Ultrabooks take on the mighty tablets
| by Naina Khedekar
Usually, but not necessarily, the top trends in the tech industry get quite clear at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which marks the start of the year for most of us in techville. Last year, companies made an effort to put their best foot forward with tablets posing with striking features and slick designs. Looking at CES 2012, ultrabooks seem to be a clear winner. The reason possibly could be that PC manufactures couldn’t really make it into the tablet space with their failing Android tablets and no one could come close to Apple’s iPad. If we may say so, PC makers decided to choose what they are adept at.
Feature packed yet light in weight
From international brands, like HP, Lenovo, Asus, and Dell, to local ones, like Wipro have tested waters on the ultrabook front. Intel also plans to look forward to the increasing demand for touchscreen devices, which could further flourish on ultrabook form factors. “The thin Ultrabook notebooks are just the first step and the long-term plan for Ultrabooks is to fuse together a compact laptop with a tablet. That means in a few years, an Ultrabook will most likely be a thin, lightweight laptop with a detachable screen that can be used as a tablet,” says Sandeep Aurora, Director, Marketing, Intel, South Asia.
So, where exactly are the ultrabooks heading? What can we expect from companies and how confident are manufacturers about the product as a whole; leave alone what they plan to craft and display on their store shelves? We asked some leading ultrabook manufactueres what they think. Here’s what tech pros at Intel, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and the newest entrant Wipro have to say.
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