5 of the best ultrabook laptops

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With the release of the Macbook Air, Apple created a new class of laptop that was light, powerful and packed with a large battery that could last a full days work. A number of laptop manufacturers followed Apple’s lead by creating their own thin, light and powerful laptops. They called these laptops ‘ultrabooks’.

The ultrabook has quickly become a phenomenon with most laptop manufacturers producing ultrabooks. This article will list 5 of the best ultrabooks available today.

#1 – Asus Zenbook UX31

Asus has quickly built itself a reputation for producing high quality electronics at affordable prices. Their flagship ultrabook, the UX31, is one of the best ultrabooks available to buy today. With a 1080p IPS display, the Zenbook has the best display of any ultrabook available on the market. Great build quality and a thin, lightweight frame also mean that the UX31 is easily portable and capable of sustaining a few hard knocks. A quick SSD drive and a powerful Intel Core i-series CPU also ensure that the UX31 will handle Windows with ease.

#2 – Lenovo Ideapad Yoga

Lenovo’s Ideapad Yoga is a new type of ultrabook. Its 13” touchscreen can be twisted around to turn it into a makeshift tablet allowing for full use of Windows 8’s touch features. The Ideapad Yoga also has a large battery that can power the ultrabook for as long as 8 hours and an Intel Core i-series CPU under the hood, too.

#3 – Samsung Series 9 Ultra

Over the past few years, Samsung has become a tour-de-force in the computer electronics world. Their products have been found to be affordable, well built and well designed, and the Series 9 Ultra is no different.

At 12.9mm thin, the Series 9 Ultra is one of the thinnest ultrabooks available. Samsung has also fitted the Series 9 Ultra with a powerful Core i7 processor and a quick SSD ensuring that performance hasn’t been sacrificed to account for the thin form factor.

#4 – Acer Aspire S7

Acer’s Aspire S7 is arguably the most beautiful ultrabook available today. It is thin, light and well built with a 1080p touchscreen display that is sure to impress. As an added bonus, the display can also be twisted round to transform the Aspire S7 into a makeshift tablet. Long battery life and powerful internal components round off the package making the Aspire S7 one of the best ultrabooks available today.

#5 – Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon is designed for business. Featuring the iconic Thinkpad styling, the X1 Carbon is built to withstand punishment on the road. A brilliant keyboard and responsive touchpad mean that the X1 Carbon is a joy to work on and a large, rapid charging battery ensures that the X1 will easily survive a full days work. A large SSD and quick Intel processor also mean that the X1 Carbon will be able to handle Windows with ease.

Conclusion

Ultrabooks are perfect for computer users looking to purchase a light and powerful device with a long battery life. The 5 ultrabooks listed in this article are amongst the best available — keep an eye out for them when shopping to find the latest laptops at Tesco.


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