Desktops and Notebooks: Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer Offer Ultrabooks for Businesses

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-03-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ultrabooks, high-performance notebooks powered by next-generation Intel chips, are a major target for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, which saw its beta format release at Mobile World Congress in February. These sleek laptops made a splash at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and could revitalize a struggling notebook market that has seen sales cannibalized by the success of tablet computers. Ultrabooks are the less expensive Windows version of Apple's MacBook Air, which uses flash storage and boots up in 10 seconds or less. Typically priced between $700 and $1,200 apiece, Ultrabooks weigh between 3 and 5 pounds and have drawn the attention of manufacturers like Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Asus and Dell. For cost-conscious businesses, these notebooks offer the portability of tablets and slim notebooks with added power and performance features. Enhanced security features, long-lasting battery life and productivity applications have sweetened the deal for companies looking to deploy versatile mobile computing devices without busting budgets.
 
 
 

Acer Aspire S3-951-6646 ($799.99)

Acer Instant On resumes your computing session in less than 2 seconds and from deep sleep in 6 seconds, thanks to the 20GB solid-state drive (SSD) that stores the current PC state just as you left it.
Acer Aspire S3-951-6646 ($799.99)
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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