Are You Ready For The Re-incarnation Of Ultrabooks?

Have you ever discovered the difference between a laptop and an ultrabook? If the answer is a ‘No’, there is no need to be embarrassed about it, as it is really difficult to distinguish between the two. Ultrabook is usually, a bit thinner and glossier than a laptop. These are petty differences, which is why people mistake an ultrabook as a laptop. This is one of the major reasons behind the low sales of ultrabooks, since they have been introduced in 2011.

However, the developers have challenged that the ultrabook sales will be up by 2013, with the technological changes they are going to include. Although, they have not revealed all the changes, but there could be a few prominent changes that we can talk about. So, have a look at them.


Wireless Charging Technology for Smartphones

Wireless Charging

It is in the air that, if you have a smartphone, which is powered by Intel, then you can charge it without the need of physically connecting it with your ultrabook. This wireless charging technology is called “resonance”.

Voice control

Voice Control

Intel has revealed that they have joined hands with Nuance (a voice software vendor), recently at a developer conference. This has been done to provide voice searches, in the new incarnation of ultrabooks. This will render the users to control their computing devices, just by speaking to their systems instead of typing on keyboard and scrolling the mouse. It would be an entirely new experience for the users of desktop based systems.

This voice recognition software will be prompted by ‘Hello Dragon’.

Efficient Power Displays

IGZO Technology

Intel is in talks with a company called ‘Sharp’, to improve the display technology of their ultrabooks. Sharp will be providing the LCD display for their ultrabooks, which will make use of IGZO technology. Using this technology will enable an efficient consumption of power. This will, in turn, enhance the life of the battery.

Extended SSD

Intel SSD

Until recently, it was out of question to ship ultrabooks that have SSD of capacity more than 512 GB; it was because of mSATA specification and the format of storage that was supported by SSD. However, Intel has accepted that they are trying to enhance the capacity of SSD, by making it 1TB. Isn’t that great news!
The technical changes revealed by Intel, to up-rank the ultrabooks, are turning the heads of the users and everyone is looking forward to see a better generation of ultrabooks.


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  1. Posted November 28, 2012 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen one of those Ultrabooks from my professors at the university, and might I say, they’re sleek, lightweight, very neat by that way and very hand. It’s a good thing they had a comeback!

  2. Posted November 27, 2012 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    A very comprehensive blog you have about the latest gadgets. Keep posting!

  3. Posted November 23, 2012 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I am afraid I wasn’t too aware about the difference between laptop and ultrabooks. Thanks for sharing this useful info.

  4. Posted November 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad there is so much more to look forward to in terms of technology. This is the very first time I’ve encountered the Ultrabook; it sure looks nice and interesting but I can’t tell the difference just yet :) Thanks!

  5. Posted November 22, 2012 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    These technological advancements will most probably be well-patronized mainly because they all aid in better productivity :) Frankly, I’ve never heard of the Ultrabook but it sure looks stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Joy
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    It’s good to know that there is so much more that lies ahead in terms of technology. These are remarkable! Thanks!

  7. Posted November 22, 2012 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    This seems exciting. I have to admit I am one of the many who don’t know the difference between a laptop and an ultrabook.

  8. Posted November 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Nice article! Didn’t know that intel was in talks to develop voice control. Since their main focus was out of the mobile market and more into the laptop and desktop sector, I assumed that they wont bring in their own version of popular services like s-voice or siri. Back on ultrabooks, arent they for people who cant lug conventional laptops around or for those who go for look rather than performance ( im not saying ultrabooks dont have performance, but for their price larger laptops with better specs are surely available). Still, ssd prices have to go down and storage options increase for them to be replaced with hdds by the masses. :)

  9. Posted November 20, 2012 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    In my experience, FixYa is one of those annoying web sites that pretends to collect useful answers to problems, but which more often than not is full of people talking through their hats. Look up a common error message, and someone will tell you, “You’ll have to format your C: drive for that one, man.” The next guy tells you to buy a new video card, and a third suggests changing the batteries in the mouse.

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