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Jan 20, 2012
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What to Expect from Best Laptops of 2012

Everything is in its best order for a gush in laptop sales in the year 2012, starting from lustrous Ultrabook designs to premeditated launch of Windows 8, the new operating system from Microsoft to extra-ordinary Intel chips.

You would know that Smartphones and Tablet PC are in huge demand, however do not forget laptops. There are some impressive ranges planned out for release in the year 2012 by the best laptop brands which are guaranteed to be lighter, thinner and faster along with longer-lasting battery life.

You might be out there in the market looking for a new laptop, or to upgrade your old one, however we’d advice you to stick with what you got for now and wait till some of the most awaited models are launched with the latest technology.

Here is something that you can expect in the year 2012 – Appealing Ultrabooks:

“Ultrabooks” is the newest ultraportable laptop brand trademarked by Intel for lightweight devices, sleek and slender in shape, are definitely worth the wait and sure to put the market on fire once introduced.

There are some 40 odd Ultrabook models to be announced this year with different technologies and functions. Some of the finest features would include certain security features specifically introduced by Intel, minimum battery life of 5 hours, less than 0.83 inches in thickness and restoring session back in less than 7 seconds out of hibernated mode.

Some of the popular Ultrabook models; the Acer Aspire S3, Asus Zenbook UX31E, Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, and Toshiba Portege Z835 that are already available out there in the market that you should consider. The HP Folio 13 is another Ultrabook model is expected to be released soon. There are some of the most favorable brand names like Sony, Dell and Samsung missing from the Ultrabook laptops which are already out in the market; however you can expect them to launch their version of Ultrabook in the early 2012 sometime soon.

You can expect more from this category of laptops once the IVY BRIDGE, next generation CPU from Intel is released. You will see that the Ultrabook laptops become much more alluring and reasonably priced with the help of Ivy Bridge’s performance and power deployment.

You won’t believe us but you may also see the introduction of rotatable screens along with flip down (like a tablet pc) transformation of Ultrabooks by the current year end. The introduction of touch screen interfaces in an Ultrabook laptop along with Windows 8 operating system could make it much more desirable than previous models.

You will find second generation Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs in a laptop today which will be replaced by Ivy Bridge next year. The name of the platform today is Sandy Bridge. Ivy Bridge will replace Sandy Bridge with minor changes along with faster and better graphics architecture, and manufacturing process lowered to 22nm tri-gate.

You will notice that Ivy Bridge from Intel will consume less power with similar or much improved level of performance resulting in improved battery life. We arnt too sure about the performance of integrated graphics for game playing and video watching, however you can expect improved performance.

The Ivy Bridge chips are expected to be showcased at some of the best industry trade shows with its enhanced features and date of release. You can expect the actual product to be available sometime in and around April 2012, integrated in the best laptop models.

You can also expect a launch of most awaited Windows platform ever, since the launch of Windows 95, which is putting a lot of emphasis on offering great touch interface user experience without losing the charm of using a keyboard and mouse.

Let’s just sit back and wait for the most awaited launches and releases of the year 2012 for best laptops.

Oct 27, 2011
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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Laptop Review

Digest: You might not want another laptop in the market; however the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Laptop is one of the best laptop on Windows platform ever.

Ultrabook is quite slender and light-weight laptop introduced by Intel to keep consumers interest intact in the pc sector. The IdeaPad U300s is a Windows laptop and the first ever Ultrabook for Lenovo, the company behind ThinkPad.

The light aluminum case is less than 3 lbs and only half an inch thick due to the unibody design of the Ultrabook which is easy to use or carry and deceivingly well-built. This laptop has a bright and vibrant 13-inch display screen with chiclet keys. Performance-wise IdeaPad U300s laptop has the best Intel Core i7 processor, and battery can get through the day.

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Laptop

Hardware specifications as evaluated are listed below:

CPU: Intel Core i7, 1.8 GHz

Memory: 4GB

Storage: 256GB SSD with RapidDrive technology (verified cold boot in 10 seconds)

Display: 13.3 inches; 1366 x 768;

Ports: 1-USB 2.0; 1-USB 3.0, audio, HDMI

Dimensions: 324 x 216 x 14.9 mm; 12.75 x 8.5 x 0.58 inches

Battery life: 8 hours real world; Rapid charge to 50% in 30 minutes

Weight: 1.32 kg; 2.9 lbs.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Conclusion: Lenovo has manufactured an exceptional and one of the best laptop as an Ultrabook. You will also get anti-theft protection application on the U300s to help recover a stolen laptop.

The IdeaPad U300s comes in two colors, the Graphite Gray for a professional-looking laptop and Clementine Orange for a flashy look.

The price tag of $1,195 for the IdeaPad U300s laptop is bit on the steep side with a Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. It is also available in a maxed out configuration of Core i7 processor, 4GB of memory and the 256GB SSD which is priced at $1,595.

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Laptops will be available sometime in November and you can get your hands on a cheaper laptop over at online retail stores as holiday season and promotions begin. Let us know your thoughts, if you happen to get one.

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