ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 13.3-inch Ultra-Slim Laptop (Core i5 Processor, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) With Harman Kardon Quad Speakers, Backlit keyboard

Budget Laptop with Good Color Accuracy and Thunderbolt 3 Support

Posted on: August 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

Out of the two I would get this one.

US - Comp Sci student, need help deciding between two similar laptops

Posted on: August 3, 2017 by Orangematz

If you’ve got a PC at home to do heavy tasks and gaming, I’d stick with something such as this.

I would avoid both of those options because they seem to have TN panels. (See sidebar for more info)

Laptop for college this coming June.

Posted on: August 3, 2017 by Orangematz

It is technically still 4K, but if you read, the picture is less sharp and some panels have color issues.

I would instead opt for something with a 1080p display such as this.

Budget laptop for playing Civ 6 ($800 USA)

Posted on: August 1, 2017 by elvinelmo

Since you want it at 13″ I would recommend the **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 **

* Display: 13.3-inch Ultra-Slim Laptop 1920 x 1080
* Processor: Intel Core i5-7200u
* RAM: 8GB DDR3
* Storage: 256GB SSD
* Weight: 2.65 lbs
* Battery Life: 11 hrs +

While it is not a gaming it laptop it can manage Civilization 6 and give you 60 fbs at above low settings. Its also good enough to run the game and run skype in the background so no worries there

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**for more options check out this list**

13-14 Inch Laptop, 60+ FPS Cs:go, 700-900 Budget

Posted on: August 1, 2017 by TheSirCheddar

https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-displayed-Ultra-Slim-Fingerprint/dp/B01M18UZF5/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1501567535&sr=1-3&keywords=asus+zenbook

looking at this link, it definitely says below that it is a 520. which information is correct for this laptop?

College Laptop need help choosing between two laptops

Posted on: July 31, 2017 by elvinelmo

I would suggest you stick with the **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 **

* Display: 13.3-inch Ultra-Slim Laptop 1920 x 1080
* Processor: Intel Core i5-7200u
* RAM: 8GB DDR3
* Storage: 256GB SSD
* Weight: 2.65 lbs
* Battery Life: 11 hrs +

The aluminum body and weight makes this laptop ultra portable which makes it ideal for students. This system is not meant for running intensive programs or playing AAA games, it is meant to have a good build quality that can last 4+ years to see you through college

**Detailed Review**

US - need a very light laptop for college, able to play some light games - about $1000 max, preferably around 700-800

Posted on: July 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I can’t think of a laptop that’s under 3 pounds and will run those games nice but I think your best option would be the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with everything you need i5-7200U , 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range and it’s 2.6 lbs.

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Posted on: July 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

Then i would recommend either the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with everything you need , 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range (great for watching Netflix) and it’s 1.35 cm.

Upcoming College Student, USA, <$600

Posted on: June 21, 2017 by Michiganders

I’ve never used the HP Envy, but I have used the very similar Asus Zenbook.

I would not expect the keyboard or trackpad to be any worse than your Acer E 15 though. Reviews are generally positive about the trackpad and keyboard, although there certainly are some complaints. I would expect some complaints with most laptops below $1000 though.

Portable Laptop for High School?

Posted on: June 21, 2017 by Orangematz

How about this?

Looking for college laptop (NOT for gaming)

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Haeges

The cheapest Dell configuration starts at 1100$. It’s way over your budget. However I could suggest the Acer Zenbook UX330UA?

* 13.3″ FHD IPS Screen
* 7th generation Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.1 GHz)
* 8GB RAM
* 256GB SSD
* 11hrs battery life

It has a very good build quality and decent specs. This laptop is very thin and portable with a long lasting 11hrs of battery life.

Rated best overall student laptop by LaptopMag.

Looking for a laptop or a pad for work

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Haeges

How about the Acer Zenbook UX330UA?

* 13.3″ FHD IPS Screen
* 7th generation Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.1 GHz)
* 8GB RAM
* 256GB SSD
* 11hrs battery life

It has a very good build quality and decent specs. This laptop is very thin and portable with a long lasting 11hrs of battery life.

Need a quality long lasting laptop for under 700

Posted on: June 18, 2017 by Haeges

I think your best choice would be getting the Asus Zenbook UX330UA (700$)

* 13.3-Inch wide-view Full-HD Display with Windows 10 Pre-installed
* Latest 7th generation Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.1 GHz)
* Fast 256GB SSD with 8GB DDR3 RAM
* Extensive connectivity with HDMI/D-SUB/USB Type C, 802.11a/c WiFi, and SD Card Reader
* Sleek and light weight 2.6 lbs aluminum body for comfortable portability
* Built-in fingerprint reader with one-touch login via Windows Hello feature
* Around 10hrs battery life

This very thin and light laptops packs a very nice battery capacity and 8GB of RAM which will ensure your laptop runs smoothly during heavy multitasking.

Laptops like Xiaomi Air 13?

Posted on: June 17, 2017 by Haeges

How about the Acer Zenbook UX330UA?

* 13.3″ FHD IPS Screen
* 7th generation Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.1 GHz)
* 8GB RAM
* 256GB SSD
* 10hrs battery life

It has a very good build quality and decent specs. This laptop is very thin and portable with a long lasting 10hrs of battery life. I think it would be a good alternative to the Xiaomi Air 13.

ASUS Zenbook vs. Refurbished MacBook Pro

Posted on: June 17, 2017 by LonerIM2

this one gets my vote just because I like value for money 🙂

Laptop for chemistry grad school/general use, USA, $800

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Michiganders

My suggestion would have to be the Asus Zenbook UX330 for $700. It’s a 13.3″ ultrabook with a sleek, high quality aluminum build, and a 12 hour battery life. Internally it has a Kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It’s also only 2.6 lbs which your back will appreciate.

For more suggestions or a better idea of what to look for, maybe look through my comprehensive list here.

Laptop for Homework (Microsoft Office) and Browsing the Internet (YouTube, Reddit, etc)

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Vesper_CSGO

Have you considered the [Asus Zenbook UX330UA?] (https://www.amazon.ca/Asus-UX330UA-AH54-i5-7200U-Windows-13-3-Inch/dp/B01M18UZF5)

College Laptop, 850

Posted on: June 15, 2017 by Michiganders

I would suggest looking into the ASUS UX330 for $700 as it fits your needs quite well. It has a kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It should work fine for light gaming and anything that isn’t too graphic intensive. It weighs in at just 2.6 lbs so it’s incredibly easy to carry, has a 1080p IPS display, and a long 11 hr advertised battery life. For a slightly longer 14 hour battery at the cost of a slightly higher weight at 2.9 lbs, look into the HP envy 13 for $680.

For more suggestions to get a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can look at my comprehensive list of recommendations here.

Best college Laptop For Me

Posted on: June 12, 2017 by rhinorun1

I mean, I’m in the exact same boat as you, I’ve been peeking around and i found a promising Asus:
https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-Fingerprint/dp/B01M18UZF5

As far as what you’re looking for
*While this isn’t an explicit gaming laptop, I’m sure it run some low level games while still being a functional computer for other uses (Papers, videos, general use, etc.) As for vidya games I wouldn’t rely on it, it can easily play games like Civ, EUIV, etc.

*It’s also a pretty lightweight, sturdy laptop. Weighing in at 2.6 pounds, with aluminum hardware so it’s reliably sturdy (but I still wouldn’t expect this thing to take on a baseball bat and win.

Note: I haven’t purchased a laptop yet myself, so I’m also looking for some other suggestions, but this Asus is my current favorite.

700$ Laptop For College

Posted on: June 10, 2017 by sniper344

Sleek and light weight 2.6 lbs aluminum body for comfortable portability laptop. I am talking about the **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54** 13.3-inch 1080p display Ultra-Slim Laptop, comes with the latest 7th generation Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor Core i5 Processor. 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD for storage,Intel HD Graphics 520 Integrated and Windows 10. Also there is a finger print reader involved. This machine can manage Counter-Strike Global Offensive as well just giving you another option.

Looking for 700-900 dollar laptop for gaming and travel

Posted on: May 31, 2017 by LonerIM2

Since you are looking for light weight with long battery and your games is not that heavy I would consider getting a college laptop with iGPU HD 620, that should handle your games well but on lower settings, if you are ok with that I would recommend this Asus Zenbook because it comes with everything you need , 7th gen i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, HD 620 iGPU for your light gaming, and it is within your budget.

If you don’t like that one then I would recommend that you check out my reddit post about best laptops to buy for college and gaming as there will be few similar options there 🙂

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college and general usage).

Posted on: May 29, 2017 by LonerIM2

both are great in both areas, but I would say this one is better since it is 0.7 lb less which is about 22 percent lighter.

I could use some help selecting an Ultrabook in the US for at most $1500.

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

Well another good option would be this asus, but most of the laptops in the college section of my list would be good options as well.

Computer Science Student looking for laptop for college, ≤$1000

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by Orangematz

If you’d like an ultrabook and don’t mind lowering some settings in games, you can go with this.

Otherwise, the Acer Aspire VX 15 is probably your best choice.

Need help finding a good laptop cooling pad!

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by starchaserro

Hi,
Unfortunately this is not the first sad story of Acer laptops. I had to deal with the poor cooling in the past as well, it’s part of the reason I tend not to recommend them. The problem may also be fixable my re-applying the thermal paste on the CPU, but I am not sure you want to do that.

The only alternatives I could find are still Acer. However, prices for ultrabooks have been going down in the past month, so maybe my budget needs to be set higher. I would suggest you go with an Asus laptop.

15" General use laptop in US under $700

Posted on: May 24, 2017 by edit1754

I might opt for the HP for its better display quality. Better GPU too but you may not need that for light gaming. I’d price-check getting the SSD on the config page with adding one yourself.

If not the HP, maybe a Lenovo E570?

– Discount link: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/perksoffer/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-e-series/ThinkPad-E570/p/22TP2TEE570?passcode=NJ*PERKSEPP (EDIT: fixed)
– Pick the 1920×1080 IPS display on the config page. 1366×768 TN is poorer than the one in the Acer even. Rule of thumb is don’t buy a Thinkpad with the stock screen choice unless it’s already 1920×1080 IPS.
– CPU: Pick the top-end one not because of the CPU itself, but because it’s the way and the only way to get the NVIDIA 950M. It auto-includes it. If your gaming won’t take advantage of the 950M, you can drop down to the i5-7200U, because the actual CPU performance difference is very small. (EDIT: Seems to list 940MX but the actual GPU spec changes to list 950M. I think the “940MX” text string got mistakenly duplicated from the 14″ E470 model, which does use a 940MX).
– Note: 2GB GDDR5 vs 4GB GDDR5 on a 950M probably a lot less noticeable than the difference between the Acer’s low quality TN display, and this IPS display.
– RAM: Cheaper to upgrade yourself if you’re willing. Get an extra 4GB module to make it 8GB (or an extra 8GB module to make it 12GB).
– Select “None” for the hard drive to auto-select the dedicated 256GB M.2 SSD.

EDIT: Also realized you mentioned the lighter the better. This recommendation was more of what I think is a better alternative to the Acer mentioned. You could choose the E470, or if your gaming doesn’t even require a dedicated GPU you could get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-Fingerprint/dp/B01M18UZF5

Looking for some alternative suggestions to this 13" ASUS laptop

Posted on: May 24, 2017 by 12k4567

Instead of this get this one https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-Fingerprint/dp/B01M18UZF5
i5-7200U
13.3 inch Full HD display
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
Windows 10 OS
Fingerprint Reader
Metal Body…..
Second one is Acer Swift 3 https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-7200U-Windows-SF314-51-57CP/dp/B01MT5YW65
with same configuration as above

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Posted on: May 23, 2017 by LonerIM2

This one? about 8-10 hours of light to moderate usage, but it can get lower under heavy load like gaming or video editing.

[US] 1080p $600-800 laptop for Computer Science major

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by Exodia101

If you want something smaller, the Asus UX330 is probably the best deal.

[US] looking for inexpensive (<$500?) laptop for multi tasking, potentially with resource hungry programs

Posted on: May 21, 2017 by 12k4567

Get this one https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-Fingerprint/dp/B01M18UZF5 Metal body Fingerprint Reader Backlit Keyboard 13.3 inch FHD display i5-7200U 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 10 OS
that’s the best laptop under $700 with good build quality and battery backup

(700$) Looking for a laptop for computer science

Posted on: May 21, 2017 by 12k4567

Get this one https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-Fingerprint/dp/B01M18UZF5 Metal body
Fingerprint Reader
Backlit Keyboard
13.3 inch FHD display
i5-7200U
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
Windows 10 OS

Asus UX330UA-AH54 or HP Envy 13-ab016nr

Posted on: April 27, 2017 by LonerIM2

I assume you are refferin to this model if yes then that is the one I would go with.

2017 Best Laptop Recommendations Guide - For General Use, College, Gaming, and Portability

Posted on: April 10, 2017 by Sanchay5

Hi bro,

Why not the ASUS ZENBOOK UX330UA instead of the HP ENVY? It costs just $20 extra

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M18UZF5

Need good laptop for school that is fast and reliable.

Posted on: April 4, 2017 by sniper344

Go with the **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54**, it comes with an Latest 7th generation Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD storage which gives a faster booting startup and programs, it weighs 2.6lbs and will get up to 9 hours of battery life.

Lightweight, maybe thin. Light programming for ~$800 in the US

Posted on: April 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

I think that the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 might be a good option for you it comes with 13.3-Inch wide-view Full-HD,Latest 7th generation Intel i5-7200U,256GB SSD with 8GB DDR3 RAM,Sleek and light weight 4.0 lbs aluminum body and it’s under you budget

$700 - $800 Laptop For Work And Light Gaming With A Screen Size Of 12" - 14" (USA)

Posted on: April 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Zenbook because it comes with everything you need , 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, it is within your budget

Frustrations of finding the right laptop (13-16 inches, $1,000, US)

Posted on: April 4, 2017 by SaneBRZ

> for example, I can’t tell the difference between the UX330 and UX303

The UX330 is thinner and lighter than the UX303. It has also less ports and smaller version of video output ports, e.g. a micro HDMI instead of a full size HDMI port.

> When I look at other places to purchase a certain model, such as amazon, I can’t customize it or tell if it’s this year’s model

Current model -> 7th gen Intel Core CPU, such as i5-**7**200U or i7-**7**500U.

Last years model -> 6th gen Intel Core CPU, such as i5-**6**200U or i7-**6**500U.

> I’ve also heard that they come with a lot of bloatware, which is something I don’t want at all. I want a very clean and high performing machine.

You won’t get that with Asus, unless you find a Microsoft Signature edition in the Microsoft Store. And Microsoft only offers ZenBooks with with Core M CPUs, which aren’t that great.

> I’ve heard getting one with an SSD rather than an HHD will help with that. Is that true?

Yeah, but the ZenBooks you listed all have an SSD.

> Based on this, would any of you have any good recommendations?

If you want a ZenBook, then I would suggest to get the UX330. The more expensive UX390 model has mediocre battery life.

https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-Speakers/dp/B01M18UZF5/

If you want an alternative to ZenBooks, then I would suggest to take a look at the HP Spectre x360 13. Best Buy has them currently on sale:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-spectre-x360-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-silver/5617200.p

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-spectre-x360-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-solid-state-drive-silver/5617202.p

Or the Lenovo Yoga 910 14:

http://shop.lenovo.com/usstudents/us/en/laptops/yoga/900-series/yoga-910/?menu-id=yoga_910

As for your desire to have a clean version of Windows on your laptop. Download the Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft homepage:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

Make a bootable drive out of it on a USB drive. Download all necessary drivers on a second USB drive. Reinstall Windows 10, install the drivers, enjoy your clean Windows installation.

(US) Girlfriend wants laptop for under $800. Backlit keyboard. Under 16 inch screen. Wont listen to any of my suggestions. Might listen to strangers on the internet!

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by SaneBRZ

> I tried to tell her that most laptops with backlit keyboards are either gaming laptops in which she wont utilize its full potential, or macs which she does not like.

Well, this is not true. There are a ton of laptops with a backlit keyboard which are not meant for gaming at all.

As for suggestions:

* Asus ZenBook UX330UA-AH54: 13.3 inch, 1080p IPS panel, Intel i5, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, backlit keyboard
* HP ENVY 13-ab016nr same specs as the Asus, also with backlit keyboard

Laptop for a Computer Science major, budget is $1500 USD

Posted on: March 27, 2017 by comadrealpha

I’m just gonna throw this out there: Touchscreens are a must, even in traditional laptops, gimme touch, it’s SO good. As someone who lives with both a surface and a laptop, I constantly take my fingers to the screen on the laptop.

My choices for you:

The 2015 Surface Book is still a good option for what you want, plus it’s a flagship that if you take good care of her you can get good resale value in a year if you want to upgrade.

The SP 4 with good specs will take you to another level of portability, and it’s amazing for designers (as I presume you are, like me), it will run CSGO but it’s not meant for that, no problem:

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface-Book/productID.5072642200

The surface book will offer more power and a lot more of battery, it’s heavier, (1,5 kgs maximum).
https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface-Book/productID.5072642200

You can also get the official refurbished one in each case, much cheaper still as good. Certified by microsoft. e.g.:

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Certified-Refurbished-Surface-Book/productID.4236430600

For traditional laptop I could save you a lot of money and recommend you an “old” zenbook:

https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-fingerprint/dp/B01M18UZF5/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics

You have an amazing selection of ports given how thin it is, it even has one type-C, so you won’t be outdated any time soon. It’s a lot of bang for the buck, and youll be able to play CS GO

As a matter of fact there’s a lot of zenbooks to pic from. I think that one is the best deal but you can check more for yoruself. I always recommend ’em
for example if you wanna go up you have the UX305 and UX306, both more premium, but pricier
Or even the zenbook 3 (the rival to the macbook and macbook pro simultaneously, crazy ULTRA thin machine), I prefer it’s brother:
https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-UX430UA/
Because of the better port selection.

Both amazing non-touch premium laptops.

Hope I helped.

Need advice on laptop suggestions

Posted on: March 22, 2017 by Jbow39

> I have really been looking into the ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-AH54 that you suggested and I really like what the product has to offer.. I agree with you that the specs and build it has fit all of my needs and maybe then some… I have looked at Redflag, amazon and Newegg and these seem to be the best deals available (not the exact same product but very close):
> ASUS Laptop Zenbook Intel Core i5 6200U (2.30 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 520 13.3″ FHD 1920 x 1080 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit (https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834234243)
> ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54
> (https://www.amazon.ca/Asus-UX330UA-AH54-i5-7200U-Windows-13-3-Inch/dp/B01M18UZF5)
> I really enjoy what both offers include, although I do not know if I have it in my budget to pay around $1000 CAD (about $1200 taxes included) for a new system at this time. I wanted to know whether you think it will be a large gap in performance and whether the system will still be able to handle the needs i mentioned previously, if I were to lower my price point and purchase something much cheaper around 600-700 $CAD or models along the lines of…
> Dell Inspiron 13.3″ FHD 2-in 1 Laptop (7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB, 1 TB HDD) (i5378-2885GRY)
> or
> Asus UX330CA-RHM1-CB 13.3″ FHD (1920*1080) Laptop, Core M3-7Y30, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Windows 10
> Really what I am trying to decide is whether it is worth it to bite the bullet and find some extra cash to pay for the better product or to lower my price point for something that will get me by for the time being… Thanks a lot for you help, it is much appreciated!

Need advice on laptop suggestions

Posted on: March 22, 2017 by Jbow39

I have really been looking into the ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-AH54 that you suggested and I really like what the product has to offer.. I agree with you that the specs and build it has fit all of my needs and maybe then some… I have looked at Redflag, amazon and Newegg and these seem to be the best deals available (not the exact same product but very close):

ASUS Laptop Zenbook Intel Core i5 6200U (2.30 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 520 13.3″ FHD 1920 x 1080 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit (https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834234243)

ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54
(https://www.amazon.ca/Asus-UX330UA-AH54-i5-7200U-Windows-13-3-Inch/dp/B01M18UZF5)

I really enjoy what both offers include, although I do not know if I have it in my budget to pay around $1000 CAD (about $1200 taxes included) for a new system at this time. I wanted to know whether you think it will be a large gap in performance and whether the system will still be able to handle the needs i mentioned previously, if I were to lower my price point and purchase something much cheaper around 600-700 $CAD or models along the lines of…

Dell Inspiron 13.3″ FHD 2-in 1 Laptop (7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB, 1 TB HDD) (i5378-2885GRY)

or

Asus UX330CA-RHM1-CB 13.3″ FHD (1920*1080) Laptop, Core M3-7Y30, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Windows 10

Really what I am trying to decide is whether it is worth it to bite the bullet and find some extra cash to pay for the better product or to lower my price point for something that will get me by for the time being… Thanks a lot for you help, it is much appreciated!

In search of 13" Core i5 thin and light for productivity, no gaming: USA $1000

Posted on: March 20, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Zenbook-UX330UA because it is the closest Wannabe MacBook I can think of, because it comes with everything you need , i5 dual core CPU like you wanted, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD 13.3 IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, and it is within your budget

Need advice on laptop suggestions

Posted on: March 16, 2017 by The---Technician

I would strongly recommend you go with it if you plan on doing video editing and graphic design which even at their simplest level, can be very demanding on processor and RAM as well as graphics.. A 13 or 14 inches in your budget range will limit you… This ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54would fit your request, but will not be the best for video editing etc.. Will do light video editing etc and an excellent job at email use, video watching/internet browsing etc.. It has a fantastic build quality, is very portable, nice design , good display and decent battery life.

13" "Reference" Game Development Laptop

Posted on: March 14, 2017 by Michiganders

Two options that are pretty solid and would work well for you would be either the Asus Zenbook UX330 for $700, or the HP Envy 13 for $700. They both are pretty much identical, but may have a few small differences (longer battery life on the HP, Asus weighs a bit less). But they both have a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and intel HD 620 graphics (decent amount better than HD 5000). They also have full 1080p IPS displays, have a very long battery life, and are lightweight.

If you want a bit more graphic performance, maybe look into the 14.0” Lenovo Ideapad 510s for ~$675. It comes with dedicated graphics (AMD R7) which will be a bit more powerful, and a kaby lake i7 processor.

If you want to go a bit more over budget and want more portability / better build quality, maybe look into the Dell XPS 13.

Looking for a Laptop for School, Work, and light gaming under $1,100 US

Posted on: March 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

Not a problem :), what about ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with very similar price range, specs and build quality, it has aluminum body like you want, USB type C, backlit keyboard, and it is within your budget.

Looking for a new laptop:~13inch, ~$750, US

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by The---Technician

Why dont you get this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 ? It would be perfect for you and a little more powerful than the Zenbook flip you are looking at. Like all Zenbooks, it is a decent performer, has a fantastic build quality and awesome display. It also has a decent battery life and very nice design.

Laptop suggestion <$1000 Mostly word and documents

Posted on: March 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

There is a lot of good options that fit your criteria , I would recommend you check out my reddit post about best laptops to buy for college and gaming

If you don’t want to skim through it I would recommend this Zenbook-UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, 620 iGPU that would be able to handle photoshop easily, very light and it is within your budget.

$700 Work Laptop

Posted on: March 8, 2017 by samtherat6

Ooh, this is good. Can you pitch this against this one? I’m heavily leaning towards the Swift, but I wanna know if I’m missing anything.

$700 Work Laptop

Posted on: March 7, 2017 by The---Technician

It seems to me you are looking for this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 that fits your criteria perfectly. It does have a decent i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, a nice 1080p IPS display, and a fast 256 GB SSD..It also has a very solid aluminum case and a firm keyboard. Overall. it has a great build quality and it does weigh under that 4 pounds.

Laptop for College (Budget: $500-1500)

Posted on: March 7, 2017 by The---Technician

So in that case, I would get something like this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 would be a very nice machine to take with you to class.. It definitely has sufficient performance power for that, is very sleek and light weighted, has an excellent build quality and nice battery life.

[USA] [$1000] Medical resident in need of work laptop

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

I was thinking about 2 laptops when I was reading your requirements, the Dell XPS 13 and the Zenbook-UX330UA because it meets most of your criteria, it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range and looks great, very good speakers, USB type C which is nice if you have a mobile phone with type C, backlit keyboard for the late night work.

Usa portable under 800 for school

Posted on: March 4, 2017 by Michiganders

I’m not sure what level of gaming you are looking for, but I think the ASUS Zenbook UX330 for $700 would likely fit your needs pretty well. It has pretty solid specs including a new kabylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and intel HD 620 graphics. The HD 620 graphics are pretty solid and will work fine for games like CS:GO and LoL on medium settings, or even Overwatch / WoW type games on light settings. It also is lightweight at 2.6 lbs, has a 1080p IPS display, a backlit keyboard, and an aluminum build.

For more suggestions you can look at my extensive list here to get an idea of what works for you.

13-14" compact lightweight laptop/ windows 10

Posted on: March 3, 2017 by The---Technician

I wish you had stated the budget, but let me go the lowest while meeting your requirements. This **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54** would be perfect if you are okay with a 13 inches screen..It does fit all your requirements..Slim, lightweighted, has Windows 10, has 8 GB RAM, 256 gb SSD, nice I5 processor, 1080p resolution and of course, it has a very solid aluminum case.

Ultralight laptop for a mix of work and entertainment

Posted on: March 3, 2017 by LonerIM2

I agree with Shopineer, this would be a great option, another very good option is this Acer Aspire S 13 because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, USB C, backlit keyboard, very good build quality, great battery life, and it is within your budget.

800$- USA, need 13-14"laptop work/school

Posted on: March 3, 2017 by KillingSenses

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M18UZF5/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488472890&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=asus+zenbook

That’s the one I was looking at

General use 15'' laptop with good build quality

Posted on: March 2, 2017 by The---Technician

This **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54** would be a very good pick.. It has a nice i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, fast 256 GB SSD, nice screen quality and of course, a wonderful build quality – thanks to it’s all aluminum case. In addition, this laptop also has a decent keyboard, is very sleek and light weighted.

|USA|don't care about screen size|no budget|collage laptop with moderate gaming ability.

Posted on: February 27, 2017 by LonerIM2

Then I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, USB type C, Backlit keyboard, high build quality, very good battery life, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, and it is within your budget.

Lightweight Practical Laptop

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by Exodia101

Asus UX330 is 2.6 lbs and $700

Best laptops to buy from Amazon.com, NewEgg.com, NewEgg.ca for gaming, college/ultrabook, general usage laptops.

Posted on: February 20, 2017 by OlegRu

My apologies for being confusing/not clarifying – my budget IS $600-800 (as long as I can finance), and I am looking to buy ASAP, the machine I described – basically, one that will play such games and older on good settings, and that has elements of that solid/postable 13.3″ ASUS from the link you recommended. (the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 13.3-inch )

US; $750; 12-14"...Switching from a Mac to PC to play Civ 6 with the hubby and slowly get reintroduced to Windows OS.

Posted on: February 18, 2017 by Alakazam

Something like this should be fine for what you’re looking for. Solid build quality, good keyboard, and will be able to play civ 6 on low settings with playable framerates

Best laptops to buy from Amazon.com, NewEgg.com, NewEgg.ca for gaming, college/ultrabook, general usage laptops.

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by LonerIM2

Sorry about the late reply, I didn’t see it before, First thanks for the compliment, second, You are right that sentence is awkwardly phrased but I think I understand what you mean thanks to the example you gave, Dragon Age II on high doesn’t need a lot of GPU power, so saving on the dedicated GPU for a nicer screen with better build is a great option, now assuming your budget is the same as your example I would recommend the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because the HD 620 will be enough for your game on high and it is also has great build quality, light weight, and very good screen and speakers.

Help choosing a Zenbook

Posted on: February 12, 2017 by The---Technician

That’s nothing too demanding and since you are not too picky on screen size, I think a 13 inches will be perfect to carry to school because of it’s portability. What is awesome , is that this **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54** which recently dropped a few bucks would be perfect for you. It has a nice display, decent i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and a fast 256 GB SSD..It also has a wonderful build quality with a full metal body and solid keyboard.. It’s battery life is also pretty decent..

[USA] Looking for decent all-around laptop, $500-$650.

Posted on: February 8, 2017 by ArtoftheMixtape

Was wondering your thoughts on the ASUS UX330UA-AH54 ? It’s a push above the budget but not uncomfortable and I’ve heard better things about ASUS build quality than I’ve heard about ACER.

$900 web design and programming student

Posted on: February 7, 2017 by bedake

The newest version of the UX330UA-AH54 has the same 7200U processor that is not reviewed in the article you linked. Do you think that its inclusion would affect your decision at all?

https://www.amazon.com/UX330UA-AH54-13-3-inch-Ultra-Slim-Processor-Speakers/dp/B01M18UZF5/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1486400623&sr=1-1&keywords=zenbook

Good laptop for a business major college student?

Posted on: January 29, 2017 by SaneBRZ

> My current laptop has an i7 processor with 6gigs of ram and I’d like similar performance ..

Get something with an Intel i5, 8 GB of RAM and preferable an SSD and you would be more than good.

> I wouldn’t want a super high powered laptop to go to waste because I’m just gonna use it to browse reddit

The XPS 13 and the Razer Blade Stealth aren’t super high powered laptops. They are just premium laptops, which have higher build quality, a great display, long battery life and features like Thunderbolt 3.

If you want to save a few bucks, then take a look at these:

* Dell Inspiron 13 i7378
* Asus ZenBook UX330UA-AH54
* Lenovo ThinkPad 13 – preferable the silver model with the 1080p display, customized with an Intel i5. You can buy it through the corporate perks offer program (passcode is NJ*PERKSEPP) to get the price even further down.
* Lenovo Yoga 710 14

Looking to replace my 2011 MacBook Pro with something that has around a 13in screen in the US for $800 or less.

Posted on: January 28, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Zenbook-UX330UA because it comes with with the newer Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U along with intel HD 620 that would run LoL high settings with high FPs, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs and it is within your budget

College general purpose laptop with some hefty gaming / video editing ability?

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

Since laptop plus desktop is an option then I would go with that route, especially since you can afford it, I would recommend this Zenbook-UX330UA for a college laptop since it comes with the new and powerful 7th generation dual core i5 along with the new 620 HD graphics to do some light gaming andlight video editing with, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, very light weight and much cheaper than the Stealth, which allows for a much better desktop set up, do you have experience building PCs ?

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college) repost, updated.

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

Yes, ThinkPad 13 is powerful enough for those games, if you are interested in better gaming performance (slightly better settings with slightly better frames) you can also consider the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA as it has a better CPU/iGPU while still being in the same range and slightly heavier.

Under $750, no gaming needed

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by The---Technician

In that budget, the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 would be perfect to replace that xps 13..It has a nice new i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and a fast 256 GB SSD… It has a decent battery life, nice display and a very similar build to the XPS 13 with a full aluminum case plus a nice sleek and slim design.

Someone give me a link to the zenbook I want

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Spectre vs XPS

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would say return it, if you are annoyed now then imagine what it will be like living with that for the next year or 5 ? also if you are concern with the price of the XPS I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Computer for school budget of $1,100 USA

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs so you can take it with on a daily basis without hurting your back, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

[USA] <$1000 to replace desktop/chromebook combo I use now

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

(US) 13-inch, Macbook Pro replacement

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Someone give me a link to the zenbook I want

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by yehakhrot

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LYYUWNM/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t1_B01M18UZF5

Someone give me a link to the zenbook I want

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by trainedtech88

this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 is definitely the laptop you are looking for, its dead on with your required specs. it has an intel Core i5 Processor, 13 inch, 8GB DDR4 ram, 256GB SSD, its non-touch and its withing your budget.

Laptop for grad school

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by The---Technician

This ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 would be a very nice selection. It is very light weighted, has a full aluminum case, a nice battery life an of course , it is a decent performer with a solid 7th generation i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and a fast 256 GB SSD.. I must also mention that it has a very nice 1920 x 1080 display and it’s sleek appealing aesthetics PUT IT ABOVE OTHERS.

Looking for a laptop replacement

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by tsayp

this one

College Laptop

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

[US][$800][13"] to run legacy custom business programs (and older games)

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

College graduate laptop

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Haven't bought a laptop in 7 years! Need help! US resident

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by womtei

How would you rate the ASUS zenbook then compared to your choice? I think I still want quality because I feel that if i go into the 1.2k+ range, I might as well just get a gaming laptop/xps 13/hp spectre based on what I have read. How is the Acer Swift 3? I do know that it may be excessive, but I want the laptop to last for awhile especially since it won’t be under heavy load or pushing it to the limits with gaming.

Laptop for everyday life use

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are several good options for your budget, I would recommend either this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Or The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

College Laptop for Programming ($700-$900)

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are several good options for your budget, I would recommend either this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Or The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Haven't bought a laptop in 7 years! Need help! US resident

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by womtei

In comparing the HP Envy and the ASUS Zenbook, spec-wise they look very similar (7th gen intel processor) and the prices are almost the same with a difference of $50. Back when I did research on laptops, I read that HP wasn’t a great brand in terms of quality, but it seems like that has changed now. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the two laptops that would sway me one way or the other? Are there any other laptops that you would recommend?

Laptop for a Computer Engineering Student to Use for ~5 Years

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by LonerIM2

Then I would recommend the swift 3 or this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Light labtop for College Student

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are several good college laptops available, and from that list would be a great choice, but I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Durable, lightweight Linux laptop with a good display - for office work & programming

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by LonerIM2

I wouldn’t go with the first one because the newer version ASUS ZenBook UX330UA is a much better option, and I wouldn’t go with the second one because 3.8 lbs is a little heavy for a 2 in 1 (tablet mode would be unusable because it is heavy), I wouldn’t go with the 3rd one because there is better build quality and better specs for the same money (the first one I linked and The **Acer Swift 3**, the Thinkpad 13 is a good choice, but make sure to get the full HD version if you decide to buy it (even though it might pump the price up a little).

Affordable traveler than can edit some videos?

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by LonerIM2

How heavy the video editing work you are planning to do ? because as as Shopineer said quad core is recommended for heavy video editing work but that is almost non existing on light weight laptops (think 4.5 lbs plus), so if it is light work then I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Or The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for your usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Basic laptop < $1,000, US, 13-15 inch

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are several good options that come to mind, like this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Or The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or even the The **Acer Aspire S 13** again great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer(a more powerful option available with i7, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very great battery life at 8-11 hours with light to medium usage (one of the areas where it is better than other options so if you care most about battery this is the way to go), very light weight at 2.9 lbs (this is another area where this is strong plus, lighter than the other Acer by (.41 lb and .63 lbs) so if weight is an issue this is where to go), good build quality (not as good as the others on the list but still very good), USB 3.1 (Type C) port(another nice plus), 2 – USB 3.0 ports (1 with power-off charging) and slightly lower in price than the other two.

Law School Laptop

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are several good options that come to mind, like this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Or The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or even the The **Acer Aspire S 13** again great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer(a more powerful option available with i7, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very great battery life at 8-11 hours with light to medium usage (one of the areas where it is better than other options so if you care most about battery this is the way to go), very light weight at 2.9 lbs (this is another area where this is strong plus, lighter than the other Acer by (.41 lb and .63 lbs) so if weight is an issue this is where to go), good build quality (not as good as the others on the list but still very good), USB 3.1 (Type C) port(another nice plus), 2 – USB 3.0 ports (1 with power-off charging) and slightly lower in price than the other two.

Surface Pro 4, Dell XPS 13, or something else?

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

The stylus and touchscreen is a personal preference, I think of it as a gimmik, but you may have more usage for it than me, but I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Law School Laptop

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by The---Technician

Consider this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54. It is well below your budget, but will do the job for you very well and you will like it’s design and portability as well as durability very well. It has a nice i5 7th gen processor, decent 8 GB RAM and a fast 256 GB SSD..In addition, it has a great screen quality , nice keyboard and track pad. I should also mention its battery life that you will definitely fancy.

Need a good gaming computer any recommendations within budget. Thank you for the help.

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by prabhu794

Look out for the ACER Aspire E15. It’s being sold at Amazon for 700$.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01F1Z78GM/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t3_B01M18UZF5?th=1&psc=1

Looking for a 14" ultrabook under $800 USA [used/refurb?] for webdesign/programming & little gaming.

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

Since you are welling to consider smaller then I would suggest this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Or if not then there is The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

And
The **Acer Aspire R 14** because it has a 14% off deal right now and it already offered great value for money, it comes with the usual specs 14″ Full HD Touch, Intel dual Core i5 which is again powerful enough for most college usage, 8GB Memory which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, a little heavier at 4.2 lbs, good battery life at 5-7 hours with light to medium usage, above average build quality, has 2 in 1 feature, comes with USB type C, and great price tag.

An "ultrabook" that will last. For photoshop and illustrator.

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

Yes, not many, but what about this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

[USA] ~$500-$700 laptop for programming classes and light video editing

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by The---Technician

if you could step up a little over the $700…This ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 would be a nice metal bodied machine.

Business Class Build for College and Future Work (~900, USA)

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by The---Technician

This **ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 ** would be a very nice pick.. It has a great build quality (all aluminum case,), nice FHD matte display AND a great battery life. In terms of performance, it has a nice new 7th generation Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and a fast 256 GB SSD.. It will not run skyrim as well as the Thinkpad yoga with the dedicated graphics card , but it will do an ok job.

Business Class Build for College and Future Work (~900, USA)

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by massivewang

Are you tied to best buy? If not these are pretty great options and an excellent values:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M18UZF5/ref=sr_ob_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1483542378&sr=1-18

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZKY7RB/ref=AC_PCLT_ILM?pf_rd_p=2776750222&pf_rd_s=detail-ilm&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B01M18UZF5&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=GPGNP22Z821P4CN2BQBE

[USA] Computer science student w/ 1K budget stuck between XPS 13 and Surface Book; would love advice picking a side!

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

13.3' $1000 or less USD

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

This ASUS is a perfect fit because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops and should be enough for csgo, rocket league on low with 60 FPs, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is way under your budget.

Durable 13-15" Laptop for an American student (not paying for it myself)

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

Hello, There are several options available and you can buy a laptop for college from this list of good college laptops.

The on I would recommend is this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Laptop for college student under $750

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by The---Technician

Tell me some of the things you will be using this laptop for. Both are really two decent machines. The **zenbook ** has a better display and is faster, thanks to it’s newer processor and fast ssd. The Thinkpad has an outstanding build quality, great keyboard and battery life.

Small portable 13-14" laptop

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

Which one ? this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA or This ZenBook-UX305UA or a different one ?

anyone have the new razor blade stealth? worth it or no

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by LonerIM2

Hello, There are several options available and you can buy a laptop for college from this list of good college laptops.

The on I would recommend is this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

USA - Laptop for photo editing and programming under $1000

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

There is several options that meets your needs and budget like this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Or even The **Acer Aspire R 14** because it has a 14% off deal right now and it already offered great value for money, it comes with the usual specs 14″ Full HD Touch, Intel dual Core i5 which is again powerful enough for most college usage, 8GB Memory which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, a little heavier at 4.2 lbs, good battery life at 5-7 hours with light to medium usage, above average build quality, has 2 in 1 feature, comes with USB type C, and great price tag.

$750 13in laptop for journalist in US

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

US - Looking for School/Gaming Laptop ~$600

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

Since you can go over 600 I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming(like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on low settings with high FPS) and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs which is almost half the lenovo suggested by shopineer, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

[US] Around $1500

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is way under your budget.

Flexible budget, 15" reliable Windows 10 machine

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

Since you want signature edition and no dedicated GPU then I would recommend this Dell Inspiron 15 5000 because it comes with 15.6″ 1920×1080 Full HD Touchscreen which I wouldn’t recommend any less for this budget, Core i7-6500U should be powerful enough for 2D Auto cad, Intel HD Graphics 520 more than enough for your games and much better than your current Intel HD 3000, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD for storage and it is way under your budget and Microsoft Signature Edition like you wanted.

If you can get past Microsoft Signature Edition requirement and just do a fresh Windows install when you get the laptop let me know because your budget would then allow us for a much better laptop like this ASUS ZenBook UX330UA because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, the new Intel Core i5 2.5GHz 7200U which is one of the best in this price range and on ultrabooks, intel HD 620 which is great for light gaming and again one of the best iGPU currently available on laptops and better than the 520 on the dell, high build quality, very good battery life, very light at 2.6 lbs, USB Type C, and it is within your budget.

Need a laptop for school 13"-15", upgradable ram & hdd, linux support, 1080p, up to $700.

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by LonerIM2

Then there is plenty of options that fits your budget and usage, like the The **ZenBook-UX305UA** because it comes with 13.3-Inch Full-HD IPS which the perfect size and recommended screen size for a college laptop, Intel Core i5 6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage and kinda the standard on these kind of laptop, 8 GB RAM which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking(multiple chrome tabs, while watching videos/listening to music and such, 256 GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, great battery life expect 7-10 Hours Battery Life with light to medium usage,great build quality with all-aluminum body, very light at 2.9 lbs which is one of the lightest in this category, doesn’t come with a backlit keyboard or USB tybe C though which is a con if you have a use/need for them.

Or its newer version with better CPU, iGPU.

Or any of these good college laptops

US $1000 Budget. Good laptop for college. (13.3 in)

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the ASUS Zenbook UX330 for $680. It’s a lightweight 13.3” laptop with pretty decent specs. It has a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and HD 620 graphics. Intel HD 620 graphics will be able to run League of legends and other similar games very well. It weighs in at just 2.6 pounds, has a full 1080p IPS display, a long battery life, and a backlit keyboard.

If you’re interested in something even smaller, I would suggest looking into the ASUS Zenbook 3 for $950. It’s a 12.5” with small bezels that make it incredibly portable. It has powerful specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It weighs in at just 2.1 pounds, has a full 1080p IPS display, a backlit keyboard, and a long battery life (advertised up to 9 hours). It would also work very well for League.

Laptop for College Student

Posted on: December 18, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the ASUS Zenbook UX330 for $680. It’s a lightweight 13.3” laptop with pretty decent specs. It has a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and HD 620 graphics. It won’t be crazy powerful, but as long as you’re not running more intense 3D graphic programs, it should work just fine. It weighs in at just 2.6 pounds, has a full 1080p IPS display, a long battery life, and a backlit keyboard.

If you want a 14” with a bit more power, maybe look into the Lenovo Ideapad 510S for $800. It comes with a Kaby Lake i7 processor (still dual core), 8gb of ram, 256GB SSD, and AMD R7 dedicated graphics. The graphics will be much better on this and should work a bit better for graphic programs (still not amazing like a high level GTX). It weighs in at 3.7 pounds, has a 1080p IPS display, a backlit keyboard, and an okay battery life (advertised up to 6 hours).

If you want a quad core processor and a more powerful dedicated graphics, you’ll probably have to go with a 15.6” laptop.

looking for high quality solid metal 13 inch laptop

Posted on: December 14, 2016 by LonerIM2

I Agree with SaneBRZ and The Technician, this comes with everything, 13 inch, metal body, backlit keyboard (confirmed by one of Amazon’s reviews), under 700, no 2 in feature, the only thing is I am not sure how linux friendly it is.

looking for high quality solid metal 13 inch laptop

Posted on: December 13, 2016 by SaneBRZ

Take a look at the Asus Zenbook UX330UA-AH54. Aluminium chassis, new Kaby Lake CPU, enough RAM, SSD, fingerprint reader, USB-C. Everything you need for under $700.

Need an ultrabook, $600-700, i5, 8GB ram, 256 GB SSD, great battery life, no touch screen or 2-in-1

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by SaneBRZ

Take a look at the Asus Zenbook UX330UA-AH54. 1080p IPS panel, Intel i5, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. None of that other crazy stuff like a touchscreen, dedicated GPU or similar.

13-14" $1,000 Laptop US

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS Zenbook UX330UA because it is very light 2.9 lbs , 13.3-Inch Full-HD Display your preferred size and resolution, great battery life as you should get about 9 hours with medium usage, also come with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance, a powerful CPU (the new Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz dual core Processor), Intel HD 620 which is one of the best current iGPU (will still struggle to play Planet Coaster (it is not light at all) however, with the write modification to the settings you should be able to play it on low settings), and very good build quality with all aluminum body, and it fits well inside your budget.

USA, $1000 & under, at least 10.1"

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by LonerIM2

Not a problem, let me know if I can help with anything else.

Make sure you get this version because it the ones with the better CPU/iGPU and even better price with the current deal.

USA, $1000 & under, at least 10.1"

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you want to go extreme on the weight I would recommend this Samsung ATIV Book 9 Blade because it comes with 2.09 lbs and it has powerful enough specs for your usage, it comes with 12.2″ LED-backlit WQXGA display with 2560 x 1600 resolution which is great for youtube but that combined with the light weight thing makes the battery take a hit as it will give you 5 to 7 hours of battery life with light to medium usage, it also comes with 4GB of ram (I recommend you increase that to 8 GB once you get it so it would be able to run with no lag for your multitasking, and it comes with somewhat small storage with 128GB of SSD.

If you can handle some more weight though then I would recommend this ASUS Zenbook UX330UA because it comes with 2.9 lbs (.81 lb over the Samsung), 13.3-Inch Full-HD Display which is slightly bigger than the samsung with less resolution which means better battery life as you should get about 9 hours with medium usage, you also get better specs for almost the same price, double the ram for better multitasking, double the storage of SSD (256GB), a much more powerful CPU (the new Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz dual core Processor), and better build quality with all aluminum body, and it fits well inside your budget.

Need a laptop for school and work, portable but powerful

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want somethign really light and portable, I would suggest the Asus Zenbook UX330 for $680 (on sale from $760). It has a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It has intel HD 620 graphics which will work fine for games like Overwatch, CS:Go and runescape (overwatch will have to be played at pretty light settings though). It also has a full 1080p IPS display which will have good color reproduction, and a pretty long battery life.

If you want a bit more power with less portability, maybe look into the 15.6” Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $670. It has a more powerful quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 12GB of ram and a 256GB SSD. It also has a GTX 950M graphics card which will be able to play games you listed exceptionally well and even games a bit more demanding. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and weighs in at 5.1 pounds. It has a mediocre battery though.

Lightweight laptop with a great screen for photo editing for a max of $800

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want somethign really light and portable, I would suggest the Asus Zenbook UX330 for $680 (on sale from $760). It has a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It also has a full 1080p IPS display which will have good color reproduction, and a pretty long battery life.

If you want something a bit bigger, I would suggest the HP 15 for $585. It is a bit more powerful with a skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a decent battery life (advertised up to 6.5 hours). It is on the lighter side for 15.6” laptops as well at 4.75 pounds.

Budget gaming laptop. USA under $800

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend The **ASUS Zenbook UX330UA** because it comes with 13.3-Inch Full-HD IPS which the perfect size and recommended screen size for a college laptop, Intel Core i5 7200U which is powerful enough for most college usage and kinda the standard on these kind of laptop, 8 GB RAM which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking(multiple chrome tabs, while watching videos/listening to music and such, 256 GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, great battery life expect 7-10 Hours Battery Life with light to medium usage,great build quality with all-aluminum body, Intel HD Graphics 620 which is strong enough to run EVE online on medium to high settings with smooth FPS, light at 4 lbs which is enough to carry on a daily basis with no issues,USB tybe C, doesn’t come with a backlit keyboard though which is a con if you have a use/need for it.

Asus zenbook

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

I think you are refereeing to this if yes then it is a very good option , it is the newer model of this which I recommend often, the main advantage of the newer model is the faster CPU/iGPU but it also weight 1 lb more.

Looking for an everyday-use laptop for around $700 in the US

Posted on: December 3, 2016 by Michiganders

I think your best option on the market is the ASUS Zenbook UX330 for $680 (now on sale, previously $760). It has some pretty great specs in a very small form factor, with a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has intel HD 620 graphics which will work just fine for CS:Go and other similar games. It weighs in at just 2.6 pounds, has a full 1080p IPS display, and a battery advertised at up to 10 hours.

You could also look into the Acer Swift 3 for $650 if you want a 14”. It has very similar specs but with a skylake i5 instead of a kaby lake i5. Other than that is’ just about equal.

SSH laptop, cheap but light.

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by Michiganders

I think your best option on the market is the ASUS Zenbook UX330 for $680 (now on sale, previously $760). It has some pretty great specs in a very small form factor, with a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has intel HD 620 graphics which will work just fine for CS:Go and other similar games. It weighs in at just 2.6 pounds, has a full 1080p IPS display, and a battery advertised at up to 10 hours.

[US] 13-14 incher, up to $800

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by Michiganders

I think your best option on the market is the ASUS Zenbook UX330 for $680 (now on sale, previously $760). It has some pretty great specs in a very small form factor, with a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has intel HD 620 graphics which will work just fine for CS:Go and other similar games. It weighs in at just 2.6 pounds, has a full 1080p IPS display, and a battery advertised at up to 12 hours.

Need Your Help Choosing Laptop - this is harder than buying a car!!

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by SaneBRZ

> … not sure about advantages of a 2 in 1 form.

You can use it as tablet and watch movies or browse the web. Or in tent mode in the kitchen while cooking (that way you won’t make the keyboard dirty or spill something on it).

> Also wondering what advantages an HDMI port would provide if I were to have one?

You could hook it up easily to a TV or an external monitor.

> … and plenty of hard drive storage.

How much is plenty? 256 GB enough? 512 GB? More or less?

> Lenovo Ideapad 510s 14.0″ Laptop, Silver (Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB, **1TB HDD**,

Don’t like the slow HDD. I would recommend to find something with an SSD. This also depends on how much storage you need. Laptops with a 1 TB SSD will be surely above your budget.

> ASUS ZenBook UX310UA-WB71

Nope. It has a horrendous display for a laptop in this price category. The Asus ZenBook UX330UA would be a better and cheaper choice.

College Student: need help buying new laptop, plz halp

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by LonerIM2

Your usage is very light for your budget, so I would recommend this ASUS Zenbook UX330UA because it comes with 13.3-Inch Full-HD Display which is a standard at this budget, 256GB SSD for faster booting and and overall performance with 8GB DDR3 RAM for smooth multi tasking, Intel i5-7200U which has more than enough power for your usage, how heavy is your usage on final cut pro though ? because if you are doing heavy video editing this might not be the laptop for you.

Budget laptop for college student in computer science?

Posted on: November 30, 2016 by Michiganders

I would suggest looking into the ASUS Zenbook UX330 for $760. It’s an incredibly light weight yet solid laptop with specs that will be just fine for college. It has a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb SSD. It weighs in at just 2.6 pounds and has a full 1080p IPS display. It also an incredibly long battery life, advertised at 14 hours.

Here is a detailed review: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-Zenbook-UX330UA-Notebook-Review.182710.0.html

[Recommendation] 13" Laptop for ~$1500 or less in the US.

Posted on: November 30, 2016 by Michiganders

I would definitely not suggest buying a Macbook Pro if you were going to run windows on it. Mac’s have very poor windows drivers that will make it painful to use.

My best suggestion would be the Dell XPS 13 9360. You can get a model with a kaby lake i7 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd for $1150. It has one of the best build qualities among windows laptops, an excellent display (even if you just get the fhd display it’s still excellent), and one of the best touchpads windows laptops have to offer. The non-touchscreen model also comes in at 2.6 pounds, and it has incredibly thin bezels to make it very portable. It’s graphics are intel 620 which should work for most all steam games (but will struggle with anything more graphically demanding than DOTA 2). They sometimes have 10% off coupons as well (they did over black friday weekend but it just ended).

If you want an even cheaper option, you can look into the Asus Zenbook with identical specs for $760. It still maintains an all aluminum build, and weighs in at just 2.6 pounds.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2016 - Laptop Deals - US Only

Posted on: November 22, 2016 by NeedFilmAdvice

Wouldn’t the Zenbook UX330 be better for $20 more than the UX305? And how does the Acer Swift 3 compare to the Acer Spin 5? Besides the Spin 5 having touch, the specs look the same, but the Swift 3 looks nicer to me (and I don’t have a need for touch). And how does the Acer Aspire S 13 hold up to the Swift 3? Again, specs are the same (if comparing the non-touch version).

I guess I’m trying to see if you think any of those choices gives better value than the Swift 3 @ $525.