What is an Ultrabook™?
An ultrabook™ is a high-end laptop, sleek in design but uncompromising in performance. The term ultrabook™ was coined by Intel, and the market continues to be dominated by devices containing Intel Core processors which give ultrabooks™ impressive performance power. Despite their slight frame, they have the capabilities of larger, bulkier laptops and some desktops. Ultrabooks™ are interesting creatures, as they cover a wide range of uses, have screen sizes that range from 13 to 15 or even 17 inches, and cover broad price ranges.
Originally surfacing in 2011, ultrabooks™ redefined the laptop market by impressing consumers with their stylish, lightweight design. Today, ultrabooks™ continue to dominate the laptop market, as the easiest portability becomes increasingly important to users.
Since their inception, ultrabooks™ have become more impressive in their performance capabilities. When the first ultrabook™ surfaced, the device ran the Huron River platform, which consisted of between 2 to 4 GB RAM capacity, a relatively short five-hour battery life, and between a 1.5 to 1.7 gHz processor. Since then, major improvements have been made to the platform. Ultrabooks™ now run the Chief River platform, which boast more powerful processors.
What to Keep in Mind When Purchasing an Ultrabook™?
It can be confusing to shop for an ultrabook™ as there are so many choices and options. Fear not, for this is a great consumer dilemma to face. One will need to consider price, performance, size and design requirements when deciding on an ultrabook™. First of all, select the price range within your budget. This should narrow down the ultrabooks™ you can choose from. Next, consider what you would like to use your ultrabook™ for. What tasks might you need to complete? This will determine what kind of performance capabilities you require from the ultrabook™, including what kind of core processor, RAM, battery life and portability you require. Finally, consider size and design. Ultrabooks™ are extremely lightweight, convenient, sleek and stylish, and many come with customizable design options to cater to your tastes.
Which Lenovo laptops are Ultrabooks™?
Lenovo offers a great variety of ultrabooks™ with many options and beautiful, trendy designs. Two impressive series offering ultrabooks™ are the Thinkpad X Series and the ThinkPad T Series. These devices typically weigh in at less than five pounds, making them convenient to carry. They vary in performance capabilities and the right Lenovo ultrabook™ for you depends on how you would like to use it -- although there is something for everyone. For more information on all the different models in these series, visit the Lenovo ultrabook™ page.
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