Ultrabooks vs regular laptops/notebooks :
similarities and differences
Ultrabooks have hit the technology market with a bang this fall,
being probably the most ‘’hip’’ computer devices of the moment.
They are slim, light, thin, fashionable and powerful and some
even say that they could become more popular than ‘’regular’’
In the following lines we will discuss the similarities and
differences between recently released ultrabooks and good,
old-fashioned laptops and we will also try to find out whether
these new ultraportable computers could revolutionize, as some
say, the technology market.
What are ultrabooks and what are laptops
Laptops, as probably all of you know, are personal computers for
mobile use and come in a wide range of different shapes and forms.
They can sport displays with sizes of between 13 and 20
inches and they can weigh anywhere from three to 18 pounds.
The most popular laptops right now are probably the 15-inchers,
which come with decent enough technical specifications to replace a
desktop in terms of gaming performance or running multimedia
content, but which are also light and slim enough to be transported
from place to place.
Ultrabooks, on the other hand, are more ‘’specific’’ portable
computers, being slim, light and thin, as well as powerful and
elegant. They sport screens of either 11.6 or 13.3-inches and they
come with low-voltage snappy processors from Intel, as well as very
Ultrabooks vs laptops-similarities
An ultrabook is basically a laptop or a specific laptop and
therefore the number of similarities between the new
ultraportable computers from Intel and ‘’regular’’ notebooks is very
We have mentioned the SSDs and the Intel Sandy Bridge
processors as ultrabook trademarks, but the fact of the matter is
that these can be found on a couple of laptops as well.
Ultrabooks vs laptops-differences
The number one advantage that ultrabooks hold or should hold in
front of regular laptops right now should be the portability. The
Acer S3, Asus UX31, Lenovo U300S and Toshiba Z830 all weigh around
three pounds, while the 11-inch Asus UX21 goes for even less (2.4
Secondly, ultrabooks come with great batteries,
capable of lasting several hours more than your usual 15 or 17-inch
notebook. The Asus UX31 and the Lenovo U300S, for example, can go
for well over six hours between charges, based on regular use, while
most of the regular laptops require plugging in every three of four
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