Who needs an ul­tra-book?

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Not ev­ery­one re­ally needs an ul­tra­book. That’s why you’ll al­ways continue to find those heavy-weight mon­ster lap­tops that serve as desk­top re­place­ments, the ul­tra-pow­er­ful and glit­tery gam­ing lap­tops, and even the tra­di­tional low-cost lap­tops that you can buy in the Rs. 30O price-range.

So the ques­tion now boils down to who re­ally needs an ul­tra­book. So, in this story, we’ve done a com­plete round-up of ul­tra­books, fea­tur­ing some 30+ of them for work­ing pro­fes­sion­als, trav­el­ers, and even the bud­get con­scious who as­pire to buy stylish look­ing lap­tops but can’t af­ford them.

Pow­er­ful ul­tra-books for pro­fes­sion­als – Pro­fes­sion­als from busi­ness and IT need pow­er­ful note­books and that is the rea­son why weak net­books fell short of their ex­pec­ta­tions. For the ul­tra-books to avoid a sim­i­lar fate, they have been mus­cled with the best and lat­est ma­chin­ery. In­tel’s Core i7 pro­ces­sor with 6GB RAM along with se­cu­rity fea­tures makes them not only ro­bust from inside but also on the out­side. Ul­tra-books use SSD for boot-ups and so in just 5 sec­onds it can be ready for use. The ul­tra-books are avail­able in 15 inches as well and their HD dis­plays are a sight. How­ever, most lack an op­ti­cal drive. Who needs them any­way?

Long last­ing ul­tra-books for trav­ellers- Work­ing while trav­el­ling has nu­mer­ous con­straints, of which a long last­ing bat­tery is the most crit­i­cal. A long bat­tery life is re­quired in smart­phones, tablets and note­books and now the same ques­tion is be­ing asked about the ul­tra­books. In re­la­tion to note­books, ul­tra-books have much longer bat­tery back-up. The Rapid Start Tech­nol­ogy from In­tel helps in fast wake-up and this saves power con­sump­tion when the ul­tra-book is in sleep mode. Some ul­tra-books de­liver more than 8-9 hours and that alone will make it a trav­eller’s com­pan­ion.

As­pir­ing Bud­get Con­scious Buyer - It is no se­cret that ul­tra-books are ex­pen­sive and un­til re­cently, most ul­tra­books started from Rs 60k, but not any­more. The higher pric­ing can be un­der­stood be­cause of the ground-break­ing com­po­nents be­ing used, but for an av­er­age buyer price plays a de­ci­sive role. Far from be­ing a niche prod­uct for the rich, ul­tra-book is now seen as a smart kin to note­book avail­able at a smart price.

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