As promised, today's article will focus on purchasing a new laptop, what's available and which one may best fit your needs. As discussed yesterday in our desktop article, touch capability changes the landscape of laptops as well. While conventional non-touch laptops are still readily available, you may want to check out these new touch-centric ultra portable devices. They are called "ultra-books" and bring hi-speed portability to an all new level.
Dell UltraBook XPS12: Whether you’re browsing your favorite blogs in tablet mode, or answering emails and preparing presentations in Ultrabook mode, XPS 12 is built around your life. With the Intel i5 processor and 4gb of ram stock, this laptop has the power of a full desktop and then some. Shipped with Windows 8 to take full advantage of the tablet mode, while still offering you the more traditional desktop of Windows 7. Starts at $1,199.
HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook: With an Intel i3 or i5 processor, the HP Envy is as fast as it is sleek. What would make it even better? The price! Starting at just $649, it's the cheapest in this series of laptops. You can truly get the latest in innovation, for much less than the competition. Ships with Windows 8 and HP's incredible beats audio system for truly amazing music. Starts at $649
Samsung Ultrabook 13": The Samsung Ultrabook 13" features a 13.3" high-defintion widescreen touch-screen display for arresting images and easy navigation. Bluetooth 4.0 technology allows a simple connection to compatible devices. Shipped with an Intel i5 processor and 4gb of ram, you'll enjoy multitasking like never before. Starts at $749
Sony VAIO T Series: Sony's award winning Ultrabook has been given an upgrade with a touch screen option. Sony has always made some of the most reliable, speedy laptops out there and this laptop is no different. The brushed aluminum case had us at hello and the display is absolutely fantastic with its native 1080p HD resolution.
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