There is a confluence of both new computing designs and software experiences, thanks to the Ultrabook™ device revolution and the introduction of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows* 8. This year you’ll have more choice in feature, size, and shape than at any time since the PC was invented. Manufacturers around the world are designing a range of new devices that are more stylish, significantly thinner and lighter, last longer between charges, turn instantly on, and have built-in security features.
For details on the Ultrabook device, go to: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/sponsors-of-tomorrow/ultrabook.html
What’s specifically new this year for the Ultrabook device?
The full Windows 8 experience. Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and tablets deliver a full range of new, amazing experiences with all your existing apps and devices because Intel® architecture uniquely runs the full version of Windows 8. You’ll have access to the new user interface, start screen, live tiles, and apps in the Windows Store. And—because it’s running on Intel—you can use the applications you already own in the familiar desktop, such as your favorite Microsoft Office* tool and applications for music, photos, and work.
Touch. Some of the latest Ultrabooks have touch-screens, and when combined with a touch-friendly redesign of Windows, you get more fingertip options. Our research shows people will find it faster, easier, intuitive, and fun. Touch transforms the computing experience from work to play.
2-in-1 devices that convert from PC to tablet. Thanks to touch capabilities, device makers have gotten very creative in their designs. Why not have a full computing experience when you need to be productive and creative, and convert to a tablet when you want to watch a movie? Computers can now transform from clamshell to tablet mode via swivels, flips, Ferris wheel-like turns, slides, and more.
Thinner and lighter. The newest crop of Ultrabook devices are as slim as one-half inch and as light as 875 grams.
Better battery life. With the combination of 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors and Windows 8 power management features, the latest Ultrabook devices provide stellar performance and great battery life–many systems lasting 8+ hours. With features like App Suspension, minimized applications will be suspended, preserving the device’s most recent charge.
Instant on. When living life on-the-go, it’s essential to have a device that is ready at a moment’s notice. The latest Ultrabook devices are equipped with Intel® Rapid Start Technology so your computer wakes from hibernation in less than seven seconds.
ASUS Taichi* Ultrabook
With two screens that can operate independently and can be used simultaneously, it’s the ultimate taskmaster in a lightweight, sleek design.
Dell XPS Duo* 12
With the innovative flip-hinge design, this sleek device transitions from an Ultrabook device to tablet mode without compromising performance or style.
Lenovo IdeaPad* Yoga*
This flexible device features a 360-degree flip-and-fold design so that it can be used in either a laptop position or as a tablet.
Toshiba Satellite* U920T/U925T
This new touch-enabled device transforms from laptop to tablet mode with ease and features Gorilla* Glass for a richer visual experience.
A rugged 11.6-inch notebook beautifully designed for the touchscreen-era, it easily converts to a tablet with a single fold.
This convertible has a twisting screen
and can be used in four modes for easy
collaboration, sharing, and everyday hard work.
Sony VAIO* T Series Ultrabook—Touch and Go
The 13-inch touch-screen option combines ultra-portability with the convenience of touch, wrapped in a beautiful brushed-aluminum design.