Ultrabook! You have probably heard that name somewhere. So what is the difference between a conventional laptop and an ultrabook?

The ultrabook is a proposal developed by Intel that aims to offer laptops thinner and lighter than traditional laptops, but with a processing capacity greater than the current netbooks. The idea is that ultrabook can offer portability that tablets have, but with a greater range of possibilities.

According to Intel, for a notebook to carry the ultrabook name it must be 18mm or less in thickness for systems with displays less than 14 inches and 21mm or less for systems with displays 14 inches or more; some current systems are much thinner . It consumes less power, so extending the battery life. Ultrabook devices must offer at least 5 hours of battery life, with many meeting the recommended level of 8 hours plus in even the sleekest form factors. The ultrabook is ultrathin and ultra responsive, it has new technology that allow the system to wake within a matter of seconds.

Ultrabooks now are more secure, it comes with technology that make it possible to lock down an Ultrabook if it’s lost or stolen, and a hardware-assisted security technology for activities like shopping and banking. Most ultrabooks use SSD (Solid Disk State) rather than a spinning hard drive.

As you can see, the ultrabook is the "step forward" in the hierarchy of the laptops.

I hope I have clarified these little doubts about Ultrabooks. If you would like to check out a video about Ultrabooks please click here, or click on the link below to read more from the Intel website.


Another video from Intel below: