How we TesTed
The ultimate buying guide to ultra-books has been categorised into three individual groups-Professional’s ultra-book, Traveller’s ultra-book, and budget ultra-book. Each category was assigned certain parameters like powerful features, ergonomics and rich connectivity options for the professional, lightweight and long lasting for travellers and the most affordable ones for the budget category. In ergonomics, we checked things like keyboard layout, touchpad design, backlighting and ease of use etc. For measuring the performance, we ran standard benchmarks-PCMark Vantage, 3DMark 06, and Imtec Battery Mark. PCMark Vantage gives overall hardware performance and multitasking capabilities, while 3DMark 06 measures the CPU and Graphics workload balance to evaluate the graphic capabilities. The parameters, like lightness was concluded by comparing their weight, while connectivity was construed by comparing the number and types of I/O ports (eSATA, USB 2/3.0, VGA, HDMI) they had. Every reviewed ultrabook has been compared on the basis of price, performance and feature to award the PCQuest Editor’s Choise and PCQuest Labs Highly recommended using Brown&Gibson Method.