Ultrabooks are becoming more and more popular in the electronics market: these are the ultra-slim, incredibly lightweight laptops that are capable and extremely portable. Less is more for the ultrabook, which is designed to be capable of performing the necessary processes needed for work, viewing videos, photos, browsing the web, and more. While they can’t be expected to effortlessly perform high-demanding programs such as highly sophisticated photo and video editing tools, 3D graphics rendering programs and the like; they perform excellently for high-speed work virtually anywhere.

Tablet VS Ultrabook

The Ultrabook is the natural enemy of the tablet. Both devices are incredibly lightweight and capable of handling basic Office functions, photo editing, browsing the web, and more. As very portable devices, with just enough specs for performance, they are best recommended for business or as a dedicated device for virtual office control. Of course, they function quite differently: ultrabooks run full-fledged OS designed for PCs, while tablets run on mobile OS such as the iOS or Android and rely on apps to function.

The third category is a hybrid—tablet and Ultrabook, tablet-sized, compact devices like the Microsoft Surface Pro. It could run a full OS on a tablet-sized device (completely touchscreen, but can have its own sparse keyboard for more comfortable typing).

The Chromebook Pixel

The Google Chromebook Pixel (in its original form and the one with LTE connectivity) is definitely an Ultrabook that could hold its own well among the current standards of ultra-portable but with power performance. While its previous incarnations seemed absolutely skeletal (heavily dependent on cloud-based applications with not much interface going on when offline), the new Chromebook Pixel now boasts of specs that could be compared to the other top names in the market.

The Chromebook Pixel’s best form (the one that has access to ultra-fast LTE connectivity via Verizon) runs on a 1.8 GGH Dual-core Intel Core i5. With a massive 2560x1700px and 12.85-inch display, it certainly is capable enough to threaten even the indefatigable Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, with only 1440x900px resolution).

It’s ultra-light—only .64 inches in height, 11.7 inches in length, and 8.84 inches in width, making it extremely sleek and portable (it’s thinner even than the Macbook Air, but not quite as slim as the Surface Pro. But then again, the Pro is a tablet).

According to reviewers at top websites like Techcrunch, the new Chromebook Pixel has many similarities to the Macbook Air, among which is size and ultraportability. However, the Chromebook Pixel is more expensive than the Air, since its screen is entirely touch sensitive, much like the Surface Pro. Apple has yet to create an Ultrabook that is touch-sensitive.

Currently, there’s not much to say about the Chrome OS and how it’ll perform when pitted against other ultrabooks, but apparently, it has been optimized for finger-based controls and input. If you’re looking to get a lightweight, handy notebook to tote around to do quick work from anywhere, this could very well be the ultrabook to get.

Post via: Monique Jones