Ultrabooks Set to Adopt Lots of Cutting-edge Laptop Technology Features

September 8, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Ultrabook is relatively a new phenomenon in the gadget world, where technology is fast changing and ever improving. It is only obvious that the ultraportable laptops incorporate much of the best of these technologies. It is being pointed out that Ultrabooks will adopt lots of cutting-edge laptop technologies, not unlike what Apple did to perfect the design of its MacBook Air.

Intel, along with the rest of the PC industry, aims to produce an Ultrabook as thin and light as the MacBook Air. The Ultrabook market share will jump up from under 2 percent in 2011 to 10 percent in 2012, stimulating renewed growth in the PC industry, said Kevin Lin, CEO of research firm TrendForce.

TrendForce has come up with a short list of the new technologies that the Ultrabooks will tap into. The first one is solid-state and hybrid hard disk drives. They may come in combination for faster access, or just one of the two. The Ultrabooks would pack lower power consumption RAM; a lower power DDR3L may replace the standard DDR3 and single memory modules will shift from 2GB to 4GB.

The Ultrabooks would use thin prismatic or thin cylindrical batteries, depending on how well the first Ultrabooks are received and the battery core supplies market. According to TrendForce, Ultrabooks will come sporting thin, low voltage LED display backlights. The thickness of the panel modules are expected to become less than 3 mm and the LED products should get subsequently thinner as well.

Intel has set aside a $300 million Ultrabook fund to drive innovation “to invest in companies building hardware and software technologies”.

The first of the Ultrabooks tap into some pretty impressive technologies – for instance the Lenovo U300s. The 0.6 inch thick Ultrabook boasts a “breathable” keyboard, which reduces heat and its RapidDrive solid-state drive technology delivers a 10.5 second boot time.

The upcoming Ultrabooks are bound to be better, achieving all-day usage through longer battery life, enabling innovative physical designs and improved storage capacity.

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