Top 10 Best,Thin and High Performance Ultrabooks 2012

Intel has constantly evolved it’s processors and has lately has been able to develop ultra thin but high performance delivering processors.This Intel’s innovation has brought in a all new class of laptops in the market, The Ultrabooks.

Ultrabooks is an all new class of high end laptops that are less than 2.1 cm thin, and weigh less than 1.5 kg. But it’s essential that they deliver top notch processing capabilities and have high battery back up time.

Companies have launched their first versions of Ultrabooks and have seen tremendous success. A lot of you may argue that they are Macbook air replica’s but in reality they have some great unique features and lower price that gives them an edge over the Air.

Ultrabooks generally cost less than $1100 and here is our Top 10 list of the best Ultrabooks available in the market.

10. Acer Aspire Ultra S3 13 inch

Acer Aspire S3 was the first Ultrabook to come to the market, It has a 13.3 inch display and is powered by 2nd gen Intel I5 processor. Acer claims that this ultrabook gives a battery backup of around 8 hrs however under normal conditions it gives a backup of around 4-5 hrs. The ultrabook has well built ergonomics however fails due to bad mousepad response, poorly built hinges and bad battery life.

The notebook is currently available at a price of $799.

9. Samsung Series 5 Ultra 14 inch

Samsung Series 5 Ultra is possibly the worst looking ultrabook from this Top 10 list. The ultrabook looks bulky and not so premium. Series 5 Ultra is the cheapest laptop of the list and features Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor and has a 14 inch display. The laptop comes with 8 cell battery which provides about 6 hrs of battery backup and weighs 3.94 lbs. One good thing about this ultrabook is that it has a good number of I/O Ports.

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook is priced at $649.

8. Samsung Series 9 15 inch and

7. Samsung Series 9 13 inch

Samsung Series 9 was Samsung’s first Ultrabook to come in the market, it has a beautiful sleek unibody design, has a razor thin metal body which makes this laptop the best looking Ultrabook available in the market. Samsung Series 9 is powered by  Intel® Core™ i5-Processor and there is also the ability to upgrade the processor i7. The laptop has big comfortable keyboard, bright display and a great battery backup. All these features make this ultrabook in the top 10 list of best, thin and high performance ultrabooks.

You can get Samsung Series 9 at a price of $1399.

6. Dell XPS 13 inch

Ok, so Dell knew that they couldn’t stay out of the Ultrabook market for long and they decided to bring in their much thinner and lighter XPS model into the market, so that makes it clear that ultrabook is actually any laptop that is thinner and lighter. XPS 13 is based on Dell’s more bulkier XPS 15 model, it comes with 13 inch display which is bright and has great viewing angles. The ultrabook has Intel Core i5-2467M 1.6 GHz processor and 128 GB SSD Memory.

Dell XPS 13 is available at a price of $999.

5. Lenovo Ideapad U300s 13 inch

Lenovo Ideapad U300s is lenovo’s much hyped ultrabook. The ultrabook has a 13 inch display and comes with Intel Core i5-2467M 1.6 GHz processor. It has this Attractive Unibody Metal body, Intel WiDi feature, has excellent keyboard and great performance. Lenovo U300s is one perfect ultrabook that you can carry anywhere, it is light and thin, and it’s battery would last for long time. However we aren’t impressed with it’s poorly built trackpad and no SD cart slot.

The ultrabook is available at a price of $999.

4. HP Envy 14 Spectre 14 inch

Just when everyone was thinking that HP may just ditch the PC business, they have rolled up two amazing looking ultrabooks in the market (both feature in our top 10 list). This HP Envy 14 Spectre is an amazing looking, glass covered ultrabook. It looks different from other set of ultrabooks however one would require to handle it with care and thus isn’t really durable. But it has super high resolution display with great viewing angles, has excellent keyboard and touchpad. The laptop comes with 14 inch display and 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M processor with 128 GB Solid State Drive. However one thing that doesn’t goes in ultrabook is that it’s fairly bulky and heavy.

The ultrabook is priced at $1399..

3. Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A 13 inch

Asus Zenbook UX31A is the first of the second gen ultrabook to come in to the market. This ultrabook sports some extreme specs and give other ultrabooks a very solid competition. It has Fast 3rd generation Core i7 processor and comes with 128 GB Solid State Drive. This notebook has very bright and sharp 1080p IPS screen with wide viewing angles, greatly improved keyboard with backlight, Clear audio with Bang & Olufsen speakers. That’s not all the ultrabook also gives a battery back up of upto 7 hrs.

Asus Zenbook UX31A is available at a price of $1349.

2. Toshiba Portege Z835

Toshiba is known for it’s reliability and class. They were one of the pioneers in building laptops and since then have maintained their top notch quality. They have blended their best things into Toshiba Portege Z835. This highly durable laptop comes with 13 inch display and Intel Core i5 processor. Toshiba truly depicts what an ultrabook should actually be, Toshiba Portege is extremely light  and thin, weighing just 2.4 pounds. Portege Z835 has a 8 cell battery and gives upto 8 hrs of battery back up. The ultrabook also has plenty of I/O ports so that you could easily connect it with any other device. The best thing about this laptop is its price, its has some great features but is still  available for very economical price.

Toshiba Portege Z835 comes at a price of $800

1. HP Folio 13 13 inch

HP Folio 13 is HP’s latest entry into the ultrabook segment. HP Folio gives real solid competition to all other ultrabooks and laptops. It’s highly durable and reliable, and very solidly built. But one thing that makes this ultrabook stand out is it’s very economical price, its priced at just $799. HP Folio 13 comes in with 13 inch display and Intel’s dual-core, four-thread Core i5-2467M “Sandy Bridge” processor and Solid State Drive. These specs let this ultrabook give solid, top level performance. The ultrabook comes with 8 cell battery and gives a bacup of upto 8 hrs. It has a very comfortable keyboard and Ethernet and SD Card slot.

HP Folio 13 is priced at $799.

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