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Is It Time To Upgrade To An Ultrabook?

posted Jan 30, 2015, 6:25 PM by Ultimate Setup   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 6:25 PM ]

As mobility has become more critical than ever as laptops compete with tablets. However, when it comes to many tasks, tablets still can’t match the productivity a physical keyboard and touchpad provide. Ultrabooks, lighter and slimmer laptops without a DVD drive, seek to be a hybrid of both. Being light and relatively powerful meant that in addition eliminating disk drives and extra USB ports, they also had shorter battery life and cost much more than a standard laptop with similar specs. However, improving technology and lower costs make ultrabooks a more compelling option than ever for anyone considering a new laptop or tablet.

In fact a couple new ultrabook models were among the best devices overall at last years Consumer Electronics Show.  One of these, the Dell XPS 13, was just released and is arguably the best value ultrabook to date.  Featuring a 13 inch screen, the XPS 13 still weighs less than 3 pounds. Previously a laptop this size would have to have a slower than average CPU and still have disappointing battery life. The XPS 13 however, has the absolute latest Intel CPU while still promising up to 15 hours of battery life. The most basic version comes with 128GB of storage, twice as much as the typical tablet. It’s starting price point is just $799, similar most professional laptops, and has a variety of options for upgrades including touchscreen capabilities.

Anyone who has to transport a laptop on a regular basis is going to be familiar with the bulk of a laptop case. Before you add a tablet to your load, you might just be able to replace you laptop with and ultrabook and get the best of both worlds.

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