I want a Samsung Ultrabook...but which version do I want???
March 3, 2013 8:35 AM Subscribe
Argh! I've spent half a day agonizing about this. I'm on a budget, I need a new laptop, I do not want to cheap out and then regret it, but I don't want to pay for stuff I don't need.
posted by Salamander to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My priorities are: very thin, very light, excellent screen, nice keyboard, fast, good-looking. I will be using it mostly for accessing legal databases, surfing the net, email, and...that's about it, really. (No gaming whatsoever, very little multimedia stuff.)
I have decided to go with the Samsung Series 9 15" (please take it as a given that I do not want any other brand, and I do not want a Mac). Today, I hit up a few local computer superstores. It appears that my choices are: the NP900X4C-AO5AU for $1648, or the NP900X4C-AO6AU for $1399. (I'm in Australia, hence the model numbers and exorbitant prices.) As far as I can tell, the main difference is that the cheaper model only has 4G of RAM, and the pricier one has 8G. There are other differences that I'm forgetting, but I'm thinking that since they both have all my 'main criteria', I should just save $249 and buy the older, cheaper model?
I don't know enough about computers to know whether this is a bad idea. Given my requirements, am I really likely to need more than 4G anyway?? I'm not loading the thing up with a ton of music and photos and videos, or anything. Or running many programs on it (like, at all).
Any advice much appreciated...I'm floundering here.