibleandifyesthenhow?
Thankingyouinadvance
Aadith

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AndreiGirbea
October14,2015at8:06pm

Thatsoundslikecompletebullshittome.

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Eric
October15,2015at1:47pm

HiAndrei,
Thisisanamazingcompilationyouhaveherenicejob.Wouldyoubychanceanyadditional
informationaboutthegigabyteskylakelaptopsandtheirrelease?Iamanxiouslywaitingtobuy
oneASAP.Thanks!
Best,
Eric

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AndreiGirbea
October15,2015at1:56pm

Notreally,otherthantheirlaptopsshouldbeavailableinOctober,ifnotsellingalready.

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AbdulJamal
October16,2015at3:52am

veryusefulinformation
Imalsoplanningforskylakelaptop
whichshouldhaveminimum
16GbRam
256GBSSD
andshouldalsobebeautiful:)
likeHPhaveEliteBooketc,
reallyimpressedwithmacbookbutthatstoomuchcostlyifwewantagoodspecs.
Imwebdeveloper,dailyuseofmycomputer1012hours
sopleasesuggestmeagreatoption:)

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Josh
October17,2015at5:20pm

ThanksfortheawesomeRoundup.FromwhatIcantell,theLGGramisnotgoingtocarrythe
Skylakeprocessors,butonlythe5thJgen

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AndreiGirbea
October18,2015at9:17am

Hmm,youreactuallyright,Illaddressthat.

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john
October19,2015at4:31pm

CouldyoucommentonthetwoHPSPECTREX360displaysavailable:
13.3diagonalQHDRadianceInfinityLEDbacklittouchscreen(2560x1440)
or
13.3diagonalFHDRadianceInfinityLEDbacklittouchscreen(1920x1080)
Theprocessorforbothisi76500u.Rightnowonlythe1920x1080isavailableinmycountry
andImwonderingwhethertogetit.Idontknowiftheresolutionwillbeahugedifferenceand
whetherthematrix,etc.isthesame?SoIreallydontknowwhethertogetiteverythingelse
seemsthesame.TheproductcodeinmycountryisHPSPECTREX360134100NN/P3L15EA.
Thanks!

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AndreiGirbea
October19,2015at10:06pm

Bothscreensaregood.The1440ppanelisofcoursesharper,butIdontknowifits
necesarilyworthwaitingfor.YouwouldhavetoresearchthepanelsusedbyHPonthetwo
configurationsandseeifthereareanydifferencesintermsofbrightness,contrastorcolor
reproduction.Wereviewedthe1440pversionhere:http://www.ultrabookreview.com/8042
hpspectrex360review/

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RobertR.
October23,2015at2:48pm

SadlytheLenovoIdeaPad30017appearstohaveHD+display(1600x900px)andnotFHD
(1920x1080px)asstatedinyourlist.Pleasefindtheurlsbelow.
Ivebeeneyeingoutforawhilealight,passivelycooled,noiseless17FHDwithSSDandfull
sizekeyboardalargeultrabook,Iguess.Mattescreenwouldbeacherrytopping,really.
InessenceIdneeditasatypewritermainlytobeusedasaremotedesktopterminal.
AsfarasIcantellnooneseemstobebringingsuchdesignstothemarketyet.
Anyrecommendations?

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AndreiGirbea
October23,2015at8:43pm

Thanksforthecorrection,Iveeditedthelist.
Notsurewhatyourbudgetis,butmaybetheAcerAspireV17Nitrocouldbeanoption?Its
expensiveandpowerfulthough.
Thataside,DellandHPhavesome17inchersinstores,butIdontknowiftheyare
portableenoughforwhatyouwant.Wouldbeworthalook.

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Collin
October23,2015at5:33pm

Hello,
Ivebeenscouringthissiteforamonthnowtryingtogetalookatthenewskylakeupdatesto
ultrabook.IllbeusingitforGIS,dailyactivities,andlightgaming.Iwasgoingtogowiththe
ASUSUX303UB,butthescreenisofconcern.IvehadaDellLatitudebeforeanddontwantto

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gotheXPSroute.Aimingfora1314inch,and$1300,whatwouldyourecommend?Wouldthe
spectrebeagooddirection?OrshouldIgoforamoreportablegamer?

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AndreiGirbea
October23,2015at8:45pm

WhatdoyoumeanbyLightGaming?Wouldyouneeddedicatedgraphics?
Ifyes,theUX303UBistheonlyviableoption.PerhapsyoucanfindthemodelwithaFHD
display,whichisavailableinEuropeandotherregions.Otherwise,therestheMSIGS40
andtheGigabyteP34G,butoutsideyourbudget.YoucouldaimforaBroadwell/Haswell
configuration,youwontloosemuchonperformance.

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Alexanderfabs
October24,2015at2:36am

Firstandforemost,iwouldliketosaythankyoufornotonlymakingthislist,butupdatingit!
Anyways,ireallylikethenewDellxpsline,buthavebeenreadingaboutthenewerdellsnot
beingsuperreliable.Maybepeopleareonlyvocalwhenthingsgobad(especiallywhendealing
withanexpensivelaptop)leadingtothisperception.
Doyouknowanythingoddellsreliability?Theonlythingholdingmebackfromorderinganew
xpsisthefewrthatitwillbreakinayearortwo.

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AndreiGirbea
October24,2015at8:51am

Asidefromthebatterydecayingfast,myXPS13hasbeenholdingreallywell.Aslongas
yougetwarranty(orevenextendedwarranty),Ithinkthingsshouldbealright.

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Dominik
October25,2015at5:15pm

HiAndrei,
Ijuststumbledacrossyourlistandwaswonderingwhetheryoucouldhelpmeout.Imastudent
inEngineeringlookingtobuyanewlaptop,preferablyaultraportableasIdontwanttocarrya
brickarounduni.Ineeditforthesetask:MSoffice,surfingtheweb(YouTubeetc),java
programming(Eclipse)andrunningcadsoftware(PTCCreo/Wildfire).
IalsowanttogetintosomePhotoEditingasIplanontakinglotsofphotosonanextended
vacationandwhenIstudyabroadnextyear.Isthereanythingyoucouldrecommend?Ivebeen
lookingatthexps15
SP4andMacbookPro13buthonestlyIdontknowwhattochooseandifthereisanythingelse
thatmightbesuitedbetterforme.

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lior
October25,2015at7:16pm

Greatsite!Iamfollowingthissiteforacoupleofweeksnow.
Iamtryingtodecidewhichlaptoptobuy,itwouldbegreatifyoucouldhelpmeonthat.
Iamlookingfora1415inchlaptopwithdiscretegpu(nvidia)andskylakeprocessor.Minimumof

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8GBofRAM.Mypricerangeis$900$1300.
Iwillmakeitadualbootwithubuntu.

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AndreiGirbea
October26,2015at9:22am

TheAcerAspireV15NitroBlackcomestomindintothatbudget.TheresalsotheGigabyte
P34Wifyouwanta14incherwithevenfastergraphics,buttheSkylakemodelwillprobably
sellforaround$1500.Still,performancewise,theSkylakeCorei706700HQisnotamajor
upgradeovertheHaswellquadcoresandactuallyabitslowerthantheBroadwellCorei7
5700HQ.Soifyouwantperformance,itdoesnthavetobeyourfirstoption.

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Lior
November2,2015at12:39pm

Thanks!
Whatdoyouthinkwouldbebetter?
IdeapadY70015Touch80NW0010US
or
AspireVNitroModelName:VN7592G77LB
SamePrice.

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AndreiGirbea
November2,2015at2:02pm

CantsaymuchabouttheY700fornow.TheNitroisOK,youcanfindreviews
ofthepreviousmodel(VN7591G),thisoneisslightlyfasterandmoreefficient.
Illreviewitinthenextfewdays.Betterwaitforsomedetailedreviewsbefore
deciding.

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Lior
November2,2015at2:29pm

Great!Thanks!Iwillwait.

Mihai
October26,2015at11:16am

InSeptember2011IboughtanAcer5750G2638G64MN2ndi72630QMfor799,90Euro
duringapromotion.NowIwanttoreplaceitwithalaptopwhichhasthesamescreensize(17
inch),sameorbetterRAM/HDDandisjustalittlebitfaster(boththeprocessorandthe
graphics).
Iwasunabletofindanythingaroundthesamepricerange.Idontbelievethattheofferfrom4
yearsagocannotbebeaten.
Doyouknowanylaptopinthesamepricerange(750900Euro)whichwouldbefasterthan
the4yearsoldAcer?

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AndreiGirbea
October27,2015at8:08am

Well,mostmanufacturersnolongerbuildmidlevel17inchersanymore.Therearea
handfulofgoodoptionsifyourewillingtoexpandyourbudget,butunder1Gwontbuyyou
muchthesedays.

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Michael
October27,2015at10:09am

Justcuriosastowhichoftheselaptopshavewacomdigitizers?Lookingforalaptopwiththe
newi7anddigitizerthatisstillnicetocarryaroundasatabletwithabudgetofaround$1500.
Thismeansthespectreissortaoutbecauseofitsawkwardtabletmode.Thelaptopfootprintfor
theSP4andLenovoMiixissomethingimnotfondofeither,soIwascuriosastowhatother
ultrabookstherehadadigitizer?

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Aadith
October27,2015at3:05pm

HiAndrei,
ILoveyourwebsite,especiallytheliststhatyouprovide.
Implanningonbuyingeitherthedellinspiron137000specialedition(i56200u,8gb,500hdd)or
theregular(samei5,rambuthybridhddwith8gbcache).Thedifferencesare:regularhashybrid
hdd,passivestylus,speakersonthesideand50$costlierthanthespecialeditionwhichhas
speakersonthebottomandregularhddwithnostylusbutis50$dollarcheaper.Iamseriously
takingthispricedifference.Also,thereisanissueofghosttouchesonthelaptop.thecustomer
servicereportedthatithasbeenresolvedwiththelatebroadwellandnewskylake
configurations.whereasthespecialeditionhasnocaseofghosttouches.Idontknowwhetherto
trustthecustomercarestaff.butIaskedtwocustomercareguysandtheybothagreedthatit
hasbeenrectifiedstatingthesamefactsanditmayevenbetrue.
So,pleaseadvicemewhichonetobuy.
Thanksinadvance,
Aadith

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Nepal
October31,2015at2:57am

AccordingtomyMSIandASUSdealerinNepal,skylakelaptopsforbothbrandswillarriveinthe
3rdweekofNovemberforMSIand1stweekofNovemberforASUSrespectively.
IveaddedthelistofMSIlaptopwithskylakeontinypic.DonotethisisthelistforMSIlaptops
availableinNepalandcouldvaryaccordingtoyourregion.

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john
November8,2015at8:24pm

WouldtheSpectreorYoga900besufficientenoughtohandle20openbrowsertabsplusafew
Word/Exceldocuments?Ifnotwouldanyother13incherbesufficient?

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AndreiGirbea
November9,2015at11:02pm

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Hmmm,theI7withatleast8GBofRAMshouldbeOK.Amorepowerful13incheristhe
AppleMacBookPro.MostWIndowsmachinesarebuiltonthesameplatformastheYoga
900

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john
November10,2015at5:57pm

WoulditbeOKforanother23years?Isthei76500uwith8/16GBRAMsomething
thatcanhandlesuchheavymultitasking?

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AndreiGirbea
November10,2015at5:59pm

Itshouldbe.Iusuallyhavearound1015tabsopenonmyCorei55200U
laptopwithonly4GBofRAMandithandlesthemfine.Thebrowserchoiceis
importantthough.Chromeneedsalotofresources,thatswhyIforoneuse
Firefoxinstead.

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taiSon
November12,2015at6:55pm

WhysomehighlightedinREDbutnoexplanationofwhatitmeans?

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JohnBall
November13,2015at8:46pm

Redisahyperlinktoanarticlewithmoreinfo.

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Steve
November14,2015at8:17pm

AnyideawhenAsuswillbereleasinga15skylakemodel?SaytheUX501Zenbook?

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Nobbly
November17,2015at9:51am

That13Ativbookspinsellingwellat$3599?

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Furiousbeans
November18,2015at12:17am

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HiAndrei,IamlookingforalaptopthatcanhandlelightgaminganddurablesinceItravelby
bicycle.Justlookingforai5withanSSDnodedicatedgpuunder$800.Anysuggestionssuchas
waittillacertaintime?

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AndreiGirbea
November19,2015at5:46pm

Thereshouldbesomeoptionsavailablealready,althoughthebudgetisabittight.Go
troughtheoptionslistedinthispost

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QuadCore
November26,2015at12:50pm

Greatlist,thanks!Ireallywishitwouldlistwhichonessupportedaquadcoreprocessorthough,
becausethatisoneofmymusthaves.Icantseemtofindany6thgenquadcoreconvertibles:/
Ifanyonehassuggestions,Idliketohearthem.
Musthave:
Quadcore6thgenprocessor
Convertible(ordetachable)
1315display
Ideally:
DiscreteGraphics
QHDdisplay
WiredEthernet(RJ45)
NVMeSSD

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AndreiGirbea
November26,2015at4:10pm

Hmmm,QuadCoreSkylakeandConvertible?Idontthinktheresanythingthatwouldcheck
boththeseboxes.Thefew15inchconvertiblesarebuiltonSkylakeUhardware,whilethe
smallermodelsdontgetthequadcoreplatforms.SoImafraiditsonlyoneortheother.

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QuadCore
November30,2015at11:30am

Thanksalotforthereply!Ihadntbeenabletofindany,butIhadnowayofknowing
ifIhadmissedone.
Ohwell,IwasreallyhopingIwouldnthavetoorderdifferentdevices.Itbafflesme
thattherearetouchscreenclamshellsouttherethatdontconvert(e.g.theXPS15).
Thetouchscreenhasalmostalwaysbeenuselesstomeifitsnotintabletmode.

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JeffreyPerren
November28,2015at2:57pm

IsthereasimilarlistforAMDCarrizobasedlaptops?
Thanks.

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AndreiGirbea
November28,2015at6:43pm

WEll,no,sincetherearevery,veryfewCarrizolaptopsoutthereandmostofthemarelow
endmodels.

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MichaelMiller
December2,2015at3:12am

Andrei,
Reallyhopingtheclamshellstyleinthe11inchclassisntadyingbreed.Asacomputer
technician,ImsteeringclearoftouchscreenssincetheyarePRICEYtoreplaceTypicallyonly
themanufacturercansellyouafulltophalfforreplacementrealpaincomparedtothe~$70
pricetagofanewLCD.
Canyouplacearecommendationastoareplacementtomycurrentlaptop?IowntheHPDM1
(i3,sandybridge).Loveittodeath.Nowadaysthe11.6classisbeingcrappedonwithnon
upgradableeMMCjunk,andsoldereddownRAM.
Suggestionsforan11.6laptop,with8+hourbatterylife,andupgradablehardware?Ilovethe
DM1,butwouldlovetotakeadvantageofnewerprocessorswithbetterbatterylifesinceIm4
generationsbehindnow.

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AndreiGirbea
December2,2015at7:46am

WEll,havealookhere:http://www.tlbhd.com/best116inchlaptop966/,buttheoptionsfor
apremium11incherarereallylimited,especiallythoseuserupgradeable.Myadvicewould
betolookatsomeofthe12inchersaswell:http://www.tlbhd.com/best12inchminilaptops
2839/
Notsurewhatyourbudgetis,butiftheperformancerequirementsarentgreat,aCoreM
powereddevicewouldbenice.Thatplatformisfanless.

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John
December8,2015at7:57am

IamdecidingbetweenaSkylakeLenovoYoga900andtheHPSpectrex360,andarelooking
forwardtoyourfinalreviewoftheLenovoYoga900(IguessthereviewoftheHPx360stillgoes
forthenewwithSkylakeversion).Doyouknowwhenitisdone?
Onamorepersonallevel,doyouhaveafavoritebetweenthe2laptops?
Thanks!

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AndreiGirbea
December10,2015at6:43am

Thereareafewpostsonthetwointhesite.IinclinetowardstheHP,butIhaventproperly
reviewedeither

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John
December25,2015at11:56am

Thanks!IendedupbuyingtheHP,andarereasonablyhappyatthistime.

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Richard
December21,2015at7:04am

Hi,
WouldyoureccomendAsusN552vwinsteadoftheAcernitro?
BasicallyIneedgtx960m,ssdand15.6
Andgoodquality:)

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AndreiGirbea
December25,2015at7:35am

IvereviewedthenewNitro,butIhaventyetreviewedtheN552,soIcanttellforsurewhich
oneisthebetterpick

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Alan
January1,2016at11:09am

Greatwebsite,awesomepost.Appreciatethetimeandeffort.MyquestionisaboutthedellXps
139350doesithaveaminidisplayportornot?Havingrealtroublewithconflictinginfoabout
this.Maybethesub3.1portdoublesup?IdontknowAnyhelpwouldbehugelyappreciated.I
basicallywanttheXps13butwouldneedtobeabletoplugitintomytvorotherdisplaydevices.
DontmindbuyinganadaptorifthereisonethatwouldworkwiththeXps13portconfiguration?
Thankyouinadvance!
(Andhappynewyearall)
Al

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AndreiGirbea
January2,2016at11:15pm

Hi,itdoesnot.TheXPS9343(Broadwellmodel)hasaminiDPport,whichontheSkylake
version(9350)wasreplacedwithaUSBTypeCconnector.Doesthesamething(andmore),
butrequiresadifferentadapter.

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Mark
January13,2016at9:40pm

hiAndrei
goodarticlebutitseemssorelyoutofdatenowin2016.Asseveralhaveasked,wherearethe
details(evenjustayes/nocolumn)onthenewmakeorbreakSkylakefeatureThunderbolt
3.0/USB3.1support?Thisstillseemsarareduckonthesenewmodels.Also,Inotethatsomeof
yourlistingsareoutofdateorincompleteforexamplewherearethenewRazerorAlienware

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models?AndyourMSIGhostProreviewandspecslinktotheBroadwellversion,whichisclearly
notthesameperformanceorsizeasthenewseries.

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AndreiGirbea
January13,2016at10:58pm

HiMark.
1.WehaventreviewedtheSkylakeMSIGS60,hencethelinkpointstotheolderreview.
2.IveaddedtheRazerBladeStealth,buttheAlienwarelaptopsaretoobulkyyogetinhere.
Thislistismostlymeanttoincludeultraportables.
3.ThelayoutdoesnotallowtoincludeanothercolumnforThunderbolt3,butIllhavea
differentpostonthistopicintheneatfuture.
Otherthanthat,thepostisnotatalloutdatedimo.Anyothersuggestionsoflaptopsthat
shouldbeinhereandarenotiswelcomedthough)Thanks.

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kiran
February10,2016at8:51pm

itwouldhavebeenverytimesaving,ifyouhadalsoprovidedsortbuttons!!!!!

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