Tekkie Tekkie Muna (Aside from the tablets, phablets and smartphone, undeniably mas maraming pakinabang pa rin ang mga laptops), if you are like me who perfers functionality rather than just portability, I would settle for the thinnest and lightest laptop which could allow me to do more tasks rather than a small portable gadget that limits my work. So what do I do, I choose an Ultrabook instead.
The Acer Aspire S5, considered as the world’s thinnest Ultrabook and really looks as beautiful as expected — plus it performs like no one could ever have imagined. This Ultrabook has a spectacular design feature and an advanced technological breakthrough. It marks a great leap forward for users who are looking for a computing device that, quite simply, is a cut above the rest.
The Razer Blade is the thinnest/lightest 17″ gaming notebook in the world at 0.88″ thin. But how thin is 0.88″ exactly? Well, about 2 iPhone 4s stacked on top of each other.
Hewlett-Packard’s Envy x2 is a convertible hybrid PC that aims to fulfill both your laptop and tablet needs.
HP already released a clunkier version of this 5-7 years ago. Converted in a similar way and had a terrible stylus that got stuck in it’s holder. Hope this one is more stable than the original.
The Envy x2 is powered by a next-gen Intel Atom processor (Clover Trail) and has 2 GB of RAM, 64GB SSD onboard, has a smooth metallic finish and weighs at 1.41kg, it has an 11.6-inch screen having a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, microSD card slot located on the tablet half while the keyboard dock includes a full-size SD card slot, NFC support, 8-megapixel rear camera, while the front shooter is rated at 2 megapixels, speakers are cleverly concealed at the bottom edge of the tablet, and USB 2.0 ports and HDMI.
Interestingly enough, these laptops were previously known as CULV laptops (CULV stands for consumer ultra-low-voltage processors), but Intel decided, and rightly so, that CULV doesn’t exactly sound sexy to consumers. In fact, it doesn’t sound like anything at all. Voila, ultrabooks.
Ultrabooks marked the start of a new era in mobile computing. But while the term may be new, the laptops themselves aren’t a mutation of some sort. Intel simply put a new spin on an evolving category of laptops that are incredibly thin, battery-efficient, and use low-voltage processors. Under the watchful eyes of Intel and their set parameters for such machine, companies slug it out to meet or even exceed those standards while trying to differentiate their brainchild from the rest of the pack by adding their own personal touch.
Here’s a list of current Ultrabooks from 7 distinguished manufacturers and its respective pros and cons to give you a better perspective.