Once again, Apple lead the way with the MacBook Air – a super thin, super light laptop that is as beautiful to look at as it is powerful. The cheap and
cheerful netbook is disappearing fast with most manufacturers concentrating their efforts on powerful MacBook Air wannabes. The recent CES technology show in Las Vegas was awash with models from the likes of HP, Asus, Acer and Samsung. In order to be classed as a true Ultrabook, the device needs to be under 18mm thick and have a 13″ screen, which is quite an extraordinary achievement considering the power that these machines can punch.
We are already seeing interest from NCS’ customers for these ultra-portable devices and expect this to continue over the coming year. In the past, you had to compromise between portability and power, but the new range of Ultrabooks run the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Ultrabook is actually a trademark of Intel so be sure to see AMD weighing in with their range of “Ultrathin” notebooks during the year.