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Posted by: Jan Andersen
« on: July 17, 2013, 23:56:24 »

With thermal problems, and a noisy fan, even at a ultra low V with low freq processor - I say why consider such above a Sandy Bridge based notebook ?

Another question which begins to arise is - again - why Intel simply discontinue the Ivy Bridge processors, and stick to the Sandy Bridge processor, till they get the thermal problems solved on their two latest series - the Ivy Bridge and now aparently also the Haswell processor, two processors which I thin are both a flop, but market seems to carry one as nothing is wrong.

Why Intel have these thermal problems is still not mentioned in public - but some qualified ques would be either the 3D transistor technology or/and the HD4000/5000 internal graphics - perhaps a more sophisticated problem related to hitting a wall in the nm area.

There are fortunately still many Sandy Bridge based notebooks in the market, for example a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 530c at 400 EUR, which all in all is a much better product than this Asus(Pro).

Posted by: Redaktion
« on: July 13, 2013, 09:07:02 »

Inexpensive business Ultrabook. The 21 mm thin business device from Asus has a 15.6-inch display and combines an Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia's GT 740M and an SSD cache storage solution with a noble aluminum case. You can buy all that for just 650 Euros, but what are the drawbacks?

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