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What's next for Ultrabooks?

Techstination feature for Thursday, July 26, 2012

What’s next for Ultrabooks?   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Chipmaker Intel has been a driving force behind Ultrabooks…no compromise notebook computers that are thin, light and powerful.     The push began about a year ago…although it would be pretty easy to argue that the original Ultrabook was Apple’s MacBook Air.   But what’s next for the category?   Intel ambassador Bryan Deaner says with the arrival of Windows 8 this year, there will be some cool new machines…

“So right now Ultrabook exists and lives a little bit more like a traditional PC in that it sort of opens and closes, right.  But this new category we’re coming out with , this new innovation, is around convertibles.   With convertibles you’ll be able to do things like open up your Ultrabook, use it as a more traditional laptop and then take the screen off and the screen becomes a tablet that you take around in the world.”

A notebook and a tablet all in one.  Expect to see them from a number of manufacturers this fall.  You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin. 

Categories: Computers