So I'm looking into possibly getting an ultrabook, and hopefully within the next couple days or else I'll just put it off and end up saving money (at least on a new laptop). So anyone have any experience and real hands-on time with an ultrabook? I've narrowed it down to 3 and am strongly aiming towards 1, but just want someone else's experience. I've read my fair amount of reviews and watched a few reviews, but I want to hear from the people, not some professional reviewer.
1. HP Folio 13
Pros: Big battery that lasts up to 7hrs+, backlit keyboard, HDMI port, SD card slot, nice keyboard (from what I hear), and it seems to be about the same weight/size of my Chromebook I got from Google
Cons: Screen is pretty low quality from what I read, trackpad buttons are too stiff,
2. Toshiba Portege z830
Pros: Love the design of it, backlit keys, SD card slot, HDMI port, WiDi, core i7 (can be customized up to it)
Cons: A bit expensive, "wobbly" screen, keyboard hit or miss (from what I've heard)
3. Dell XPS 13
Pros: Best keyboard (according to many), very slim, nice build quality, simple design
Cons: No HDMI, battery life, about the same specs as the HP for more $
This is mostly going to be used for school and light browsing. I was actually thinking about playing Star Wars The Old Republic, so anyone know if it can run that? I'm a bit behind on the computer/laptop game. I'm still using my old Vaio all-in-one that's only Pentium Dual Core with 4gb of ram. Going on about 3 or 4 years strong, forget now.
The only thing I got against HP right now is longevity and fan noise. I got a dying HP Mini 1000 that lasted less than 2 years only and I replaced it with a RunCore SSD. For such a small device that fan could sure make some loud noise.