Ultrabooks: Netbooks, Notebooks and Tablets that will have users trembling with delight (Page 2) ( 0 Comments)

Ultrabooks: Netbooks, Notebooks and Tablets that will have users trembling with delight
(Page 2)

The Cheapskate



Lenovo’s IdeaPad U310 made its way out of the pack and was an outlier at CES as an ultrabook with a target price of around $700 among a sea of laptops priced at $1,000 and higher. Lenovo got the price down on this 13-in. notebook by using a hard drive with solid state cache instead of solid state storage throughout and by using a slightly thicker design, measuring 0.7 in. Still, it uses a glass trackpad, giving the cursor a MacBook Air-like feel. Look for the U310 in the second quarter.

The Oldie

 

Samsung’s Series 5 Ultra differs from the majority of ultrabooks with its DVD drive, which the company added in response to customer feedback. (The Samsung representative I spoke to described it as a “security blanket” for people who are afraid to abandon optical media entirely.) Nonetheless, the Series 5 Ultra maintains a slim profile of 0.82 in. thick. It’s launching on Jan. 30 for $899 and up.

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