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Ultrabook

Corfate

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Hello hello hello :)

Basically, I'm deciding i want to waste my money on a laptop, as money really does burn a hole in my pocket!

Decided to go with an Ultrabook or whatever it's called, as i want something slim and portable to lug around to and from work. The machine hasn't got to be able to run games or anything that intensive, just general word documents and speadsheets. Emailing and the internet. So basically, nothing hard at all!

I want to keep it down to the lowest cost as possible if i can. I've come up with this so far:

Chassis & Display
UltraNote: 14" Glossy HD LED Backlit Widescreen (1366x768)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor B980 (2.40GHz) 2MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Video Memory Technology up to 1.7GB
Memory - Hard Disk
128GB KINGSTON V200 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (300MB/R, 190MB/W) (Special Offer)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
Ultra Slim 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
Sound Card
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N-2230 (300Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
USB Options
2 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Battery
UltraNote Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48.84WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 65W AC Adaptor
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Carry Case
Belkin Black/Red 14.1" Neoprene Notebook Sleeve (£14)
Keyboard Language
INTEGRATED UK KEYBOARD
Notebook Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £470.00 including VAT and delivery.

I'm debating whether or not to up the CPU to an i3. I'm not clued up on Laptop CPU's, unlike Desktop ones so im not sure how good the one i've selected is at the moment. (don't want it bottlenecking the SSD!)

Please let me know what'cha think :)
 
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Corfate

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I want to keep it as low as possible really. It's not got to be super quick, as it's only for light use.

I was debating whether or not to up it to the i3 and then drop to a Black HDD. The only thing that has to be super quick is my desktop at home ;)!

I miss your old name Rubo :(
 

keynes

Multiverse Poster
Incognito for work reasons :)
Get the i3, I am sure it is not for microsoft office but streaming videos at work.
 

Corfate

Author Level
So,you think something like this?

Chassis & Display
UltraNote: 14" Glossy HD LED Backlit Widescreen (1366x768)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i3 Dual Core Mobile Processor i3-3110M (2.40GHz) 3MB
Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Video Memory Technology up to 1.7GB
Memory - Hard Disk
128GB KINGSTON V200 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (300MB/R, 190MB/W) (Special Offer)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
Ultra Slim 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
Sound Card
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N-2230 (300Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
USB Options
2 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Battery
UltraNote Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48.84WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 65W AC Adaptor
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Carry Case
Belkin Black/Red 14.1" Neoprene Notebook Sleeve (£14)
Keyboard Language
INTEGRATED UK KEYBOARD
Notebook Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £512.00 including VAT and delivery.

Only having 128GB of space on the SSD, more likely about 90GB after windows installs all it's crap will be fine. All my work stuff is on the External HDD at work.
 

vanthus

Member Resting in Peace
Your second spec looks better,but if speed isn't an issue,personally I wouldn't bother with the SSD and drop to the black for the sake of having more space,but you say you wont need it.
 

Corfate

Author Level
Your second spec looks better,but if speed isn't an issue,personally I wouldn't bother with the SSD and drop to the black for the sake of having more space,but you say you wont need it.

Yeah, i don't really need the room. Like i said, all the work stuff is on an external HDD. Also, if i manage to fill up the SSD, i could always take it out, put it in my Desktop as thats starting to run low on room (only 60GB SSD, 15GB left) and then buy a bigger SSD later on. It's an option.


Thinking i'll go for spec #2 :D
 

Corfate

Author Level
Just ordered this: Chassis & Display
UltraNote: 14" Glossy HD LED Backlit Widescreen (1366x768)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i3 Dual Core Mobile Processor i3-3110M (2.40GHz) 3MB
Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Video Memory Technology up to 1.7GB
Memory - Hard Disk
128GB KINGSTON V200 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (300MB/R, 190MB/W) (Special Offer)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
Ultra Slim 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
Sound Card
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N-2230 (300Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
USB Options
2 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Battery
UltraNote Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (62.16WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 65W AC Adaptor
Operating System
NO OS
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Carry Case
Belkin Black/Red 14.1" Neoprene Notebook Sleeve (£14)
Keyboard Language
INTEGRATED UK KEYBOARD
Notebook Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £418.00 including VAT and delivery.

I'll either update this thread with pics when she finally comes, or make a new one in the Show off your PC section. Thanks to Mr Wonderful, AKA Ruben, AKA keynes for his final input ;) + rep to everybody!
 

Music Guy123

Prolific Poster
Yup, that's defo a much better spec in the end there! As a thought, what if you bought a bigger SSD for your home pc then put the 60GB one into your ultrabook? Also, if you want speed and to save costs....linux?
 

Corfate

Author Level
Yup, that's defo a much better spec in the end there! As a thought, what if you bought a bigger SSD for your home pc then put the 60GB one into your ultrabook? Also, if you want speed and to save costs....linux?

It's a thought, but i cba to mess around inside my desktop. It takes too long to open it all up, and it's heavy as anything haha!
 
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