At GDC 2012, we asked developers to share their thoughts and feedback on the latest in Intel® technology: the Ultrabook™ device. Reactions ranged from curiosity at the sleek, shiny exterior design to awe at the device’s sheer processing power and ability to offer a high-end mobile gaming experience. Additionally, a few developers told us that the fixed hardware specs were helpful as they offered consistent insight into how to design a game optimized for play on the Ultrabook device.
Many developers we spoke with were drawn to the Ultrabook device’s lightweight appearance. Todd Harris of Hi-Rez Studios believes it to be a competing platform for tablet technology, especially attractive to college students and young gamers who are increasingly using laptops to play games such as Diablo* III.
Overall, the general consensus suggests that the Ultrabook device succeeds in offering sought-after mobile computing and gaming while not diminishing the quality of the playing experience or graphics. This is attributed to the power of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family as well as to the great battery life of the device. While cool and flashy, the Ultrabook device proves its merit with a processing power and high performance that developers generally expect from only an expensive home system.
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