fony, 17 Oct 2016No I like USB Type-C it's the future but I haven't seen that many laptops using a Thunderbolt ... moreUnlike this model, HP Spectre got i5-7200U (not Core M) AFAIK.. probably at the expense of battery life to a degree.
Several years from now, 10nm process and next gen battery might change this situation I wish
The design is similarly with HP Specter 13. Acer stole Hp design.
303tk4, 16 Oct 2016It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with MacBook because USB Type-C & thunderbolt 3... moreNo I like USB Type-C it's the future but I haven't seen that many laptops using a Thunderbolt port though. I like big fat laptops because 1) I have one and 2) because of the specs; I'll get on-board thin laptops when more and more use regular Core i's.
A bit light on for memory which is now getting cheaper so why sacrifice mem with only 256 SSD? The price at $999.99 (Amazon), why pay more? Seems high. If you want to win, add mem to 1024, increase screen size to 15.6 and add a PEN capability.
I returned just another ecosystem-centric of a macbook air for a most possible upgradable portable but not a planned for obsolescence mac or i any thing.
fony, 16 Oct 2016Oh then I retract my statement, just another MacBook wannabe. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with MacBook because USB Type-C & thunderbolt 3 has officially developed and announced by Intel as a successor of current interface,.. if we like it or not, probably most future laptops have to be this thin using USB-C.
FYI, Sony made 12.7mm(.5") thin 680g(1.5lb) laptop in 2009, though it packed sluggish Atom then. I did have the one and sold it within a few month lol
Anyway, as you said I won't lay so much hope on Core M :-(
303tk4, 16 Oct 2016Dude Core i5-7Y54 is TDP 4.5w, renamed Core MOh then I retract my statement, just another MacBook wannabe.
Qxdir, 16 Oct 2016How do you install ssds?
I'm not very that much of a know-how person when it comes to laptops Open it, void warrenty. Hope its using standard ssd pci or sata.. replace and hope you can boot up with OS and the custom drivers.
Sad life of PC laptops
Else buy macbook. Its well documented.
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2016This is fine, but my tip is to buy an SSD and install it. 256GB will be more than enough. You ... moreHow do you install ssds?
I'm not very that much of a know-how person when it comes to laptops
13.3" IPS2 Gorilla Glass 1080p display, 7th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Not bad, this is a great looking and performing laptop.
Qxdir, 15 Oct 2016Went out just and ended up buying this:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/lap... moreThis is fine, but my tip is to buy an SSD and install it. 256GB will be more than enough. You saved up £50 from your deal so you can buy an 256GB SSD from Intenso, although I would recommend Samsung but they are pricier. You can of course also go for a 128GB Samsung with faster speed. The read speed is the most important.
SSD is the best invention in the past few years in Technologie (besides the ARM architecture). For example my low end MacBook Air 2014 with 128GB SSD (as you already know that I own that) is faster than my family high end iMac 2013 with 1TB HDD in things like booting up, starting apps, transferring data etc.
sns, 15 Oct 2016HP Notebook 15-ay011nr 15.6-Inch Laptop (6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB DDR3L SDRA... moreWent out just and ended up buying this:
Unlike Spectre, this one packs Core i5-7Y54 (confusing moniker of core M)
It looks similar to the nice looking Spectre. Is it very similar in quality etc I wonder what the differences are besides some cosmetic appearances. Spectre seemed to appeal to ladies but I think it looks pretty good also cut held back. This is similar colouring.