Laptop Buyer’s now have an increasing trend towards another niche that is slimmer and lightweight and is called Ultrabook. This term is mostly used by Intel for a new generation of portable PCs. They have got powerful Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, fast SSD storage and USB 3.0 connectivity. Moreover, other features like more battery power, security features, and rapid standby makes them distinguished gadgets among other devices. First Ultrabooks were equipped with Intel’s Sandy Bridge chips, but the newer devices have got the faster and lower-powered Ivy Bridge chips. However, the new machines are expensive. The manufacturers and developers are finding ways to cut down the prices with the updated chips. We have compiled a list of 5 best ultrabooks that according to us were the best in 2012.
1. Acer Aspire S7
Acer Aspire S7 is No.1 on our list with its 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch versions. The 10-point touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass is amazing and you can enjoy a1080p display. Its screen can fold flat in line with the keyboard and it is very lightweight and portable.
2. Sony Vaio T13
When it comes to a budget laptop, Sony Vaio T13 gets the lead. It is affordable at around just £680. It gives an outstanding performance. The battery life is about 5 hours. It is powered by a Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor, and offers a 4GB of RAM, and 320GB of storage. If you are a media person then it will be the best choice for you.
3. Lenovo IdeaPad U410
The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 is an Ultrabook that is manufactured for the multitudes. It weighs only 4.1 pounds and is slim. It is powered by a third-generation Intel core CPU and runs on the GPU from Nvidia. The design is great and it is an all purpose budget laptop. A 14.1-inch LED backlit screen gives you a remarkable display. It also offers an average battery life of 5 hours.
4. HP SpectreXT TouchSmart
The 15-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook is packed with some innovative technology. It is sleek at 17.9mm and weighs only 4.77 pounds. It is powered by Ivy Bridge processors and is the HP’s first laptop to use Intel’s fast Thunderbolt connection. Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements makes it a complete package for the tech lovers.
5. Dell XPS 13
Dells’ Ultrabooks are famous for their durability and portability. The XPS 13 is the most attractive and the slimmest one . You can select from either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The 4GB of memory and a 128/256GB SSD makes it one of the great choices.
So, get the Ultrabook you like the most and experience the power of computing.