March is a big-time for notebook or laptop manufacturers and vendors, as the school year begins in the Orient, and many major models come out traditionally with student discount – but as times are bad and competition fierce : discount applies to all yippee ~ still, thin, light AND powerful models don’t come cheap but tried here to select those hopefully under W1,000,000 mark (prices shown are the lowest at larger On-Line discount outlets, so your actual purchase would be a tad higher)
but as Alexander The Great had the same ol’dilemma in that there were “too many Worlds to conquer”.. the laptop market is saturated with every mix-and-match combination you can imagine, in the age of larger iPhones and smaller iPads . while one rule holds ever-true : much more expensive if it is thin, light and powerful . ofcourse in Post-Modern techno-Korea onto the South : the term laptop has long-gone from people’s memory, as we entered the Third Millennium . so it is “notebook” and the old term still written (here) for Stone-Age surfers or search engines to follow path ..
the decision becomes much clearer when you set priorities . so here will limit to the new set of powerful inTel CPU’s in Core i5, using the latest integrated graphics of HD 5500, weigh well below 2kg.(Mommy, I want it to be 1kg though) mark and recommending a set each from 13, 14 and 15 inch LCD screen sizes for it really depends on what kind of work and/or living style you need or yearn for . as always, all hardware on this BLog circulates around popular products for resale value, for we are living at an age where you will probably stop using it long~ before the machine breaks-down or diddipates on its own through mere passage of time //
I do not set a list of manufacturers when choosing a product, to keep an open out-look, but time-after-time it comes down to two makers when considering a notebook or laptop for almost a Decade now . LG electronics often comes top, for their best bang-for-the-buck with latest technologies, as well as dedicated and easily accessible support throughout the Peninsula . then HanSung for offering slash discounts at the price of looking unbearably cheap -_- (how cheap ? at StarBucks : don’t sit at BlueTooth distance to a cool customer with a MacBook) I have never had the pleasure of using SamSung although a monolith here : as their thin, powerful ones were simply too expensive, while mediocre ones too common in look and availability . then the rest of imports neglected for notorious lack of support – one aspect you will absolutely need on such magnificent machines, packed in such a small dimension ! Thank-God we live in such an era ~
oops I can go on and on .. but back to the main story and the Winner is .. to the tune of the Academy Awards Ceremony for the Oscars this Week in Hollywood : The Legend of “inMin Air” – loosely translated as People’s Republic Air, for it is as powerful, thin and light as MacBook Air .. but from the Korean Peninsula, and has a (HanSung’s) star-logo so implicating the North – series which began before Christmas 2013 with U33X ForceRecon 1357Ultra, continues..
HanSung A35X ForceRecon 3457SH introduced January 2015 for 779,000
intel Core i5-5200U Dual 2.2GHz TurboBoost 2.7GHz 5th Generation BroadWell low-power – 13.3inch 1920×1080 Full-HD LED back-light iPS LCD panel – 8G DDR3L RAM – 120GB M.2 SSD ＋500GB HDD with no ODD – HD5500 graphics – AC wireless LAN – BlueTooth 4.0 – HDMi – USB 2.0 3.0 – without OS and does not support Windows XP – aluminum silver 1.8cm-thick mass:1281cc weight 1.46kg(without HDD)
HanSung U45X ForceRecon 3557SH just came out at the time of writing for W779,000
with same SDD＋HDD specifications as above but on 14 inch screen weighing 1.6kg(without HDD)
(most LG models are similar in design so a couple of photos above to share)
LG Ultra PC Gram 14ZD950-GX58K introduced January 2015 at W1,069,000
intel Core i5-5200U Dual 2.2GHz TurboBoost 2.7GHz5th Generation BroadWell low-power – 14inch 1920×1080 Full-HD LED back-light iPS LCD panel – 8G DDR3L RAM – 128GB M.2 SSD with no ODD – HD5500 graphics – Wolfson no-loss audio – AC wireless LAN – BlueTooth 4.0 – face-recognition – HDMi – USB 3.0 x2 – MicroUSB – independent keyboard – built-in Lithium Polymer battery – without OS and does not support Windows XP – magnesium white 1.34cm-thick mass:977cc weight 0.98kg.
LG Ultra PC Gram 15ZD950-GX58K introduced January 2015 at W1,077,000
intel Core i5-5200U Dual 2.2GHz TurboBoost 2.7GHz5th Generation BroadWell low-power – 15.6inch 1920×1080 Full-HD LED back-light iPS LCD panel – 8G DDR3L RAM – 128GB M.2 SSD with no ODD – HD5500 graphics – Wolfson no-loss audio – AC wireless LAN – BlueTooth 4.0 – face-recognition – HDMi – USB 3.0 x2 – MicroUSB – independent keyboard – built-in Lithium Polymer battery – without OS and does not support Windows XP – magnesium white 1.57cm-thick mass:1410cc weight 1.39kg.
– Wish, I had all the stars on the massive sky .. Korea Tech BLog –