Technology is always on the move and the future looks bright for smaller, more compact, high performance laptops. At this year’s SHIFT event, ultrabooks such as the MacBook Air and Lenovo IdeaPad U300s came up trumps for 2012.
Hosted by radio personality, Gareth Cliff, SHIFT Ultra, a young adult speaker series hosted by Intel and Lenovo, agreed that ultrabooks will be the laptop of choice for the coming year.
Apart from its super-sleek appearance and high-end response times, Intel believes the ultrabook will come into its own with the youth market by giving users what they are used to on a laptop or desktop: a keyboard, mouse and the ability to “create” with greater ease, unlike other mobile devices, which are mainly used for consumption.
It is expected that at least 50 different models of ultrabook will debut at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in the USA early next year.