The PC is undergoing its most radical makeover since the advent of the IBM PC three decades ago. Ultrabooks and Windows 8 are leading the charge. Slim Ultrabook designs are succeeding where netbooks failed, delivering performance, battery life, and a full-featured computing experience. Today’s Ultrabooks—skinny, light laptops that Intel is pushing PC makers to build—represent the future of the PC. The following slides survey some of the best models of Ultrabooks now available.
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