Mobile devices are getting smaller, faster and more powerful seemingly by the day. From Apple’s MacBook Air and Sony’s Z Series, laptop makers are in a race to the bottom of the weight, size and thermal displacement scales, and to the heights when it comes to processing speed, battery life and connectedness.
For evidence of PC makers’ passion for portable, just six short months after publishing its Ultrabook specifications, Intel (NSDQ:INTC) proudly announced that at least five machines had been designed, developed and were shipping under the spec, and that many more vendors had signed on.
By the time you read this, Dell (NSDQ:Dell) will be days away from announcing an Ultrabook device of its own, adding to its existing XPS line of small and light high-end ultraportables. The Dell Ultrabook device will reportedly be unveiled at CES 2012.
Ultrabook devices available today include the half-inch-thin Acer Aspire S3; two models from Asus: the 11-inch Zenbook UX21 and the 13-inch Zenbook UX31; a solid aluminum IdeaPad U300S from Lenovo; and Toshiba’s 2.5-pound Portege Z830.