[QUOTE=RexHunt;2665902]I’m in the market for a new laptop. I would like an Ultrabook, with only an SSD (no caching) and preferably 8 GB of RAM. But they are so incredibly expensive at the moment.
And when you consider that Haswell chips should become available in 2013, SSDs will get cheaper and faster in 2013, displays will likely also get better and better and prices of Ultrabooks might go down because they become more popular, then grrr it’s so difficult to decide when it’s time for that new computer.
Anyone else facing the same issues when purchasing a new computer?[/QUOTE]
Not me I will be in the market for used laptops for years to come. You spend all that money and what do you do just Skype and text and browse the internet? That is a total waste of money IMO when a used laptop will more then suffice for most computing needs only GAMERS and Core Apps users require all that power and even then there are big trade off … ie Weight, Repairs, Thefts. You will never buy enough to keep up with the trends that is something everyone should think about when buying laptops or desktops. And research and do your own independent reviews and evaluate on your cost/benefit of what did you really buy the laptop for? Unless your heavy into gaming a Game Laptop will cost you but you get the extra power when you need it. But nothing comes without more cost or sacrifices. I might buy a new one “Gaming Laptop” that is because of the games nowdays requirements otherwise a laptop with webcam and i3 or AMD quad higher with Intel HD would suffice and or mid range with ATI, Nvidia GPU for more demanding apps. We shouldn’t kidd ourselves thinking we can get the latest and more up to date hardware. Your current hardware will more then suffice-I have laptops from 2009 with Windows7 on them and they are perfectly fine and working of which one I am using right now to reply back to this posting. As for going SSD I say unless you want to go for it HDD still king when comes to laptop storage and price. Yes, it does load faster and run cooler but what did you really gain?? Also I heard stories where a dead SSD is basically dead no recovering of files or data but HDD could still be revived to at least get the data/files off before trashing it. So til there is a way to recover dead data from SSD - I will stay away from SSD for long as possible. If you want ultra ask yourself what are you going to do or use it for that would benefit you for the long run?