Intel: Ultrabooks to get touch and other features, continue to provide more value than iPad, MacBook Air, or other alternatives
There is no doubt in most people’s minds that the Apple iPad is a good device. However, there are some who think that even the new Apple iPad is simply not good enough, despite what most reviewers say. That is when it comes to content creation and providing overall value for money. This is the opinion held by Intel product manager Anand Kajshmanan and Intel media relations representative Alison Wesley, who recently shared their thoughts with PCWorld on how the current and oncoming wave of Ultrabooks can best the iPad and even the Apple MacBook Air. Basically, it all boils down to the consumers’ want of choice and the ability to use a built-in keyboard, which are the primary drivers for Ultrabook sales nowadays.
If you look at an Ultrabook like the Asus UX31 Zenbook which is pictured above, you’ll see that it’s pretty much a complete MacBook Air alternatives with the added bonus of being able to run Windows and all of your legacy apps excellently. And the best thing about Ultrabooks is that they are still a work in progress–expect to see a lot of improvements with the iterations that are going to become available in the coming months. These include the addition of touchscreen displays, the use of other novel form factors, and the inclusion of sensors like accelerometers and other such things. Hit the link below for more from Intel’s interview with PCWorld.