What Laptop Should I Buy In 2016? – Portable | Light | Ultrabook


Hey Guys David Here and I’m on the search
for a new laptop. For my next laptop I’m looking for a portable
design, with great battery life, and somewhat powerful enough for me to do some basic productivity
or digital editing. So that automatically eliminates from my list
chromebooks that don’t run the applications I need. Gaming laptops that a usually too big and
don’t have the battery life. And even larger poweruser laptops like the
Dell XPS 15 or the MacBook Pro which are nice but unnecessary for me since most of my power
work will still be done my desktop. That leaves me in this category often referred
to as ultrabook laptops. Or if you’re a mac user, macbook or macbook
air territory. But I’m a PC guy. So I’m going to put the apple products to
the side as well. But before we look at these ultrabooks laptops
let’s look at my old laptop and why I want to upgrade. This is my current Samsung Series 5 laptop
that’s a couple years old now. It still runs well but it’s not perfect
for my needs For one the weight. At 1.8 kilograms it’s very noticeable carrying
it all day long and is much heavier than current gen ultrabooks that go as low as 1kg, which
will be much more comfortable to carry especially in my messenger bag. My current screen size is about 14-inches
and I think 13 to 14-inch range it’s a pretty good size for me. But where it lacks is resolution and viewing
angles. At 1366×768 resolution it’s okay for word
documents but the moment I pull up excel sheets there’s just not enough space. And with a TN panel, viewing angles and colors
are just horrible unless your perfectly straight on. So my next laptop I’m looking for a 1080p
IPS panel. The next thing I don’t really like about
my current laptop is the battery life. With 45Whr battery and an inefficient power
hungry AMD processor inside I usually get about 3 or if I’m lucky 4 hours of battery
life on this doing very basic tasks or much less during demanding tasks. Current ultrabooks with newer more efficient
Intel based processors can achieve much better battery life for a full workday without needing
to plug in. But the length will vary depending on your
usage Other things I look for in a laptop are an
HDMI connector for an external display. A nice keyboard layout and key travel. A responsive trackpad. And overall solid build quality. But to learn more about the specific details
on these laptops is always best to read, watch, or try out in person to see which laptop is
really right for you. But some of the top contenders I’m looking
at right now are the Dell XPS 13 which is one of the most regarded
PC ultrabook you can buy today with it’s gorgeous bezel-less display, nice portable
size and weight, and solid battery life. Or if you’re looking for a cheaper option
the ASUS ZenBook UX305UA is also highly recommended alternative with all the same pluses as the
XPS but ever so slightly larger, heavier and shorter battery. But like with all technology the latest and
greatest is always just around the corner and with Asus launching their Zenbook 3, the
upgraded UX306. And even the brand new contender the Xiaomi
Notebook Air. It’s really just a matter of waiting for
a great deal on current products or seeing how the new products sit on the value curve
as they release and get reviewed. So that’s what I’m looking at so far for
laptops but let me know if you have any recommendation that I should be looking as well. But hope you guys enjoy this one. You know what to do. And I’ll see you in the next video.

100 thoughts on “What Laptop Should I Buy In 2016? – Portable | Light | Ultrabook

  1. Try out the Dell 13" 7000 Series 2-in-1 laptops. Decent build quality, decent battery life (6-6.5 hours), nice keyboard, great 1920×1080 display with nice viewing angles, trackpad is nice, (a little stiff however definitely not a deal breaker) capacitive stylus (pretty useless, but nice to have), HDMI, 3x USB 3.0, is an i7 so it's got XPS-comparable benchmarks, 360 degree hinge which is super nice to have (laptop, tablet, tent mode etc.), spill-resistant keyboard, 256GB SSD (easily upgradeable), backlit keyboard and 8GB of ram, which is also upgradeable. I'm investing in this laptop for college next year and I think it's one of the best bang-for-buck deals.

    Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-Touchscreen-convertible-Bluetooth/dp/B01EHE8B5A/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1471752605&sr=1-2&keywords=Newest+Dell+Inspiron+13+i7359+CONVERTIBLE+2-IN-1+Laptop

  2. this one
    https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/ASUS-ZenBook-Flip-UX360CA-Signature-Edition-2-in-1-PC/productID.5056106500

    its the best for your demands

  3. I personally got Lenovo x250 since I got in 2015.
    I love its portability when I program at coffee shops, bring to friends houses, and travel.
    It is 12.5" so it's something to look into.

    There is a newer model this year, i believe it's x260.

  4. I'm eyeballing the Yoga 910 and depending on the price it'll either be that or the xps13. My overall tip is just to wait for the Kaby Lake processors (laptops shipping with them later this month) since you have a laptop that works.

  5. get this one: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-pavilion-x360–13t-laptop-t5m66av-1

    customize it to atleast-
    1. Modern gold
    2. Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
    3. Intel® 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo

    if you buy the laptop, remember to order a sleeve, you can just buy the ones made by amazonbasic. i use theirs because of the way i can put the sleeve under my laptop to keep it off a surface or my lap. no heat felt atall. you could buy a screen protector if you want because its touchscreen.

    laptop has great viewing angle and the thing looks beautiful in person, its pleasingly thin, not too much, but not thick in any way.

    my sister has this laptop. she does not do any video editing, so i have no idea how it'll perform for you. but for her its doing fantastic so far.

    pictures on website is not too accurate to scale, so check the advertisement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFLkNafLrqU

    it came with many many windows pre-installed apps. but it can be taken care of in the first hour of use

    13 inch is a very good size for portability, and if you need alot of power, try customizing the specs to what fits you. tellme what you think

  6. Please suggest me a laptop. I usually use laptop for school work, watching youtube, watching movies and tv shows, surfing internet, presentations, ms office and nothing more powerful. please help me. AND yes, i want a good looking laptop, screen can be 13" or 15" no problem there. Affordability: USD400-550.

  7. What about a Schenker Laptop? Im not with them, but i really like to see a overview for this things… the S306 is very small, looks good, has a unibody design and a glass trackpad… only thing it does not have is the edgeless display from dell…

    but, is it really a good ultrabook? make a review…nothing on youtube, you would be the first…!! 🙂

  8. As an Asus Zenbook UX305 user, I highly recommend the laptop. The version I have is pretty underpowered (Intel Core M, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD), but for my basic needs, light productivity and web browsing, it's perfect. Battery life is fantastic and it's incredibly portable. The best part is it's pretty affordable, especially compared to other ultra books.

  9. I have the lowest spec surfacebook and its just awesome. If you search a notebook witch is absolutely made for productivity I can only recommend this masterpiece. It's light fast and has a lot of ports and the best display i have ever seen. It's not to big or to heavy and the only minor complaint I could find was the gap between the screen and the base. But it's not bad at all I just find it look a bit ugly but its rugged and will only catch up a tiny bit of dust and none if you have it in a protective notbooksleeve. This machine just screams productivity and is also very pleasant for youtube or consuming media in general. The battery live is amazing and will last you a hole day (I'm a student and pushed it to it's limits several times). If you don't have the money or need more storage space (not a problem for me i use an external Harddisk from Toshiba) you may consider picking up the dell xps13.
    If you have any questions about the surfacebook (keyboard etc.) you can ask me at anytime and without hesitation.
    @David Zhang

  10. you can order the xps 13 with the upgrade processor 7e generation and lower price of 100 off from Dell website . il come back to let you know which one is better the touchscreen version QHD or the HD version no HD because I am going to try them both out.

  11. how about lenovo ideapad 510s? Is it good enough or would it be better to pay a bit more for the zenbook? Need it for programming, writing things and some heavier programmes like solid works or autocad – but don't need the heavier stuff to run very smoothly, thats what i have my pc for

  12. I also had a Samsung Series 5, but with a 13" display. I replaced it with a ThinkPad 13. Couldn't be happier! Great keyboard, good display (1080p IPS) and a solid battery (I can go through a day of classes on a charge). The config I own has a 6200U, 256GB SSD and 16GB of RAM.

  13. You should look at The New Razer Blade Stealth, it has a 1440p or 4k touch screen, kaby lake 7500u i7, samsung 951p SSD, roughly 2.5 pounds and starts at $1000, which is right in line with these other ultrabooks. Dave Lee has a video reviewing it, and its one of his all time favorite ultrabooks

  14. I have got the exact same problem. I'm a college student at the moment and I need a laptop that has a long battery life, that has power for light photoshop tasks and programming. I can't really decide which one to buy, since I'm into the laptop market, I realized that their is no real "best buy", because every single product has crucial problems. I'm really having trouble deciding which laptop to buy. Maybe someone can help me right here.

  15. Hello I need your help, i would like to buy a gaming laptop just around £250 but which one can I buy with at least decent graphics!!.

  16. Definitely check out the razor blade stealth it's only 999 and it has a QHD touch screen and 7th generation core i7 as well as it just looks beautiful with the rgb keyboard.

  17. You deserve a cookie for mentioning the Xiaomi Notebook Air 🙂
    From a Xiaomi Phone owner, that is really appreciated

  18. God bless you guys and happy Thanksgiving day ! I need help looking for a laptop for school/college before Black Friday !

    It should have:

    -Good use for things like Microsoft Word,Office, and etc. Or for what is used for apple products
    $200$700 price range (can go a bit higher)
    -Intel core i5 (only)
    -4/8 GB of Ram
    -256 GB ssd
    -Decent battery life (6-10) hours
    -Good display quality (1080p is the minimum)

    Thank you for your time . God bless you on this Thanksgiving day.

  19. I recommend you to try out the Acer Aspire V13 371' it is a vey thin and light notebook with awesome battery life, the keyboard is great and the performance is very smooth as far as I know. I have it and it is a very reliable laptop, but the screen might be a let down for some, but I'm fine with it.

  20. Wow! I love the amazing simplicity and elegance of all of your videos. The content in this video was really awesome too

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