Ultrabook recommendations

Loki008

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I am looking for recommendations on an ultrabook.

I am coming from an older thinkpad x200 convertible. I got it just about 5 years ago and its been a great laptop. It still runs quite well with an SSD and I am fairly happy with it. However the battery is shot and that has got me thinking about buying a new laptop over spending the money on upgrades and a new battery.

I have been looking at the Carbon X1 however the specs seem a bit iffy for the price and i figured I would see if there are any other recommendations on solid ultrabooks to look at.

Ideally I would like to spend between $1,000 and $1,500 and I am looking for something with a solid build and a sharp display.
 

quiktake

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Macbook pro 13 inch, if you don't mind changing ecosystems. The Lenovo Yoga 2 or 3 are also nice if you want to stay in the PC realm.
 

Aurelius

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Yeah, I'd honestly look into the Retina MacBook Pro unless there are apps you have to use that are Windows-only. It's wild to get 9 hours of real-world battery life from something with a 2560x1600 screen and a regular-voltage mobile processor (so long as you avoid a battery hog app like Chrome, anyway). And the weight will likely be comparable to your X200, to boot.
 

Loki008

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I ended up getting the Cabon X1. I considered the Macbook, however I am not interested in OS X. Overall I've liked it so far. My only complaint is the active buttons along the top of the keyboard. I often find myself accidentally hitting them with the way I hold my hand when using the direction arrows.
 
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