Ultrabooks A Mystery To Many

The term Ultrabook is apparently not resonating with consumers and sales forecasts have been revised downwards - by half. The devices tend to be expensive too, but the main issue seems to be a lack of awareness of what they actually are. Ultrabook is an Intel invention; a class of slim, lightweight but high-powered laptop (think of the Macbook Air).

[caption id="attachment_5122" align="aligncenter" width="400"]macbook air The very skinny Macbook Air[/caption]

Ultrabooks by definition can only use Intel chips and hardware, and manufacturers must keep to Intel's specifications to be able to call a laptop an Ultrabook. Now, HP threw a bit of a monkey wrench in there with their Sleekbook brand - basically, an Ultrabook but using different hardware (e.g AMD processors instead of Intel). Confused? That's the problem.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="275"] An LG Ultrabook[/caption]

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