Ultrabooks: Are The Ultra Thin Notebooks

Makes the boom of Tablet PCs to create Intel. Differently than in notebooks competing chips with poor technique in the iPad, for example, not Intel processors into tablets is usually 2. To boost notebook sales, has Intel with the Ultrabooks devised a new device class and won many renowned manufacturers such as Samsung, ASUS, Acer and Toshiba for the idea. In the illustrated overview, you will find the most interesting first models.


Ultra against air

Ultrabooks are Intel’s rival to Apple’s MacBook Air: flat, persevering, light, elegant and yet powerful. The computing flounders will stay affordable: the upper end Intel wants $ 1,000, which would be equivalent to about 700 euros cheaper than Apple’s MacBook Air (1,000 to 1,600 euros). But looming already, that this limit for the manufacturer to comply with difficult is. Acer’s aspire S3 about rather is 800 to 1,200 euros depending on the facilities. A price challenge against the competitors but already exists: HP has brought a Ultrabook for $899.99 on the market with the Folio 13 recently in the United States. When comes the notebook on the German market, is unfortunately not known.

Ultrabooks: current models at a glance

16 devices Overview: Ultrabooks more characteristics of Ultrabooks

mass and weight has Intel the manufacturers specified. Ultrabooks should maximum 21 millimeters thick his and not more than 1.4 kg weigh.

Thanks to particularly energy-efficient versions of the current generation of processors from Intel (currently: Sandy Bridge, later Ivy bridge) Ultrabook batteries to last especially long for the smallest models at least five major even eight hours and more. Since conventional notebooks to keep up. Ultrabooks are quickly ready for operation, Intel promises. From deep sleep mode (hibernation) they are in less than seven seconds awake.
USB 3.0 and the new Thunderbolt technology provide for fast data exchange with connected devices, about external hard drives.

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Views: HASWELL incoming

according to Intel should be at the end of the year 2012 40% of all sold notebooks Ultrabooks. For the future starting in 2013, the company promises the integration of new processors with HASWELL architecture, the successor to Sandy and Ivy bridge. Thus the Ultrabooks will be even more powerful and economical: with Windows 8 more than ten days in the connected standby a sleep mode that every 15 seconds synchronizes data from email accounts and social networks are planned.

Processors in the Performance Test: Intel Sandy Bridge against AMD Fusion

AMD: What works the Competition?

Due to the protected brand name there will never be a Ultrabook with components of the competing chip manufacturer AMD. Mid-2012 the company wants to bring but similar to thin notebooks on the market, where low-power CPUs of AMD Fusion series are used. Similar to the Intel models to the chip processors and graphics units on a single component unite.