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Are you interested in Ultrabooks?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Sam Posten, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Sam Posten

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    I think that form factor matters. I bought one of the first netbooks and took it back to costco the same week. It sucked. I learned form factor matters but so do performance and execution, lesson learned.
    I wanted a Macbook Air gen 1 but couldn't afford it at the time, so waited till Gen 2 and I can say that the 13" MBA is truly the best computer I have ever owned. I use it as much or more than my Mac Pro and 17" MBP. Every bit of power I need, 100x the portability.
    I am excited to see this come to the PC world in a big way this week so those who haven't gotten on the MBA bandwagon will see why the form factor rules.
    Today's demo:
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/intel-demos-ultrabooks-with-multitouch-displays-games-using-an/
    CES Keynote tomorrow:
    http://www.livestream.com/cesliveintel
    We will see a TON of Ultrabook announcements this week.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/intel-75-plus-ultrabooks-coming-in-2012-50-percent-of-them-wil/
    Still trying to get a video of this AM's not-a-keynote, but here's a good, if skeptical, review:
    http://gigaom.com/mobile/intels-dilemma-whose-problem-do-ultrabooks-solve/
     
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    The flood of advertising will be insane. Think dancing bunny suit insane.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/10/intel-mounting-biggest-advertising-campaign-since-2003-for-ult/
    The best ultrabook so far (with a price to match):
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/redesigned-samsung-series-9-laptop-announced/
     
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    Rut roh:
    http://semiaccurate.com/2012/01/09/intel-fakes-ivy-bridge-graphics-on-stage-at-ces/#.TwxZbbHEzzU.hackernews
     
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    Dell's on board:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/10/2690272/dell-xps-13-ultrabook-pricing-release-date
     
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    It seems to me that the ultrabooks are going to be an accurate answer to the MacBook Air remains to be seen whether they have the style of these. One thing is for sure the price is much lower with the same capabilities.
    A brand that has always known class creating computers is Asus.
    I found the analysis to two new books in http://mixandbrowse.tk/ultrabooks-the-new-hype/ that seem to explain well with what we can hope level of equipment.
     
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    Remember Ultrabooks? Good times!
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/01/remember-ultrabooks-yeah-that-was-a-good-time/
     
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    Ouch.
    http://semiaccurate.com/2012/10/02/a-year-on-ultrabooks-are-a-worse-disaster-than-most-expected/
     
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    Why can Apple successfully Sell the Air at the same price and be successful?
     
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    Attention to detail?
    Using an OS that actually wakes from sleep quickly and reliably?
    Marketing?
    Battery life management?
     

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