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    What makes an ultrabook not a laptop?

    Just got this emailed to me but some of these seem very laptop ish, but are being sold as ultrabooks

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    What makes an ultrabook not a laptop? Marketing.

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    Dimensions/processor type and lack of optical drives?

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    the "U" at the end of the CPU model mainly

    But most are sub 14" screens and very thin/light

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    Intel's approved branding.

    Some better specified notebooks (vaio Z) are not ultrabooks, but can be lighter, thinner and faster.
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    Ultrabooks are simply laptops without a cd drive with a £300 premium

    We buy acer TimelineX's and put an SSD drive in them. Job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Ultrabooks are simply laptops without a cd drive with a £300 premium

    We buy acer TimelineX's and put an SSD drive in them. Job done.
    Yep, you get less but you pay more....... [ and then even more when you want the optical drive ]
    Still people who purchase Apple stuff will know all about that......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Yep, you get less but you pay more....... [ and then even more when you want the optical drive ]
    Still people who purchase Apple stuff will know all about that......
    People who buy Apple stuff get OS X

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    People who buy Apple stuff get OS X
    That's their problem......

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    Re: What makes an ultrabook not a laptop?

    Marketing BS :-) that is the differentiation between most products. Hardware wise its all very similar, it's the marketing BS that separates it all. Pad, pod, book, slate. The hardware is effectively the same, it's the software that is a dead end or not. It's all kind of Zen, go with the flow and all that. Everything corp and manageable runs MS, RDP and active sync area still the answer, the difference is how the question is phrased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    It's all kind of Zen, go with the flow and all that.
    It's all MP3 players?

    [I actually have one of these]

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    Re: What makes an ultrabook not a laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    It's all MP3 players?

    [I actually have one of these]
    The Zen was one of the first, it concerned itself with openness and universality, look where that got it, brand and restrict the balls off it then you end up with the apple hardware and app store. Enough sheep pledge their undieing loyalty to them and the other major players follow suit with the same tactic, humanity as a whole seems to want to be subdugated, who are the profit seeking companies to argue, it's what the populace wants after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    humanity as a whole seems to want to be subdugated
    Loki, is that you?

    Loki: [To crowd] Kneel before me. I said… KNEEL! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.

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    Are Ultrabooks as good as Apple Macbook Pros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TecD View Post
    Are Ultrabooks as good as Apple Macbook Pros?
    Depends on the spec.

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