Top five affordable Ultrabooks


Are you looking for affordable ultrabooks? Here, you can find top five affordable ultrabooks of 2012. Most of the latest ultrabooks are now designed to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air. The good news for the consumers are that there are many ultrabooks available in market at more reasonable rates than Macbook Air.

2012 has been blessed with a lots of enormous gadgets in the tech world. Following the announcement of Microsoft's latest OS platform Windows 8; many manufacturers are making their laptops, tablets and ultrabooks compatible with this OS. Microsoft OS Windows 8 is expected to be launched on October 26 2012. Many consumers have a confusion about Windows 8 buying device with this OS. According to NEWS, a large number of different gadget categories are being configured on Windows 8 platform. As a customer, we always look for the best one at affordable price. Ultrabooks are now latest trends in slim laptops. The brand company Apple has dominated the slim notebook market with their MacBook air and now the MacBook pro with retina display. However, Windows 8 ultrabooks are now designed to compete with Apple slim notebook. So let's look at the top 5 ultrabooks with affordable prices.

What is ultrabook?


Ultrabooks are a new category of notebook computers with reduced size (less than 2.1 cm (0.82 inches) thick) and weight (usually less than 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) without compromising on performance and battery life. Ultrabooks offer more power because of faster processors and additional RAM with better storage capacity and larger screen size. These features have made ultrabooks more expensive devices compared to other notebooks.

Apple's MacBook are more expensive than other similar products, so many of the consumers are unable to buy it due to high price. In this situation, with the launching of Windows 8, manufacturers have produced their latest ultrabooks with features as in Apple Macbook with comparatively less price to attract the customers with lower budget. So, these ultrabooks are surely an alternative for the expensive Apple MacBook air. Here you can find some recent, reasonably priced ultrabook with Windows 8 OS.

Acer Aspire S3


Acer Aspire S3 ultrabookAcer Aspire S3 is the powerful ultrabook from the branded company Acer with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 2467M processor and 4GB, 1,333MHz DDR3 memory. It has 20GB SSD + 320GB 5,400rpm hardware storage. The device has 320x 216 mm dimensions with 17 mm height and 13.3 inch screen size, weighs about 1.33 kg. Acer has made Aspire S3 as their competent product to compete with Apple's MacBook air. Acer Aspire S3 is one of the most affordable ultrathin laptops in the market for a price of US $799.

Pros and Cons of Acer Aspire S3
Pros: It is a thin and light device, less expensive than other ultrabooks and also provides smooth performance. Cons: It is has a very short battery life, Chassis is made of low quality plastic, hard drive is slow, Stiff keyboard, viewing angle is limited and poor audio performance.

Dell Inspiron 14Z


Dell Inspiron 14 z ultrabookDell Inspiron 14Z is another regnant ultrabook from the branded company Dell with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor and 8GB 1,333MHz DDR3 memory. It has 500GB HDD, 5,400rpm with 32GB SSD hardware storage. The device has 348 x 241mm dimension with 20.3 mm height and 14 inch screen size, weighing about 1.78 kg. Dell has made this Inspiron 14z as their finest product to ultrabook market. Dell Inspiron 14Z is one of the most affordable ultrathin laptops in the market for a price of US $899.

Pros and Cons of Dell Inspiron Z
Pros: It is equipped with an attractive look, provides very good AMD discrete graphics, accurate touch pad with discrete buttons, high-quality webcam and a DVD drive.
Cons: It is affected by dim screen, average battery life and some keyboard flex and disturbing port covers.

HP Envy 4


HP Envy 4 ultrabookHP Envy 4 is another smart and stylish ultrabook by the branded company HP with an Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz) processor and 8GB, 1,600MHz DDR3 memory. It has 500GB HDD with 32GB SSD hardware storage capacity. It has 340 x 236mm dimension with 19.8 mm height and 14 inch screen size, weighing about 1.8 kg. HP Envy 4 is another one of the most affordable ultrathin laptops in the market for a price of US $802.

Pros and Cons of HP Envy 4
Pros: It has an attractive design with backlit keyboard and beat audio system at affordable price.
Cons: It has a satisfactory screen resolution, comparatively poor battery life and chasis of the gadget is affected by some flex.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310


Lenovo IdeaPad U310  ultrabookLenovo IdeaPad U310 is another smart and stylish ultrabook by the popular brand Lenovo with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor and 4GB, 1,600MHz DDR3 memory. It has 500GB HDD with 32GB SSD hardware storage capacity. The device has 333 x 225mm dimension with 18 mm height and 13.3 inch screen size, weighing about 1.7 kg. Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is one more most affordable ultrathin laptops in the market for a price of US $880.

Pros and Cons of Lenovo IdeaPad U310
Pros: It has captivating design with affordable price and good connectivity features.
Cons: Its screen has poor off axis viewing, no backlit keyboard is present, keyboard shows some flex and poor battery life compared to others.

Sony Vaio T


Sony Vaio T ultrabookSony Vaio TU310 is another affordable ultrabook by Sony with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor and 4GB, 1,600MHz DDR3 memory. It has 500GB HDD with 32GB SSD hardware storage. The device has 297 x 214.5mm dimension with 17.8mm height and 11.6 inch screen size, weighing about 1.38 kg. Sony Vaio T is the most affordable ultrathin laptops in the market for a price of around US $1000.

Pros and Cons of Sony Vaio T
Pros: It has a distinctive industrial design, good collection of ports and connectors at affordable price.
Cons: It has no backlit keyboard, not as slim as other competing ultrabooks, and battery life is also not up to the mark.


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Guest Author: Maria17 Jun 2014

My daughter has wtriten a children's book Darza the Little Dragon . She is in the process of turning it into an Apple App. It will be a puzzle, and kids can color the pages too. They can also record their own voice reading the story. She will need something to go out to schools to demonstrate this Apple App. Anyone know which is better for this? Laptop or Ipad?



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