Top five Ultrabooks at CES 2012


    Ultrabooks have been the special products of CES 2012, which is to wind up in Las Vegas on Friday. Around 20 Ultrabooks have been announced at CES. In fact, the concept of laptop has simply changed way for Ultrabook, an Intel standard for lightweight and high performance notebooks.

    Now it is all about Ultrabooks. Tech giants show off their products as Ultrabook even if they don’t meet the entire provisions to become an Ultrabook. Whatever, in our shortlist, we have taken five pure Ultrabooks here. These have been five best Ultrabooks on display at CES. It doesn’t mean all others are not Ultrabooks. Whatever, here we introduce to you our picks with short briefs.

    HP Envy 14 Spectre
    HP has entered into congested Ultrabook market with a high end product, dubbed the Envy 14 Spectre. It has been on of the much-hyped Ultrabooks at CES. The Spectre may be thicker than most of other Ultrabooks out there. But the notebook has grabbed attention with a palm rest and its Gorilla Glass covering on the lid to keep the device fresh always. The Spectre sports a wonderful high resolution 1600 x 900 Radiance display. More than everything, HP’s unique design expertise makes the Spectre a brilliant ultrabook. HP will ship the Spectre in the U.S. next month itself for a price tag of $1399.99.

    Samsung Series 9
    Samsung never waits a moment to join the trending technologies of the day. The South Korean technology giant has announced an awe-inspiring 13-inch Series 9 Ultrabook at CES. Though named Series 9, Samsung Ultrabook is entirely different from the original machine. Besides a new look and style, the Series 9 Ultrabook has a higher resolution 1600 x 900 display and SD card slot for memory expansion. It is remarkable that Samsung has designed its Series 9 Ultrabook without mimicking Apple MacBook Air like other companies. Samsung describes its Series 9 ultrabook as “the world’s thinnest and most compact premium notebook.” The ultrabook is pricier, however. You will have to pay around $1500 to get this innovative notebook.

    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
    The IdeaPad Yoga ultrabook might one of the much excited products of CES 2012. The 13.3-inch Lenovo notebook has a special capability to convert into a tablet PC, yes a large electronic slate. If you bend the notebook’s lid backwards, you will get a full-fledged Windows 8 tablet. However, Yoga is a complete ultrabook with the third generation Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor and other high-end components. More than everything, you will have Windows 8 on this ultrabook, which will come out by half of this year for a price of £1,199. The Yoga will be 16.9mm thick and it has 1.47kg weight. Its 13.3-inch display offers a higher resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.

    Dell XPS 13
    The XPS 13 is Dell’s key ultrabook at CES. The American computer maker has designed the XPS 13 with a mind-blowing design and it will come for a relatively low price of $999. The notebook is built in an aluminum shell and it features a backlit keypad and a comfortable rubber bottom. The Dell ultrabook will run on Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB hard drive and 128GB or 256GB solid-state storage options. The XPS 13 has only two USB ports, a MiniDisplay port and a headphone jack. Dell has scarified some ports for portability. You have no Ethernet and SD slot on the notebook. For network connectivity, you have to depend on Wi-Fi only.

    Acer Aspire S5
    Acer Aspire S5, a successor to the Aspire S3, has been yet another big Ultrabook at CES. The new version of Aspire has an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Thunderbolt port and a new design. The 13.3-inch display of the ultrabook offers better resolution. The device is thinner with 15mm and lighter with 1.3kg weight. “It’s a 13.3-incher that’ll check it at under three pounds, offering up Instant On functionality, a magnesium-aluminum alloy cover (in Onyx Black), HDMI / USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt (!) ports and an SSD for good measure. We’re told that it’ll start shipping in Q2 of this year, but other details remain under wraps,” writes Engadget’s Darren Murph.