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Get broadwell or wait for skylake ?

Hello, just wan some suggestions about whether to wait for skylake or just get a broadwell laptop, im looking for an ultrabook with emphasis on battery life and portability

 

I have already bought a Zenbook UX305 with 8Gb ram and 256GB ssd for my brother, but ive used it for a while and while its really good, i feel that the core M isn't good enough for me as a user as i notice the lag quite often, im waiting for the HP spectre x360 to release in my region as it is the best now IMO for my budget as XPS 13 is too exp for my money 

 

So the QS is still, wait for skylake or get a broadwell laptop ? any suggestion for laptops is also welcomed but make it below USD 1000 and must have 8GB ram and 256GB ssd minimum

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Tech is advancing everyday. Just wait... forever!

Well u can say that but, broadwell was delayed and its lifespan will be quite short and skylake is just around the corner 

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Well u can say that but, broadwell was delayed and its lifespan will be quite short and skylake is just around the corner 

There won't be much a performance increase %10 from the IPC

 

 

 

 

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Well u can say that but, broadwell was delayed and its lifespan will be quite short and skylake is just around the corner 

 

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There won't be much a performance increase %10 from the IPC

Yeah but skylake's efficiency is even better than broadwell which equals better battery life 

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Yeah but skylake's efficiency is even better than broadwell which equals better battery life 

I would go for broadwell because I think that skylake is going to focus on the igup. 

 

 

 

 

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Hello, just wan some suggestions about whether to wait for skylake or just get a broadwell laptop, im looking for an ultrabook with emphasis on battery life and portability

 

I have already bought a Zenbook UX305 with 8Gb ram and 256GB ssd for my brother, but ive used it for a while and while its really good, i feel that the core M isn't good enough for me as a user as i notice the lag quite often, im waiting for the HP spectre x360 to release in my region as it is the best now IMO for my budget as XPS 13 is too exp for my money 

 

So the QS is still, wait for skylake or get a broadwell laptop ? any suggestion for laptops is also welcomed but make it below USD 1000 and must have 8GB ram and 256GB ssd minimum

I'd say, wait for Skylake and buy Broadwell for lower price. I don't think Skylake will that that much of an improvement.

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Yeah but skylake's efficiency is even better than broadwell which equals better battery life 

There is absolutely ZERO guarantee of that. All skylake CPUs have higher rated TDPs in the desktop range. TDP has been climbing ever since Ivy Bridge, with the exception of the pitifully-clocked Broadwell desktop chips, which are the lowest clocked i7s since Sandy Bridge (as far as base clock goes).

 

If you want to wait and see how it turns out, fine. But don't expect it to be a huge revelation... at least not until people get their hands on it and actually test.

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I'd say, wait for Skylake and buy Broadwell for lower price. I don't think Skylake will that that much of an improvement.tha

That's a good idea 

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There is absolutely ZERO guarantee of that. All skylake CPUs have higher rated TDPs in the desktop range. TDP has been climbing ever since Ivy Bridge, with the exception of the pitifully-clocked Broadwell desktop chips, which are the lowest clocked i7s since Sandy Bridge (as far as base clock goes).

 

If you want to wait and see how it turns out, fine. But don't expect it to be a huge revelation... at least not until people get their hands on it and actually test.

Umm, i'm talking about laptop CPU not desktop 

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Given that Intel's focus is power efficiency for a while now... definitely go for Skylake.

 

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Umm, i'm talking about laptop CPU not desktop 

Yeah. And if you read what I said, you'd find out that since TDP has been INCREASING across generations, it's likely that Skylake can be worse than broadwell efficiency-wise. Broadwell is for the most part worse than haswell efficiency- and heat-wise. I repeat: there is *ZERO* evidence that Skylake is automagically better than broadwell in the ULV market.

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Yeah. And if you read what I said, you'd find out that since TDP has been INCREASING across generations, it's likely that Skylake can be worse than broadwell efficiency-wise. Broadwell is for the most part worse than haswell efficiency- and heat-wise. I repeat: there is *ZERO* evidence that Skylake is automagically better than broadwell in the ULV market.

Okayyyy, if what u believe is that 'TDP has been INCREASING across generations' and 'processors aren't getting more efficient' well, i guess i wont argue with u 

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Hello, just wan some suggestions about whether to wait for skylake or just get a broadwell laptop, im looking for an ultrabook with emphasis on battery life and portability

 

I have already bought a Zenbook UX305 with 8Gb ram and 256GB ssd for my brother, but ive used it for a while and while its really good, i feel that the core M isn't good enough for me as a user as i notice the lag quite often, im waiting for the HP spectre x360 to release in my region as it is the best now IMO for my budget as XPS 13 is too exp for my money 

 

So the QS is still, wait for skylake or get a broadwell laptop ? any suggestion for laptops is also welcomed but make it below USD 1000 and must have 8GB ram and 256GB ssd minimum

skylake is going to be a bigger improvement broadwell doesnt really improve performance that much, so wait for skylake

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