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Recent havoc in the laptop industry means outstanding summer deals for consumers. How outstanding? Try Black Friday-like prices. Analysts are blaming Windows 8 for the lull in laptop sales, which will likely give tablet sales enough of an upper hand to surpass notebook shipments later this year.

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I'm about ready for a new laptop too. Good time to get one, it seems. :)

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I'm about ready for a new laptop too. Good time to get one, it seems. :)

 

I use my Vaio for 4 years now. Good time to get a new one :)

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I can't make an educated comment about most points of the article, but point #3 of the article isn't valid for laptops.

 

It's true that Intel just released a new CPU family (Haswell), however while "performance increase isn't dramatic" which indeed means an Ivy Bridge-based system "offers more than enough horsepower", and this would make this point valid for desktop systems. However, battery life was significantly improved with the new CPU family, typically providing at least 20% more battery life compared with older systems.

 

If buying a laptop for mobility purposes, I believe the reason above alone is good enough to buy a laptop based on the latest CPU family.

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I use my Vaio for 4 years now. Good time to get a new one :)

 

I've been thinking about getting a Linux laptop this go around. Maybe something from System 76? Not sure just yet.

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Just bought a new 17" for about $370.CDN

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I've been thinking about getting a Linux laptop this go around. Maybe something from System 76? Not sure just yet.

Personally i still will go with windows.... I've started a new job now and i'm still trying to understand if i'll get a laptop or not :) We will see......

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1. Windows 8 Didn't Live Up to the Hype

 

 

Yeah right.

 

Those 100 million licenses were sold to an extra-terrestrial race

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So what are good laptop brands these days?

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I just went from laptop to small form factor desktop, hell yeah for power.

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Wanna check out new Haswell Think pads when those come out. My T410s still works great but limited on storage because of the 1.8" drive and battery as well so can't use the UltraBay for a 2.5" SSD which are so cheap these days.

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