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Hybrid (laptop/tablet) choices...Sony vs Asus..help

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I really need some help...


I am looking for

1) Laptop that converts to a tablet

2) 15 inch screen at least

3) Full HD screen (ifpossible)

4) Slim and light, and sleek/stylish


I've narrowed it down to the Vaio flip (very sleek and looks good) vs the Asus Transformer (better specs & price but not as sleek).


Any advice/warnings/words of wisom would really help! If I had my way, I prefer the Sony i7...but the price difference is a bit of madness!


I currently have the Samsung QX510, and it's 4yrs old and slow now.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!





1) Sony Vaio Flip 15.5" - i5 version

$1,620 AUD


4th gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U (1.60GHz / 2.60GHz)

Windows 8.1 64-bit

Features: 15.5" Full HD IPS touch display (1920 x 1080), 8GB RAM, 750GB + 16GB NAND HHD, Intel® HD Graphics 4400, HDMI® out, USB 3.0, NFC, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 12


2) Sony Vaio Flip 15.5" - i7 version

$2,270 AUD (incl $130 shipping from US)


4th gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U (1.80GHz / 3.00GHz)

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Features: 15.5" over Full HD IPS touch display (2880 x 1620), 16GB RAM, 1TB solid state hybrid drive (1TB 5400rpm HDD + 16GB NAND), NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 735M with Optimus™ graphics (2GB), digitizer stylus, HDMI® out, USB 3.0, NFC



3) ASUS Transformer 15.6" TP500LN-CJ035H - i7 version

$1,300 AUD


15.6" HD LED Touch Display, Convertible

4th gen Intel® Core i7-4510U Processor, Dual Core (1.7GHz, Up to 2.7GHz)



NVIDIA Geforce GT840 2GB Graphics

Windows® 8.1


4) ASUS Transformer 15.6" TP500LN-CJ035H - i5 version

$1,100 AUD


15.6" touchscreen display

Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor, 1.7 GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)


NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 840M with 2GB DDR3 Graphics


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I'd certainly go with the ASUS i7, if it has better specs (which it seems it does, especially the dedicated graphics).  It may weigh a bit more and may not look as cool, but just remember how those non-wide screen 10 lb laptops were 14 years ago in comparison to anything made today.  Also seems like much more value per dollar compared to the Sony i7. If you're out to buy something cool and don't care about specs or how much it costs, go with Apple.

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