Originally Posted by yonatann
I'm seeking ultra-performance 13'' (since I deal with heavy software development tools).
My core requirements are: 13'' screen, 8GB Ram, USB3, 720RPM disc, not more than 2KG (4.4 lbs), i7 CPU - and I would really be happy to see all these packed in stylish design. My budget is 1500$-2000$.
Any recommendation? I thought about the sony new S series, any feedbacks regarding this one?
I got the SB16 model recently & have been using it for a few weeks. Except for the i5 CPU it has basically the same specs as the one you want - very happy with it so far. Battery life is good, about 5-6 hours on stamina mode less of course if you go turbo. It's light enough to carry easily to my favorite cafe a few blocks away & the Wifi reception is excellent.
Doesn't get hot at all though I still have to do some serious gaming. Glad I have the dedicated graphics because there's a ton of pics & movies I've got to organize & process soon. My rig just has 4gig ram but it should be good enough to run Linux under VirtualPC while running a few Windows apps.
No regrets so far with this one though I"m considering the extended battery pack so I can cord free the whole day.