Laptops / portables comparing Laptops / portables

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Engadget score

84
88

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Avg. critic rating

8.8
8.8

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Avg. user rating

9.0
9.1

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Price

General

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Type

Ultraportable
Ultraportable

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Form factor

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Bundled OS

Mac OS (Mavericks [10.9])
Mac OS (Mountain Lion [10.8])

Display

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Screen size

13.3 inches
11.6 inches

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Screen resolution

1440 x 900
1366 x 768

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Aspect ratio

16:10
16:9

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Screen type

LCD (Active, Color, Backlit, LED)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit, LED)

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Touchscreen

No
No

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Screen surface

Glossy
Glossy

Processor

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Processor make

Intel
Intel

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CPU family

Core i5
Core i5

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CPU model

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Processor speed

1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz

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Number of cores

Dual-core
Dual-core

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Hyperthreading

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Cache size

Optical media

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Optical drive

No
No

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Disc loading type

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Readable optical media

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Optical write support

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Writable optical media

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Writable Blu-ray formats

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Writable DVD formats

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CD formats

Networking

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WiFi

802.11 a, ac, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n (2.4 GHz)

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Ethernet

None
None

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Mobile broadband

No
No

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Analog modem

None
None

Video

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Graphics adapter

Integrated
Integrated

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Graphics (discrete)

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GPU model

5000
5000

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Graphics speed

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Video RAM

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Graphics (integrated)

Intel (HD Graphics)
Intel (HD Graphics)

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Clock speed

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Memory type

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SLI

No
No

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Video outputs

DisplayPort (Mini connector)
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Display details

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Memory details

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RAM bus / speed

DDR3 (1600)
DDR3 (1600)

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Memory package

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RAM slots

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Maximum RAM

Storage details

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Storage interface

SATA
SATA

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eSATA

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Drive bays

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RAID support

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RAID type

System

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Slots / bays / chassis

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Environmental

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System cooling

Fan-cooled
Fan-cooled

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Noise level

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Energy Star compliant

Yes

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RoHS compliant

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EPEAT rating

Other features

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Docking station port

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Fingerprint reader

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IR port

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Remote (included)

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Integrated webcam

Yes
Yes

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Security lock slot

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Case lighting

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WiDi

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NFC

Memory and storage (basic)

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System RAM

4 GB
4 GB

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Hard drive(s)

128 GB (total)
SSD
128 GB (total)
SSD

Battery

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Maximum battery life

Up to 12 hours
Up to 9 hours

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Battery type

Li-polymer (50 Wh capacity)
Li-polymer (35 Wh capacity)

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Battery access

Built-in
Built-in

Input

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Keyboard

78 keys (Backlit)
78 keys (Backlit)

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Pointing device

Trackpad (Multi-touch)
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

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USB

3.0 (2 port(s))
3.0 (2 port(s))

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Thunderbolt

1 port(s)
1 port(s)

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FireWire / 1394

No
No

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Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

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Common profiles

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Legacy ports

Audio

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Audio inputs

3.5mm
3.5mm

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Audio outputs

3.5mm
3.5mm

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Audio channels

Stereo
Stereo

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Surround channels

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Built-in microphone

Yes
Yes

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Speakers

Stereo
Stereo

Memory card reader

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Memory card reader

Yes

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Memory card support

SD (SDXC, SDHC)

Removable disks

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Removable disk drive

No
No

Size and Weight

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Height

.68 inches
.68 inches

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Width

12.8 inches
11.8 inches

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Depth

8.94 inches
7.56 inches

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Weight

2.96 pounds
2.38 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

June 10, 2013
June 10, 2013

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Announced (US)

June 10, 2013
June 10, 2013

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Original price

$1099 USD
$999 USD

Colors

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Colors

Silver
Silver

General Info

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Mfr. warranty