Lots of magnificent changes have come in the technology which changed the way we live. These days, people want more portable and compact electronic devices rather than large, bulky and heavy devices. To fulfill such demands of the users, the manufacturers first launched the netbooks, then tablets and now the ultrabooks. The Apple Macbook Air inspired Ultrabooks are the next generation laptops that are thinner, lighter, sleeker, faster and much more portable. They wake from sleep in just around 2 seconds and offer high performance at low price. The term Ultrabook is given by Intel also the company has trademarked it. Many Ultrabooks models have been launched and released by companies throughout the world so you might be confused which one to choose. Here is a list of the 10 best Ultrabooks (in no particular order) that you should consider before buying an Ultrabook.
10 Best Ultrabooks
1. Dell XPS 13
The XPS 13 Ultrabook is a great combination of finest materials and best performance. It looks similar to the Dell XPS 15z and Dell XPS 14z. It has sleek and gorgeous design. It is powered by the quad-core Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU and based on Windows 7 OS. The device has thinness of 6 mm and thickness of 18mm. It comes with a 13.3″ HD (720p) Truelife WLED display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It sports 1.3MP HD front facing camera, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4GB of memory and a 128/256GB SSD. The wake up and boot up time of this Ultrabook is only 1 second (4 secs from deep sleep) and 8 seconds respectively. There is a 6-Cell (47 WHr) battery that provides battery life up to 8 hours. Preloaded applications on device are Skype McAfee Anti-Virus, etc. It is available at starting price of $799.99.
2. HP Folio 13
HP Folio 13 Ultrabook is extremely thin (18 millimeters) and light (only 1.5 kg) device. It is perfect for the people who often travel from place to place. It has aluminum lid and the plastic coated body with soft rubber. The dimensions of the device are 18 mm x 220.2 mm x 318.5 mm. It is packed with the 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 Processor & Intel’s HD 3000 graphics CPU and runs on Genuine Windows 7 OS. It features 13.3 inches LED-backlit HD2 display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. It comes with 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM and a 128GB SSD. It is powered by 6-cell (59WHr) Li-Ion battery that has the life of up to 9 hours. For staying secure, the device has a TPM security chip. There is also HD webcam, a full-size Ethernet port, wifi 802.11b/g/n /, two USB ports, Bluetooth 4.0, a multi-format card reader, headphone/microphone combo jack and an HDMI output. The price of HP Folio 13 Ultrabook is $999.
3. Acer Aspire S5
The Acer Aspire S5 is an exceptionally superthin and stylish Ultrabook. It has glossy, black, brushed aluminium design with curved edges. The dimensions and weight of the device are 12.77 x 8.95 x .59 inches and 2.6 pounds respectively. The Ultrabook features 13.3 HD Widescreen CineCrystal LCD display with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It runs on Windows 7 OS and powered by third-generation Intel Core i7 processor. All the ports like HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt port are hidden in a motorised door: MagicFlip. It is equipped with Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB standard memory along with 256GB SSD and front facing camera. There is 2310 mAh battery that has 6.50 hours of life. Connectivity features of the device are Bluetooth® 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11n. You can buy this Ultrabook for $1049.99.
4. Samsung Series 5 Ultra
Samsung Series 5 is an ultra-light, ultra-thin and ultra-sleek ultrabook with grey matte aluminum finish. This ultrabook is available in two screen sizes: 13-inch display and 14-inch with same resolution (1366 x 768P). The 13-inch model weighs 1.42 kg while the 14-inch model weighs 1.84 kg. Both laptops sport Intel Core i5-2467M Processor and based on Windows 7 Operating system. They have 1.3MP HD webcam and Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics. They include 4GB standard memory and 128GB/256GB SSD/a 500GB hard drive. Connectivity features are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0, WiDi and Wired Ethernet LAN. Other features of the devices are HDMI port, three USB Ports, Headphone/MIC combo, 4 W Stereo Speaker (2 W x 2) and 4-in-1 Multi Card Slot (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC). The 13-inch model comes with a price tag of Rs. 48,900 and the 14 inch model is available for Rs. 54,300.
5. Sony VAIO T13
Sony VAIO T13 has a sleek aluminum chassis with icy, stylish silver shade. It is the first Ultrabook of the company. This Ultrabook is powered with 3rd generation Core i5 processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000 as well runs on Windows 8 OS. It sports 13-inch TFT colour display with a standard of 1366 x 768P. Its thickness is 17.8mm and weight is 1.6kg. It is equipped with 4GB of RAM, 500 GB hard drive. There is a 1.31 megapixels HD front facing camera which is powered by “Exmor for PC”. You can also find a Memory Card Slot to expand the memory. IT features VGP-BPS30 Lithium-ion battery that has up to 4.5 hours of life. Other features of the device are an Ethernet jack, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, VGA port, a card reader, HDMI out, a USB 2.0, a 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 4.0 and a USB 3.0 connection. It is available in the market for $787.
6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
This thin and sleek Ultrabook has matte finish and carbon fiber chassis. It is the 2nd Ultrabook that is made from a carbon fiber. It got its name “Carbon” from the built-in carbon fiber used in the device. The device is powered by Intel Core i5 3427U processor & Intel HD4000 and based on Windows OS. The dimensions and weight of the device are 331.0mm x 226.0mm x 18.9mm and 1.36 kgs. It is equipped with 14-inch HD+ Anti-Glare display with resolution of 1600 x 900. It sports 720p HD front facing camera, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD drive. Connectivity features are two USB ports, a mini-DisplayPort, 4-in-1 SD Card Reader and Bluetooth 4.0. This Ultrabook comes with a starting price of $1,124.10.
7. HP Envy 14 Spectre
HP Envy 14 Spectre, a “Premium Ultrabook” has sleek design with an unmatched use of glass (inside and out). It is perfect for the people who want something extraordinary. It has 20 millimeters of thickness and 4 pounds of weight. It runs on Windows 7 Operating system and has Intel Core i5 & i7 ULV Processors along with 4GB/8GB of RAM. It features 14-inch LED backlit display with 1600 x 900 pixels resolution. It is available with a 256GB/128GB SSD internal hard drive for lightning-fast performance. There is a HP TrueVision HD front facing camera, Mini DisplayPort, a USB 3.0 port and a microphone-in/headphone stereo-out jack combo. It includes a long-lasting battery that can go up to 9.5 hours without recharging. You can purchase the HP Envy 14 Spectre with a starting price of $1,399.99.
8. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 ultrabook is a blend an ultrabook productivity and the touch experience of a tablet. The screen of the device flips 360° into 4 modes, which offers the flexibility between work and play. It is first multimode ultrabook in the world with 360° flip design. It is powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i7, i5 & i3 processor with 4GB or 8GB RAM and Windows 8 OS. It measures 333.4 x 224.8 x 16.9 mm and weighs 1.54 kgs. It is equipped with a 13.3″ IPS capacitive multitouch display with a resolution of 1600x900P. It is available with 128GB SSD and 256GB will be added soon. This ultrabook offers the battery life of up to 8 hours. Other features of the device are 1.0MP 720p HD webcam, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth, 2 USB ports, Combo jack, a HDMI port and 2-in-1 card reader. It comes with a starting price of $999.
9. Toshiba Satellite Z830
Toshiba Satellite Z830 is an ultra slim and light ultrabook. Its compact design makes it versatile and a great device to take around with you. This premium ultrabook measures 316 x 227 x 14.9/15.9 mm and weighs 1.12kg. It is powered by 2nd-generation Intel Core i3-2367M processor along with Intel Hyper-Threading technology and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology. It is based on Genuine Windows 7 Operating system. It is equipped with 13.3” HD display with 1366 x 768 P of resolution. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. Other features of the device are HD front facing camera, integrated Ethernet LAN, headphone port, 802.11 a/g/n Wireless LAN, three USB ports Bluetooth V3.0 +HS, 2 memory slots, external microphone port HDMI port and VGA port. The Toshiba Satellite Z830 comes with a price tag of $899.
10. Gigabyte X11
It is the world’s lightest Ultrabook (just 975g) thanks to high-tech carbon fiber materials and excellent design capabilities. The device is very slim, measuring just 16.5mm at its thickest part and just 3mm at its thinnest part. The unique diamond weaving technique is used to make this ultrabook along with transparent or black paint coating. It features 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 & i7 Processors and based on Windows 7& 8 OS. It also includes Intel Anti-Theft Technology, Intel Rapid Start technology and Intel Identity Protection Technology. It comes with 11.6-inch LED backlight display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. There is 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. The device has 1.3 MP webcam and 35Wh Li-Polymer battery. Connectivity features are microphone, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth V4.0, Combo Audio Jack, Micro SD slot and two USB ports. You can buy it with a price tag of £999.