Re: S76 Lemur vs Dell XPS 13 vs ZR UltraLap430
I have a lemur ultra, I definitely don't consider it bulky. Its obviously bigger than the ultralap because its not an ultrabook, but its a reletively small, light laptop.
I don't find it to be ugly either. Definitely not the sexiest machine around, its understated, not ugly. I've had an excellent experience with it so far.
The ultralap 430 does look tempting though, I wish system76 had an ultrabook.
Regarding battery life on the lemur ultra, as long as you turn the screen brightness down you can get 4 hours easily. With a little extra tweaking in ubuntu you can squeeze out even more (I added a few pm-utils scripts, one to disable nmi watchdog on battery, one to increase the vm_writeback value on battery, and enabled sata alpm). Not the greatest battery life, but not nearly as bad as some of the things I had heard about system76 when I got the laptop.
Last edited by screaminj3sus; December 11th, 2012 at 06:40 AM.
Desktop: Windows 8 x64 | Intel Core i5-2500 | 16 GB DDR3 1333 | ATI 6950 2gb | 64gb Vertex 2/320gb/750gb/1tb hdd
Laptop: System76 Lemur Ultra | Xubuntu 13.04 x64 | 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5-3210m | 8GB DDR31600 | Intel HD4000 | 500GB 7200rpm hybrid hdd