The ultrabook market is going through a new interesting stage of development. People start ditching their desktops and now have to choose between tablets and ultrabooks. The latter have numerous advantages, mainly in specs. There is hardly a tablets that can compare to a modern ultrabook with i7 processor and SSD on board. So, here’s my top 5 list of the best ultrabooks for ordinary consumers.
1. Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra, M-series
This laptop will be a good product for gamers, mainly because it has a dedicated graphic card and excellent multimedia specs.
The laptop has 15-inch display which is quite enough for work and leisure. NVIDIA GeForce 640M graphic card is something bigger than ordinary ultrabooks would normally have. So, if you are a game addict, this device is exactly what you should be looking for. The price is quite impressive – over 800$, but the ultrabook is worth this price. I’d give this laptop 8 out of 10 points.
2. Dell XPS 13
If you need something that looks like a premium class laptop and a powerful machine for business, you have to consider Dell XPS 13. io3 and i7 processors add more power to the device, which makes it super fast in combination with an SSD. A compact 13 inch super crisp display protected by Gorilla Glass – should you ask for more?
Well, there are a few drawbacks. There is no SD card slot. Also, the price of this device is cosmic – it starts from 999$, so, an ultrabook with i7 processor on board will be pricey.
3. Samsung Series 9
The Samsung Series 9 come in 13 and 15 inch versions and fantastic screens. In fact, you cannot tell a difference from the iPad screen, i.e. pixel density and viewing density are great. The build quality is beyond question. Light design and a solid performance make Samsung Series 9 strong competitors to MacBook Air.
4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
If you are a fan of ThinkPad series of laptops, X1 Carbon will be your choice. The device combines elegance and insane power. Add a touch screen display and you will get almost perfect business device. It’s definitely better than anything else you can find on the market, of course, if you’re a Lenovo fan. The price is high – $1,399.
5. HP Folio 13
If the ThinkPad X1 Carbon gained points for its fabulous touchpad then the HP Folio 13 loses points for its less-than-perfect interface. The HP Folio 13 is a well-built ultrabook with a good balance of performance and features with not-so-great touchpad and an average screen.
HP products have always been noted for their build quality. The HP Folio 13 is not an exception. This is an ultrabook that does look fantastic, especially with that marvellous LED-backlit keyboards. The price is quite moderate – $899 or even less if you are good at looking for best deals.