Four Low Cost and Excellent Ultrabook options


Ultrabooks have now become an excellent choice for travelers and business people as they are sleek, light weight and compact. Ultrabooks offer SSD memory (at least partially) in order to speed up the Operating System load time and hence you can start working immediately. Ultrabooks offer an excellent battery life of 5+ hours.

With so many advantages, Ultrabooks offer an excellent mobile computing option. You can think of them as a utility based tablets without a touch screen, but with a keyboard!

Why then are Ultrabooks not flying off the shelves? Well, as you might have guessed by now, anything good comes at a cost. And Ultrabooks are generally more expensive than laptops/notebooks and tablets.

But recently, many companies have come up with various low-cost/high-performance Ultrabook options. In this article, we present to you four low-cost and excellent Ultrabook models that you can buy today.

 

#1 Toshiba Satellite U845-S406 14.0-Inch Ultrabook

Important Specs at a Glance:

  • Screen: 14″ (1366 x 768) HD LED backlit Display
  • Processor/Graphics: 1.7 Ghz Intel Core i5 (dual-core), 2.6 Ghz, 3 MB L3 Cache, Intel HD Graphics
  • RAM/Storage: 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB SATA HDD (5400 RPM), 32 GB SSD
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi: 802.11n, Single Radio (b/g/n); Bluetooth 4.0, Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps); 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x USB 3.0 Port; HDMI Out (1080p); Multi-format Memory Card-reader, No Optical Drive
  • Battery: Li-Ion 6-Cell Battery; Up to 7 hours and 53 minutes of battery life (as advertised by the manufacturer)
  • Keyboard/Speakers: Keys have LED Back-lighting for visibility in the dark, Built-in stereo speakers, Microphone, Headphone jack
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (Pre-installed)
  • Dimensions/Weight: 9.1 x 0.8 x 13.5 inches; 3.9 pounds

#2 VIZIO CT14-A0 14″ Ultrabook

Important Specs at a glance:

  • Screen: 14″ HD (1600 x 900) LED Backlit display
  • Processor/Graphics: Intel Core i3 dual-core processor; Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • RAM/Storage: 4 GB (Expandable to 8 GB) RAM; 128 GB SSD
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi: 802.11n (dual-band); Bluetooth; 2 x USB 3.0 Ports; HDMI Port; No Optical Drive
  • Battery: 6-hours Battery life (as mentioned by the manufacturer)
  • Audio/Video: 1.3 MP Front-facing Camera, Stereo Speakers, Microphone, Headphone jack
  • Operating System: Microsoft Signature PC – Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Dimensions/Weight: 13.3 x 9.2 x 0.67 inches; 3.39 pounds

#3 Hp Envy 4-1030us 14″ Ultrabook

Important Specs at a glance:

  • Screen: 14″ HD (1366 x 768)
  • Processor/Graphics: Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7 Ghz Processor; Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • RAM/Storage: 4 GB RAM; 500 GB SATA HDD; 32 GB mSATA
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n); USB 3.0 x 2; USB 2.0 x 1; Bluetooth; Wired Network Port; HDMI Port; Flash media (SD/MMC); No Optical drive
  • Battery: Li-Ion Battery, 4-5 hours battery life
  • Audio/Video: Stereo (Beats) Audio, Microphone/headphone jack
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
  • Dimensions/Weight: 9.28 x 0.78 x 13.38″; 3.9 Pounds

#4 Sony VAIO T Series SVT13112FXS 13.3 Inch Ultrabook

Important Specs at a glance:

  • Screen: 13.3″ LED HD (1366 x 786) Display
  • Processor/Graphics: Core i5-3317U, Dual Core, 2.6 Ghz, 3 MB L3 Cache; Intel Graphics 4000
  • RAM/Storage: 4 GB DDR3 RAM; 500 GB HDD, 32 GB SSD
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11n, Single Radio); Bluetooth; Gigabit Ethernet; 1 x USB 3.0 Port, 1 x USB 2.0 Port; HDMI Port; VGA Out port; Memory Card Slot
  • Battery: 4050 mAh battery, Up to 7.5 hours of battery life (as mentioned by the manufacturer)
  • Audio/Video: Stereo speakers, Headphone jack/Microphone
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Dimensions/Weight: 12.72 x 8.9 x 0.71″; 3.54 Pounds

As you can see, these Ultrabooks offer a low-cost alternative to many higher priced Ultrabook models out there. Frankly, there is no point in buying a very expensive Ultrabook or a laptop (for that matter) as you’ll be tempted to buy the latest model with the latest specifications, after just a few years. Buying a low-cost Ultrabook will enable you to buy the latest model whenever you want, in the future.

If you are living in the US, you can also explore the complete Amazon best-seller list of Ultrabook models.

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