Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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earksiinni
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2009-03-27

I'm going out on a crazy hunch here, but--please correct me if I've misread the article, this is really just a shot in the dark--I think he bought the Zenbook because he liked it more.

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Yep, but Tom recommends a Zenbook to his family.

That recommendation is a terrible idea because it's a waste of money.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yep, but Tom recommends a Zenbook to his family.

That recommendation is a terrible idea because it's a waste of money.


It's Thom.

I have terrible experiences with Boot Camp. Apple's drivers have proven to be horribly unreliable for me, with blue screens all over the place on an Air, MacBook Pro, and Intel iMac right after installing them. Battery life also suffers greatly when using Boot Camp.

As for waste of money - Windows costs money. Add in the license costs and that hypothetical resale value is no longer an advantage. I say hypothetical because that laptop won't be resold.

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fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Yep, but Tom recommends a Zenbook to his family.

That recommendation is a terrible idea because it's a waste of money.


Some new model Ultrabooks is coming out soon. Dropping the price to around $600. The biggest difference is going to be the aluminum casing is swapped for good quality plastic.
There is also some Ultrabook type laptops coming out this year that is even cheaper. They resemble ultrabooks in sleekness and power but comes with AMD cpu's. It will run the trinity APS's and will bring very thin laptops mainstream.

Edited 2012-03-27 23:12 UTC

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