UltraBooks: Should You Buy?

Ultrabooks, you know those extremely thin laptop computers that don’t possess a cd drive (usually) that are suppose to lead the way to the digital age? Yes, a lot of them are fantastic, lightweight, powerful, but are expensive. Rightfully so, you’re getting a lot of computing power in a thinly constructed machine that can handle some demanding applications.

Pictured above is one of the more popular Ultrabook models known as the ZenBook from ASUS. The price point for these machines begin around $600 and boast a minimum of an i3 processor with 4GB of RAM. While you can purchase a more “powerful” machine in a clunkier laptop for more bang for your buck, should you still buy an Ultrabook? Well, it depends.

If you’re an individual that travels a lot, takes your laptop wherever it may be, don’t work on demanding applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, then an Ultrabook will be right for you. Of course now, there are Ultrabooks that can use Illustrator, and Photoshop with ease. For example, here’s a link to the Toshiba KIRABook. There are also ones that possess a dedicated graphics card for gaming needs.

Final Verdict: Yes, you should purchase an Ultrabook only if you want a lightweight laptop and are on the move. If you’re one that uses a laptop as a desktop then go get more bang for your buck.


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