Introducing Intel Ultrabook™ – Part One

Recently, I’ve been tempted to get a MacBook Air Pro because of its light-weight and stylish look. But, since starting at Intel, I’ve been able to explore and play with an Ultrabook and it has changed my mind completely. The reason is simple: Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks are just amazing! Ultrabooks will be even more amazing when you add the touch screen capability of Window 8 later this year. Additionally, an Ultrabook comes with some other great capabilities like long battery life, light weight, instant-on and instant-connect (No more of those lengthier boot ups).

This is what an Ultrabook looks like

Now don’t get me wrong, an Ultrabook has many more features and capabilities, I haven’t just played around enough with it yet – but I will be doing so and will blog about it as I do. What I can tell immediately is that it is thin (less than an inch thick) and light weights. This really makes a difference as I now can carry my laptop anywhere and anytime. As, Linus Torvalds, Linux creator once said: “when I travel, I want to travel light. A notebook that weighs more than a kilo (about 2.2 pounds) is simply not a good thing” (Click here for the interview). As a new intern and a graduate student, I often find myself carrying a laptop from my desk to break rooms and meeting rooms, from one class to other classes and labs, while checking emails, collecting notes, and taking reports without connecting to the power since it has 7+ hours of battery life. In contrast, my old laptop did not have enough battery life and forced me to consistently work in battery-saving mode with a low brightness display and low processor power. The Ultrabook frees me from the need to stay close to wall sockets or adapters.

Well as “a soon to be” graduate student and new Ultrabook fan, the Ultrabook looks like a perfect fit for me. I’ll post more about the Ultrabooks as I start developing on it.

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Abdelghani Ouchabane's picture

It is amazing how it combines all features the reduced size, lightly weight without compromising performance and battery life. I really want to have one.

Jules Alfani (Intel)'s picture

My personal opinion is that both systems have a great set of features: personal preferences in terms of software and cost will be important.
However, one key difference I see is that many of the new Ultrabooks are shipping with touch.
That advantage is enough for me personally to be more excited by the Ultrabook.

anonymous's picture

Hey this looks great. Also has great features. This one comes across as promising. Question that comes to my mind is that will the Intel Ultrabook give a tough fight to Apple's Macbook.

anonymous's picture

Very impressive as is. I can't wait to see what windows 8 will do for it.

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