3 New Ultrabooks of 2012
The latest and thinnest Lenovo, Dell and Panasonic ultrabooks
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The ultrabook is definitely the way to go in terms of laptop trends this 2012, with its market growing by leaps and bounds this year. Touted as the MacBook Air killer, ultrabooks are quickly becoming thinner and more powerful, a growing requirement especially for busy professionals who crave mobility and performance.
If you're thinking about joining the expanding ultrabook fan club, here's a list of three new ultrabooks in the market today, and rest assured they are some of the thinnest around too.
Lenovo IdeaPad U410 - For the fashion forward and trendy
Fresh from their collaboration with Singapore-based multi-label ERiiN for the Street Candy fashion show, the Lenovo IdeaPad has become a name synonymous with fashion. The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 features a book-inspired design and a wide range of colours.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 is literally as slim as a paperback book, measuring as thin as 18milimetres and weighing as low as 1.7 kilograms, ensuring maximum mobility. Despite its slim body, the IdeaPad U410 has a respectable level of durability thanks to its sleek metal exterior.
However, while the IdeaPad dazzles with its look, it is no slouch in the performance department either. Powered by a third generation Intel Core i5 Processor, up to 750GB of storage and a 1GB NViDiA GeForce graphic card, the IdeaPad certainly performs up to modern standards in both processing performance and display quality.
Click on the next page to check out the rest of the ultrabooks that are on our list, such as the Fujitsu Lifebook U Series and the Lenovo Ideapad.
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook - Energy efficiency with maximum portability
The Dell XPS 13 ultrabook has all the makings of a great notebook. The 13.3-inch ultrabook features an elegant edge-to-edge glass display and slim bezel, giving the ultrabook an ultra thin body of less than a quarter-inch.
The Dell XPS 13 packs a pretty mean punch despite its diminutive size. The XPS 13 delivers second-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, 128GB and 256GB solid state hard drive options, Intel HD 3000 graphics and a bright high definition WLED 300-nit display for outstanding viewing experiences, packaged in an elegantly-designed, ultra-portable laptop.
What we love most about the Dell XPS 13 however is its energy efficiency. Its 720p LED display provides unparalleled energy efficiency while not sacrificing image quality. On a full charge, the Dell XPS 13 can last an impressive nine hours. Furthermore, the XPS 13 features a quick wake up featuring, with the ultrabook requiring only a second to resume from sleep mode.
Click on the next page to check out the last of our latest ultrabooks on the list -- the Fujitsu Lifebook U Series.
Fujitsu Lifebook U772 - The world's thinnest ultrabook (currently)
Fujitsu is another late bloomer in the ultrabook game, having released their first line of ultrabooks only earlier this month. However, proving that it is better to be late than never, the new Fujitsu Lifebook U772 has quickly attained the status of the world's thinnest 14-inch ultrabook.
Measuring at a mere 15.6 milimetres at its thickest point, the Lifebook U772 also weighs only 1.45kilograms, providing unrivaled mobility and a no-compromise performance for the professionals on the go. Exclusively made in Japan, the U772 also features a 14-nch SuperFine, High Definition (HD) LED Back-lit display, ensuring exceptional image quality be it in presentations or video conferencing.
However, while its performance is suitably impressive, it was the U772's sleek look that caught our eye. The Lifebook U772 boasts exquisite craftsmanship and comes wrapped in a magnesium chassis that is both lightweight and durable. The ultrabook comes is two colours -- silver and red. Given the chance, we would go for the red, giving the ultrabook a look very similar to a sports car.