What is an ultrabook?
Ultrabooks are thin and light laptops with Intel processors. That Intel part is key, since Intel coined the term, trademarked it, and works with PC makers to certify certain laptops as “ultrabooks.”
These laptops tend to weigh 4 pounds or less and measure less than 0.8 inches thick. Ultrabooks are available with screens ranging in size from 11.6 to 15.6 inches. They’re larger than netbooks, but typically they don’t weigh much more — and they offer far more computing power than a typical netbook.
Ultrabooks also have a few key features that set them apart from most other laptops, including:
- Either a solid state disk for storage or a hard drive with 16GB or more of solid state cache
- Quick boot speeds and nearly instant resume from sleep
- The ability to periodically poll the internet for updates even when the computer is sleeping
Intel sets a target price for ultrabooks at around $1000 or less, but some ultrabooks have much higher prices while a handful are available for less.
List of ultrabooks
Here are some of the most recent ultrabooks:
- Acer Aspire S3
- Acer Aspire S5
- Asus Zenbook UX21
- Asus Zenbook UX31
- Dell XPS 13
- Fujitsu Lifebook U772
- HP Folio 13
- HP Envy 4
- HP Envy 14 Spectre
- HP Envy Spectre XT
- Lenovo IdeaPad U300
- Lenovo IdeaPad U310
- Lenovo IdeaPad U410
- Lenovo IdeaPad U300S
- Lenovo ThinkPad T430U
- Samsung Series 5 13 inch ultrabook
- Samsung Series 5 14 inch ultrabook
- Sony Vaio T11
- Sony Vaio T13
Latest ultrabook news
Here are some of the most recent Liliputing articles about ultrabooks.
- NEC’s LaVie Hybrid Zero notebook weighs just 1.7 pounds
- LG Ultra PC notebooks get a Broadwell update, stay super thin and light
- Dell’s $799 XPS 13 ultrabook might be better than the $1299 model
- Hands-on: Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook with Core M
- Closer look at Lenovo LaVie Z: A 13 inch, 1.7 pound ultrabook
You can find more details by following our latest ultrabook news at Liliputing.com.