16GB+ RAM, dedicated graphics, matte screen, thin

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by dandv, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. tesm1th

    tesm1th Notebook Consultant

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    imoe I see UX430 on display that are matte screen
     
  2. dandv

    dandv Notebook Consultant

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    How heavy is the UX501? The specs for the UX501VW claim it's only 2 pounds, which for a 15", is impossible.

    The Asus UX430UQ hasn't fixed the cooling problems of the UX410UQ. It still has an annoying fan that runs all the time, even under no load.
     
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    tesm1th Notebook Consultant

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    It is supposed to be ~2kg We're talking about different units. 2kg = 4.4 lbs
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    ZenBooks and derivatives are around 2kg in weight. Very light machines imo.
     
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    tesm1th Notebook Consultant

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    Light for a low end gaming laptop imo.

    the UX530 is just simply crap. why put USB 2.0's on a "premium" laptop in 2017 Asus?
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Because for most people it doesn't matter. I know it doesn't matter for me. It also helps if you are doing a legacy BIOS install of an OS since getting USB 3.0 to recognize it on my machine was a bit of a pain.
     
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    tesm1th Notebook Consultant

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    also UX430 uses slow (USB 2.0) card reader. unbelievable crap Asus cost cut.

    my somewhat cheaper Acer ultrabook has USB 3.0 internal card reader. so many dealbreakers that Asus put on UXx30 laptops.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    What kind of files are you moving to USB/SD drives? I've been using both USB 2.0 at work and USB 3.0 at home and I can't tell the difference in most cases when using them. And I typically work with 1-2GB size files.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    USB 3.0's maximum throughput is 5Gbps. I think you may be getting confused with USB 3.1
     
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    HP actually fixed the noise issues (fans oscillating up and down at idle) with a bios update. It has certainly made my Zbook Studio G3 more bearable. The G4 also has a larger battery option that can be used instead of dual M.2 drives.

    I thought I would also mention that you may want to steer clear of notebooks that use hybrid graphics. The way that the dual graphics cards are handled under Linux can induce tearing. I have tried quite a few notebooks under Linux and by far, the best experience I have had has been with machines that have integrated graphics or dedicated graphics but not both.
     
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