HP Introduces "Sleekbooks:" Ultrabooks That Aren't Ultrabooks

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richeemxx

I always laugh when I see people making these arguments if you are talking about heavy high end usage for someone that needs the raw power then yeah it makes sense, but for the avg user you aren't going to notice much difference one way or the other. Even in the benchmarks in some cases you are talking seconds or fractions of a second differences. In heavier usage the difference might be greater but again not something that is night and day. I'd much rather trade off a second here and there for the $100 and larger screen any day!

BTW love the sleek look of these. Nice to prices on some of the ultrabooks already dropping.

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Strhopper

I'd rather have a AMD APU in a "sleekbook" intel is great but any light gaming would be better on the APU.

And personally I am going to do light browsing on the laptop, no actual work. So there is no need for intel faster cpu.

I will absolutely need a SSD and long battery life

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dgrmouse

Until I've seen size, weight, battery-life, storage details and other specs., I'm assuming that the AMD machines are inferior in more ways than just the processor.

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BakedPie

I too have been waiting for an Ivy Bridge ultrabook but without the huge price tag associated with it. I like everything about the hp envy's and with the price drop and a 15.6 inch, it's a steal for me. My laptop is for homework and internet use, so an amd processor isn't a bust for me. I'm glad they finally made the jump.

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Mortal_M

And who didn't see this coming?

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tony2tonez

so should i go with intel for the speed and process power or AMD for its better graphics capability. I dont really like gaming on laptops.

i have been holding out for a Ivy Bridge Ultrabook

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big_montana

It is a popular misconception that AMD processors are low speed and poor performing. AMD's current crop are designed for multi-threaded applications versus Intel's single threaded. More and more applications being release and upgrade take advantage of this, in fact Adobe CS and Photoshop run better on AMD's processors than Intel because of the multi-threaded capabilities.

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tony2tonez

I dont have Adobe CS. I probably should because I will be doing some pic and video editing. It would interesting to try AMD as I always have been a intel guy.

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dgrmouse

Hogwash. I've just double-checked the benchmarks on Anandtech, and Photoshop clearly favors Intel iron.

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vrmlbasic

Intel _iron_ ??

Wouldn't "Silicon" be a better word choice here?

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big_montana

Then that is the only sites benchmarks that favors Intel's Ive over AMD's Bulldozer/Piledriver. That is the problem with artificial benchmarks, they are just that artificial. Try other sites like Ars for one, or instead of being lazy and stopping with one review, do what I did, GOOGLE IT!!!!

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Ryuka21

i totally agree, i think amd is just ahead of it's time with the bulldozer chip, Multi - thread applications are on the rise and are going to become more prominent. That being said i am running an i5-650 @ 3.2, and i am very happy with the performance that i am getting, the reason why i got it, one of the fastest dual cores around w/ Hyper threading ( the kind that actually works unlike the p4 )and in a world dominated by single threaded applications it's a pretty good beast. before this i was running an amd 4200+ and before that a 3500+, and they were amazing for the time, and i would love for amd to comeback with piledriver and crush intel like they did the last time they got complacent

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yu119995

Source link please.

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big_montana

If you want the info then Google/Bing/search engine of choice it. Research it as I did.

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whelderwheels613

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