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#1 wessleym

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:03

I am looking for a 17" Windows 8 Ultrabook with a touchscreen, but I can't seem to find any.  The closest laptop I can find is the Samsung Series 9 15-inch, but of course, the screen is too small, and it does not have a touchscreen.  I don't require a true Ultrabook since I wouldn't mind having an optical drive, but I do want a premium, unusually thin laptop.  Could anyone make a recommendation?  Thank you.




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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:36

I am looking for a 17" Windows 8 Ultrabook with a touchscreen, but I can't seem to find any.  The closest laptop I can find is the Samsung Series 9 15-inch, but of course, the screen is too small, and it does not have a touchscreen.  I don't require a true Ultrabook since I wouldn't mind having an optical drive, but I do want a premium, unusually thin laptop.  Could anyone make a recommendation?  Thank you.

 

I don't think you are going to find many options for a thin touchscreen that is 17"... those are kind of conflicting requirements. Maybe someone can wizard something up, but at the moment I am doubting it :-)



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:58

Finding an ultrabook that has a 17 inch screen is going to be tough. The largest ultrabook size I know that's on the market is a 15-incher.



#4 Ambroos

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:05

A thin 17" touchscreen laptop? Doesn't exist. It's hard to make something that doesn't flex all over the place at that size.

 

Also, the benefit of thin 13" laptops is that they're not much bigger than a regular sheet of paper and fit in bags easily thanks to their thinness. A 17" laptop will never be really 'portable', what does it matter if it's not superthin?



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:18

You normally won't go above 15.4 for your specs. Why exactly do you need this?



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 14:47

I don't think you are going to find many options for a thin touchscreen that is 17"... those are kind of conflicting requirements. Maybe someone can wizard something up, but at the moment I am doubting it :-)

Thank you.

 

Finding an ultrabook that has a 17 inch screen is going to be tough. The largest ultrabook size I know that's on the market is a 15-incher.

Thank you.

 

A thin 17" touchscreen laptop? Doesn't exist. It's hard to make something that doesn't flex all over the place at that size.

 

Also, the benefit of thin 13" laptops is that they're not much bigger than a regular sheet of paper and fit in bags easily thanks to their thinness. A 17" laptop will never be really 'portable', what does it matter if it's not superthin?

You're certain no thin 17" touchscreen laptops exist?  What about non-thin 17" touchscreen laptops?

 

You normally won't go above 15.4 for your specs. Why exactly do you need this?

Because I am replacing an old 17" laptop.



#7 sc302

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 14:54

ultrabooks max out at about 15".  You aren't going to see anything in the 17" area right now.  The majority of people want smaller and lighter, not lighter and bulkier. 

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...7&skuId=9349042

http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B00DMMNJ9M

http://www.dell.com/.../studio-1747/pd

http://laptops-and-n...VY-17-3D-series



#8 +goretsky

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:10

Hello,

 

Perhaps looking around on Intel's Ultrabook site will help you find a suitable model.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky





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