RMB VS. ULTRABOOK PC'S (WIN10)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RUGGLES99, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    I notice that posrers are starting to compare their rmb to certain ultrabooks. I have discussed my Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and my RMB. Oters have discussed theHP Spectra. So this would be a good place for anyone to bring up up NEW ultrabooks from the win10 world and how they compare to the poster's RMB. By the way I love my Y3P and it has much more gong for it than my base rmb. The Lenovo 900 has replaced it this year.
     
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  3. RUGGLES99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no, win10
     
  4. 1madman1 macrumors regular

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    Last week we brought in a "special buy" configuration HP Elitebook Folio 1020 for someone at my workplace. Rather impressed with it. It's a slightly older product than the MacBook with a slightly higher pricetag (at least from our supplier). It's a little thicker but otherwise a similar size, feel, and finish - though it scratches more easily. It has the same CPU, quantity of RAM and storage. Screen is a gorgeous anti glare IPS QHD. Keyboard is MUCH nicer than the MacBook, I actually like it better than the one on my much pricier HP Zbook 14 G2. Trackpad is better than expected, not bad, better than most ultrabook type systems, the lack of feedback on a "click" takes getting used to. Has two regular USB ports, HDMI (unexpected), a docking connector, and a micro SD slot. Included a VGA and Ethernet adapter in the box. Has Windows 7 Pro preinstalled, with upgrade media in the box (Windows 10 can die in a fire).
     
  5. meboy macrumors regular

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    Try WIN10 with classic shell, disablewintracking (remove all bloat), change explorer settings to old view by default instead of favorites.
    Just the no update control and some settings are a little different. Everything else is better than 7 or 8.1.
     
  6. 1madman1 macrumors regular

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    Aftermarket hacks are not acceptable in an enterprise environment.
     
  7. meboy macrumors regular

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    Don't see why either of those two would not be acceptable.
    Plenty of after market programs and tweaks are common in enterprise.. Maybe it's just your opinion rather than a fact.
     
  8. 1madman1 macrumors regular

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    Unless we can get official support from the organization that writes the software, we won't touch it. We can't afford downtime.

    This is derailing the thread a bit.
     
  9. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Looked at a lot of comparable Windows OEM systems in the 12" - 13" format Yoga 900 is nice, as is Samsung's new 12" Galaxy Pro W10 Tablet, Surface Pro 4, Toshiba`s Portege Z20t is another, very focused towards the business user, which good for some of us, little like a Surface Book that works. Dell & Lenovo also have offerings thatI have yet to see.

    Now that these small form factor devices perform very well, they are really coming into their own, offering a great deal of utility, thx to the numerous ways to input and control. I wont be replacing my Retina MacBook this year, equally I do see a W10 tablet/convertible in the very near future. Liked the new Samsung Galaxy Pro as it`s battery life is very strong for a device that`s basically the same size as an Android tablet, out performing the equivalent SP4 runtime by a good margin.

    Apple is locked into two separate paradigms, so unlikely to bring anything really interesting to the market. Certainly not interested in the future of my computing being an IOS device, most definitely not for me. The Mac remains to be seen...

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