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Quick straw poll for best £1000 ultrabook

What's the lightest PC laptop new for 2018, at a budget of £1000? It's for business not gaming; battery life, durability and storage space are priorities.

Am replacing a much-loved Samsung 900X3C, which is five years old and running hot, presumably about to burn out. I spilled a cup of coffee on it, dropped it without cover on concrete pavements several times, and it lived. And it still runs like a Ferrari. Basically looking for a 2018 replacement.

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Since not everyone can get what you can buy.

Try the other way. List your 1000 clam ultrabooks here.

I think here we have too many to choose from. For me an ultrabook won't cut it. I'm on an Acer Predator today.

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Priorities

Mate, I'm not bragging about the budget. I prioritize, and don't have a car, TV, cigarettes or much alcohol, and have actually emigrated from the UK to a lower-cost country. So that I can afford things like a good laptop that isn't going to fall apart after 2 years, as all my £300-£500 ones did!

So the vote still stands. Ultrabook fans please chime in.

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Sorry but I see I wasn't clear.

This is a world wide forum so what I can get here for about that much may be models you don't have access to.

So try again but give up what models you were considering.

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World Wide Web and World Wide Forum

No worries mate, I buy and ship from 'world wide', including from the US and China, despite living in Europe. There's this really cool thing called the 'world wide' web that I sometimes use Wink

Top recommendations are actually pretty small, and tend to run in lists of 10 at most. Am looking at anything around 1KG, 13.3" screen at that price point. Right now the Asus Zenbook seems like a contender, but I'm interested in competition from HP, etc.

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My last HP was my last HP.

Long story, but HP lost me forever on their non-warranty on a new laptop just 3 months old. It took me that long to figure out it was defective. And not just busted but bad from day one. It was a design flaw and it appears HP can no longer correct design flaws. That is they just buy parts or the entire machine and market it to heck. Who needs that?
Long story at https://www.cnet.com/forums/post/e2f56129-a715-405f-a7fb-b59044e1165d/

As to Asus, we have laptops from them at home and office, will buy more.

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Great to know, thank you.

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