With the attention of the world focused directly on the tablet PC market in all its glory, it is of course rather difficult to be particularly excited about the old standard of the laptop. However, Intel is looking to remind consumers that such devices are still perhaps the most cherished and versatile of all, fanning the flames of the thought to be dying device market with a new range of lighter, slimmer and more powerful options pegged as ultrabooks.
Intel has made the prediction that up to 40% of all laptops in circulation by the end of next year will indeed be classified as ultrabooks, with Acer and Asus stepping up to competitions from Toshiba, Samsung and Lenovo. At a recent conference, an Intel spokesperson acknowledged that in this day and age the consumer will not be willing to wait around for laptops with less than desirable power and specs, but instead demand all singing, all dancing models or nothing at all.
The new Acer Aspire S3-9051 and Asus Zenbook have both been put through their paces recently and have been found to be quite incredibly responsive, powering up from their sleep settings in the blink of an eye. Both feature Intel Core i5 processors backed by 4GB of internal RAM and Windows Home 7 Premium.
The move by Intel is something of a natural progression, as the speed and power of mobile devices and tablets has all but surpasses even the best home systems across the board. As such, it has once again become a case of harnessing the very best attributes of all system options and putting them right into the hands of the consumer, or in this case, back onto the tops of their laps.