|Product||HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr Ultrabook||Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus||Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro||Sony Vaio Fit 14||Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 (Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz)|
|Price||$969.99||$1,299.99 to $1,540.91||$999.00 to $1,129.99||MSRP: $849.00||$1,499.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||5 stars||3.5 stars||1 stars||3.5 stars|
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The HP Spectre TouchSmart XT is a rare superslim 15-inch laptop with a touch screen, but for the premium price, it should include more high-end extras.
If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.
A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price.
The Sony Vaio Fit 14 is an all-around excellent laptop for the money that will satisfy the basic demands of everyday use for many people and look good doing it.
For those looking for something more than a feature-light ultrabook, the gamer-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is close to brilliant, and several configurations are currently available at a deep discount -- but I can't believe it doesn't have a touch screen.
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- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Sony VAIO F Series VAIO F - 3rd Gen Core i5 i5-3337U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM - 750 GB
- 14 in Hybrid Drive
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 - 15.6 in - Core i7 i7-3630QM - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 8 GB RAM - 1 TB HDD
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||Info unavailable|| |
13.3 in x 9.3 in x 0.9 in
15.2 in x 10.2 in x 1.4 in
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Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 i5-3337U / 3 MB Cache
3 1.8 GHz ( 2.7 GHz )
Intel Core i7 3 i7-3630QM / 2.4 GHz ( 3.4 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache
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13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
1600 x 900
14 in LED backlight / HD+
15.6 in LED backlight VibrantView 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
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