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The big hit at CES this year was ultrabooks. Ultrabooks seek to bridge the gap between the functionality of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet.

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  1. 1. 14/02/2012 02:19 Guide the New Ultrabooks Guide the New Ultrabooks · Has at least a five hour battery life CloudTag: Ultrabooks , CES , battery life , technology Ultrabooks have these requirements to ensure that , Asus A2500h , A3000 Battery , Asus A31-f9 Batteries they are very portable devices, which is essential for the mobile worker. Another feature is the fast start-up time, which was inspired by tablets. This is accomplished by both flash drives and hybrid storage systems that pair flash memory with a tradi- tional hard drive. If you need more storage in your ultrabook, go with the hybrid. But if you can live with less memory storage, then go with the really fast flash memory. You’ll find ultrabooks screens range from 13 inches to 15 inches. Best Ultrabook Features So what features are the best among the different ultrabooks available? Most ultrabooks are designed The big hit at CES this year was ultrabooks. Ultra- with a touchpad, so make sure you test it out before books seek to bridge the gap between the functiona- you buy it. The touchpad should be able to do ges- lity of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet. They tures easily, such as pinch-to-zoom and two finger have a reduced size and weight, and an extended scrolling. Look for a keyboard with a backlight to battery life without compromised performance. At extend usability in low light environments. High CES, the prototypes included touch screens, a feature screen resolution is important — look for 1600 x not currently available with ultrabooks. So what 900 pixel resolution rather than 1366 x 768. Your makes a laptop an ultrabook? What are the best eyes will thank you. Since ultrabooks are thinner, ultrabook features? And when should you consider they won’t have all the ports and slots you might be buying an ultrabook? Keep reading to find out. used to in a laptop. If you need to connect a camera to your ultrabook, make sure you get one with an What’s an Ultrabook? SD card slot. Most business professionals will need an Ethernet port and video graphics array (VGA), An ultrabook meets the following requirements: so look for those as well. Weighs less than four pounds When to Buy · Weighs less than four pounds If you are an early adopter of technology (technology blog) , I bet you’ve already looked at the current ul- · Is no more than 0.8 inches thick trabooks available at your favorite computer store. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 Page 1
  2. 2. 14/02/2012 02:19 Guide the New Ultrabooks But if you are one to wait until technology proves itself, you can feel comfortable basing your buying decision on either lower price or touch functiona- lity. Lower price will probably show up around back-to-school season. Currently, ultrabooks start at around $800, but could possibly drop to $600 or less by August or September, making them around the price of or lower than laptops. If you want to wait for touch functionality, start keeping track of Windows 8. Once Windows 8 goes to market and is able to support touch, many providers will develop ultrabooks with touch functionalities based on the Windows 8 operating system. So are you convinced that you need to transfer over to an ultrabook? Related Articles: Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 Page 2