5 Ultrabooks that you can buy right now, in India

Published Date
02 - Mar - 2012
| Last Updated
02 - Mar - 2012
 
5 Ultrabooks that you can buy right now, in India

To begin with, what are Ultrabooks? 

Simply put, Ultrabooks are portable computers running on an Intel chipset, featuring the portability of a netbook or ultraportable, and the power under the hood of a desktop replacement, which can get some gaming, HD videos and multitasking done without any hassles.

Intel has set up simple criteria for any manufacturer who wants to qualify their laptops for Ultrabook status, back when it had established the category, in May last year. These are:

 

  • The device needs to be thin, under 0.8-inches.
  • Lightweight, under 1.4 kgs.
  • Should have a battery life of minimum 5 hours
  • Should have quick boot-up times, instant-on and always-on standby modes
  • High overall performance

There are some drawbacks to the thin and light design however, and Ultrabooks suffer with the number of connectivity ports offered, and the lack of an optical drive.

So if you are in the market to buy an Ultrabook, here’s a list of the devices you can pick up off the shelves:

Ultrabooks

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

Asus ZenBook

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook

 
Processor

1.6GHz Intel Core i5

1.6GHz Intel Core i5

1.6GHz Intel Core i5/1.8GHz Intel Core i7

1.6/1.7 GHz Intel Core i5/i7

1.6GHz Intel Core i5

1.6/1.7GHz Intel Core i5

RAM
4GB DDR3
4GB DDR3
4GB DDR3 RAM
4GB DDR3
4GB DDR3
4GB DDR3
Storage
128 GB SSD

20GB SSD along with a 320 GB HDD

128GB/256 SSD
256 SSD

500GB Hard Drive Capacity with Express Cache 16GB

64GB SSD/ 128GB SSD/ 256GB SSD

Display Size
13.3-inch
13.3-inch
13.3-inch
13.3-inch

13 and 14-inch display variants

11.6-inch/13.3-inch

Display Resolution
1366×768
1366×768
1366×768
1600×900
1366×768

1366x768 and 1440x900

Graphics

Intel integrated HD 3000

Intel integrated HD 3000

Intel integrated HD 3000

Intel integrated HD 3000

Intel integrated HD 3000

Intel integrated HD 3000

Weight
1.45kgs
1.38kgs
1.34kgs
1.3kgs
1.8kgs
1.8/1.35kgs
Price
Rs. 69,990
Rs.49,990
Rs. 67,990
Rs. 89,900

13-inch: Rs.48,990. 14-inch: Rs. Rs. 54,390

11-inch: Rs. 56,900 &Rs. 67,900. 13-inch: Rs.73,900&Rs. 89,900

Please note: The MacBook Air isn’t classified as an Ultrabook, but its specifications fall on similar lines.

Sameer MithaSameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.