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I currently have a 2012 MacBook pro 13" base model
2.5ghz I5 dual core
4gb ram
500gb hard disk
Intel 4000 (1gb)


I'm wanting to get a new machine that runs either Windows or osx.

I want a machine that's stylish but also more powerful than my current machine. I have looked at the Dell I7 xps 13" and the m core powered Asus ux305
Any other machines? What do I get ?

Please help!
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Depends what you want to do it are you gaming or going graphic design/videos?
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£1200? Build one
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(Original post by Jordangp2)
I currently have a 2012 MacBook pro 13" base model
2.5ghz I5 dual core
4gb ram
500gb hard disk
Intel 4000 (1gb)
I'm wanting to get a new machine that runs either Windows or osx.
I want a machine that's stylish but also more powerful than my current machine. I have looked at the Dell I7 xps 13" and the m core powered Asus ux305
Any other machines? What do I get ?
Please help!
What sort of tasks will you be using it for?
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(Original post by Jordangp2)
I currently have a 2012 MacBook pro 13" base model
2.5ghz I5 dual core
4gb ram
500gb hard disk
Intel 4000 (1gb)
I'm wanting to get a new machine that runs either Windows or osx.
I want a machine that's stylish but also more powerful than my current machine. I have looked at the Dell I7 xps 13" and the m core powered Asus ux305
Any other machines? What do I get ?
Please help!
Depends on the usage as well as preferences on battery and weight.......m core is meh.
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Either go for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or wait to see if the Surface Pro 4 will take your fancy.
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Well it depends on what you're looking for from a machine. Are you expecting top end performance with a high end Core i7 CPU, dedicated graphics and plenty of storage but will sacrifice weight, aesthetics, thickness and battery life for them. OR are you willing to sacrifice a fair bit of horsepower for a light, slim, long battery life capable machine.

In the powerful but stylish segment
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...959&catid=1828
The Gigabyte P35W. Comes with a 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, GTX 970M and a Core i7 4th Gen CPU. Has a Full HD IPS display, is very thin and has ok battery life. This is the best bang for buck machine to me in a sleek package.

In the Mac department
The Retina MacBook Pro 13 inch with 128GB SSD for £999

The rest on the list that are ultrabooks I would say to look at is the Dell XPS 13. In terms of the configs I would recommend, I would go for the £949 model with 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM
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