looking for an ultrabook
now its my turn, im looking for a new ultrabook, my three last laptops were in the following order 1 An averatec 10" full laptop, this was before the netbooks era, it had a pentium cpu, dvd drive/burner combo, and decent battery life, great machine for it's time, after that i had a convertible from hp, a hp touchsmart tm2, this one was awfull, it got always really hot, wasn't linux friendly, it was a mess, but it had touch and while heavy, you could still use it as a tablet. since may 2011 my latest has been a sony vaio sb, which has been good most of the time, i like the keyboard, and how light it is.
but now it is time to get a new one, i do live in germany, so i need something available here, i don't want to spend more than 1200 euros, if possible less than that, i would like for my next machine, to be light, to have good battery life (7hrs or more), haswell cpu, idealy irish pro graphics, at least 256 ssd, no less than 8 gb ram, and a touch display, full hd at least.it needs to be linux friendly, so i won't be getting a sony, i also won't buy anything apple, so please no macbook air or pro suggestions.
i like the dell xps, the 13" is probably the laptop i like the most, i like how compact it is, smaller bezels than most others, there is even a developer edition with ubuntu out of the box, but it has some problems, the biggest one being the lack of a sd card reader and a hdmi port. the dell xps 15" is probably the best laptop you can get in a ultrabook format, the problem at least for me is the price, i can't afford it, nor have the time to save for it.
i love the yoga pro 2 concept, but battery life from what i have read is not good at all, i also read performance issues, and graphics troubles, so i dont know.
i i haven't read about any other ultrabooks with iris pro 5200 graphics, so, if i do get a laptop bigger than 13" i would like for it to have a dedicated gpu.
what would you suggest?
i found this, it is not a premium device, and doesn't hit all the points, but comes close, iḿ not sure for now, so if anybody knows about something better, please let me know.