Intel pushes new category of thin laptops, Ultrabooks

Jos

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Intel has unveiled design guidelines for what they claim is a new class of laptops, which will combine thinner and lighter form factors with tablet-style features such as touchscreens and…

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Burty117

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Asus is on a role! producing the fonepad or padfone thing, now this little gem! hope its priced well though, i've been thinking of getting something similar and I don't want anything Apple branded but if its not it seems to cost more :(
 
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So, with the fall of ultraportable notebooks comes... ultrabooks?

Thin? Check.
Light? Check.
Less ports available? Check.
Decent performance? Check.

Methinks this is just marketing shenanigans. To me, I've always just seen the different categories as netbook, ultraportable, general purpose, and desktop replacement. Some get more popular than others at times, but the needs for all of them still exist. Ultrabook is still gonna mean ultraportable to me.

Not that it won't appeal to me. It's just a new buzzword isn't going to factor in.
 

mario

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That notebook does look really good. On the other hand the name 'ultrabook' is really really lame, let's just hope it doesn't ever catch on, what's next the 'überbook'?
 

mario

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@archean I don't know about `ubook` but even `lightbook` would have sounded a lot better. What does `ultrabook` even mean?
 

captaincranky

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That notebook does look really good. On the other hand the name 'ultrabook' is really really lame, let's just hope it doesn't ever catch on, what's next the 'überbook'?
@archean I don't know about `ubook` but even `lightbook` would have sounded a lot better. What does `ultrabook` even mean?
It means "uberbook" in English. Which in turn means "over book" in German. Or possibly "super book". There's always been a bit of contention as to what Nietzsche was talking about. Wait, got it....., "Das Uber Buch"!
 
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Intel should focus on releasing tablets, not just ultrathin laptops. It's essentially the same thing I know, bar the flip flip out keyboard but still they will have refine the whole tablet UI, tweak it to Win 8 etc. Even the mighty Intel can get raped by current and upcoming cheap ARM and AMD solutions that making their way into this ultra portable mobile and tablet market.