Don't-Miss Ultrabook Stories
Ultrabook laptops, games, and HDTVs are likely to be hot this holiday season. And it's not too early to prepare for Black Thursday. Here's the lowdown.
Ultrabooks and convertible tablets will soon have everything from compasses and gyroscopes to GPS and accelerometers.
Additionally, Ultrabook laptops sales are doing well, Intel's CEO says.
Sprint has become the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer an Ultrabook, which is being sold with a 3G/4G mobile hotspot device at no added cost.
With Windows 8 expected in a matter of months and new tablets arriving, even ultrabooks aren't enticing enough to loosen pocketbooks.
Early models were expensive, with the best Ultrabooks priced well over $1,000, and the cheapest ones priced around $900.
The next wave of super-thin laptops--perhaps packed with these sexy features--is expected to arrive in the second half of 2013.
UPDATE: A Taiwan government office is warning local PC vendors of a MacBook Air patent that could be used in legal action to stop sale of ultrabooks.
The laptops feature thin aluminum casings, edge-to-edge displays with hardened Corning Glass, backlit chiclet keyboards and multigesture touchpads.
The Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks start at $679.99 and will be upgradable to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.
Microsoft's new Surface tablet looked good at its introduction, but questions about pricing, arrival, connectivity, and more remain unanswered.