Ultrabooks in the Market That You Need to Know

Source: Toshiba Portege Z835 | Amazon

It appears that PC is starting to become outdated, especially with the release of ultrabooks in the market. Not to mention that Apple’s MacBook Air prompted notebook manufacturers to follow suit. These ultrathin laptops are succeeding where notebooks failed: delivering performance, battery life, and a full-featured computing experience. These are the future of PC that Intel is pushing manufacturers to build.

Toshiba Portege Z835

For $900, Toshiba Portege Z835 gives you Intel Core i3 processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, and Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64 MB to 1696 MB graphics memory. It also has 4 GB DDR memory clocked at 1,333 MHz, 128 GB SSD, 13.3-inch screen with HD TruBrite LED backlit display, and Li-Ion battery that lasts up to 8.28 hours.

Source: HP Envy 14 Spectre | Official Website

HP Envy 14 Spectre

The HP 14 Spectre features Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with Intel HD graphics, up to 8 GB HD clocked at 1,600 MHz and 256 GB SSD, and Li-ion battery that lasts up to 9 hours and 15 minutes. It also sports 14-inch Radiance HD+ Infinity LED-backlit display. All of these are packed inside a 3.98-pound ultrabook that costs $1,400.

Source: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A | Official Website

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

Costing about $1,400, the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A features an Ivy Bridge processor. It also resembles its UX31E cousin, although it boasts brushed, bronze-tinted, solid aluminum shell. It weighs in at 3 pounds and sports 1080p IPS display and excellent battery life. Other than its oddly-partitioned storage system, the Zenbook represents a near-pinnacle in Ultrabook design.

Source: HP Envy 4 | Official Website

HP Envy 4

For $800.00, the HP Envy 4 feature Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core i3 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14-inch HD BrightView LED-backlit display, backlit keyboard, and battery life of up to 7.5 hours. It weighs in at less than 4 pounds and sports Sleekbook with Beats Audio, dual speakers, and a subwoofer.

Source: Lenovo IdeaPad U310 | Official Website

Lenovo IdeaPad U310

This 3.7-pound ultrabook features Intel Core i7, Windows 7 Home Premium, 13.3-inch HD widescreen, up to 7 hours battery life, 500 GB HDD with 32 GB optional SSD, and 4 GB RAM. Its modest port selection includes two USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet connection, and HDMI-out port. The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 costs $719.20.

As the technology continues to age, more and more ultra-slim devices will be coming our way from smartphones to notebooks and laptops. This may just be the start of devices that are as thin as a paper and as light as air to hit the market.

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