Modern, light, fast and with great autonomy. So is the Ultrabook, the new Intel-inspired technological commitment.
The Ultrabooks are the latest sensation to hit the market technological hand Intel, a company that has opted for these computers of reduced dimensions, lightweight (weighing about a kilo), and great performance.
The tactile system, the sensors, graphics, energy and performance are some of the features that differentiate these devices, along with its usability (reversible and versatile screens) and efficiency makes them so attractive to its users. So brands like Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, HP, Acer and Asus have also created this type of devices based on Intel technology.
The Ultrabooks are Intel’s bid to compete directly with its great rival, the MacBook Air from Apple. Thus, the U.S. firm chaired by Paul Otellini was the first to create a model that combines the benefits of a notebook with the versatility of an netbook, and cope with the rise of tablets.
With the slogan ‘Laptop when you need it, anytime tablet’ Intel (world leader in processors for PCs) decided to create in 2011 a new category of notebook systems with next generation processors. Their goal: to make models that share a number of common characteristics that made them unique and distinct from other technology products that were on the market.
A21 mm thickness not higher in the whole screen and not exceeding 5.
Metal housing that dissipates heat better.
Battery five to eight hours of battery life.
Solid memory HDD (SSD. Solid-state drive).
Intel low voltage (ULV).
Systems art security with automatic locking devices.
These features increase the mobility and applicability to daily activities. Some properties that are attracting many lovers (and users) of laptops and Merrill Lynch U.S. company forecast sales of Ultrabooks in 2012 would be 15 million units, up 7 percent of the total in this segment, and 50 million in 2013, up 20 percent.
Advantages of Ultrabooks
His fast start operating makes you instantly, thanks to Intel Rapid Start technology, so that changes from the active standby mode in less than seven seconds.
The power consumption is very low Ultrabooks resting state, when you e-mail, social networking accounts or various applications are updated automatically.
Security. In case of theft or loss Intel anti-theft technology as blocks and only the owner can unlock the system password. It also protects the owner’s identity by ensuring that websites that have been discharged and the social networks in which it participates know who it is when you connect.
Its touchscreen provides great precision and control. With the Windows 8 operating system improves compatibility, performance and flexibility.
Ultrabooks Intel has created also with the possibility of use in laptop or tablet mode. This means that the screen can be removed and as a tablet, so it increases the possibility of being used in confined spaces.
Also, the company has signed an agreement Otellini with the U.S. company also Devicescape whereby Ultrabooks will automatically connect to available wireless networks anywhere in the world.
The main problem that Ultrabooks is its price (average is close to 1,000) euros, but it depends on the brand, features and benefits it offers to its users. So, you can find devices on the market around 500 euros and over 2,000 units.
Also it is a system that is still in development yet, so improvements are being made in each new version that manufacture companies. Still, with the Ultrabooks has opened a new market niche that aims to reach “the lovers” design, mobility and high performance.