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    Surface pro 2 or yoga 2/think-pad yoga?

    - Many of the Yoga 2 Pro reviews note that the super high resolution screen can be a pain to use, lots of programs don't place nice with the high density. And the screen eats more battery than a lower resolution screen. - Many Yoga 2 Pro reviews complain about poor color reproduction and...
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    SOE making a new SWG like mmo? (Not everquest next/landmark).

    Suit yourself. I enjoyed the combat, loved the leveling, story was great (in that there pretty much wasn't one; the game gave you tools for creating your own content). Space combat was a blast, I spent about 2/3 my playtime there. I'll spot you that pvp, exploring, questing, jedi could use some...
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    Dell XPS 12 or Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

    I ended up with the cheaper model Dell xps12, and highly recommend it. The machine is well built, conversion to tablet is fast and satisfying and you don't have an exposed keyboard on the bottom. Specs are good enough, screen is beautiful, keyboard is a joy.
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    Dell XPS 12 or Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

    Deinos, thanks for that first link. Very interesting to compare it to e.g. the borderline fawning Engadget review! SixFootDuo, do you know if replacing the hard drive yourself voids the warranty? I did this on my previous laptop but only after checking that the warranty was still good...which...
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    Dell XPS 12 or Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

    Any thoughts on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro vs. Dell XPS 12? The Yoga would be the model with an i7, 8gb ram and 256gb ssd, e.g. here The Dell also has an i7, 8gb ram and 256gb ssd, e.g. here The two models are close enough in price that it's not a differentiating factor for me. I hope to have the...
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    Dell XPS 12

    Meaker a little machine would work on a plane, true, but that's just one of many situations where it'd be nice to have a tablet.
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    How long have you spent setting up Skyrim with mods?

    Do we count the many hours spent researching? If so, then probably ~20 hours. Like many others, I experienced mod creep...first it was just a mod to turn leveling off and Apocalypse to make magic interesting, then mighty dragons, mighty magicka, and hey, cloaks are fun, ...
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    Dell XPS 12

    Anyone have any experience with the Dell XPS 12 convertible, particularly the new Haswell models? I'm entering grad school in the fall and am going to buy a convertible laptop/tablet to replace my aging machine. I'm looking for something that's a laptop first and a tablet when optimal (e.g...
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    Input on 11.6" Convertable Ultrabook?

    Also look at the Lenovo yogas (due for a Haswell refresh) and Dell XPS 12 (just got one). Both had pretty good reviews in their first generation. In particular the Dell scored well on design but not battery life, but Haswell is supposed to add about 2 and a half hours (as well as some...
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    WANTED:Touchscreen Laptop intel 4th gen

    I can't tell if you want dedicated graphics or not. If not, you might look at the new Dell Xps 12; it tops out at 8gb ram (maybe can be upgraded?) but otherwise seems to fit.
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    For fun, a bit of a throwback.

    No kidding...this thing is better than the laptop I'm writing on right now!
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    Laptop for College bound kid $900-$1100

    +1. I bought a laptop with switchable graphics for college and used it exclusively for the first 2 years. Then I brought out my desktop and said gee, should have done this years ago. For the cost of a gaming laptop you can ship a desktop and monitor cross country and buy a high quality portable...
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    Antichamber

    This is the second best game I've every played (first was Braid). The game is explicitly designed to mess with your mind - and it succeeds. So many times I found myself asking "was that always there?" and "did I just break the game, or was that how I was supposed to get up here?" I can't...
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    Multi-use ultrabook <= 1500

    Afkap, the Duo 11 does look like a nice machine. Is such a high resolution on such a small screen hard to see? If I recall, the Surface Pro scales everything for that very reason.
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    Multi-use ultrabook <= 1500

    Any advice for the following? Must have: - Screen 13"-15" - Decent resolution - Convertible to tablet form. I don't care if it's 2 screens, rotating screen, detachable screen, whatever, as long as it's solid. - Decent processor - Decent battery life Nice to have: - Excellent battery...
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