Intel and Microsoft will challenge Apple’s market share with their upcoming Windows 8 Ultrabooks and here’s why
Ultrabooks Are More Consumer Friendly
Ultrabooks, in their very design are meant to be powerful yet very thin and portable — the magic combination that almost every pc user wants in their mobile device. With the advent of Windows 8 in 2012 that will also be combined with a next-gen OS that puts “touch first”.
With the low resource demands of the new Metro touch UI on Windows 8 and the over all performance tweaks that have gone in to the new OS — the new age processors will allow for very snappy performance on current and future Ultrabook models that will run Windows 8.
There’s also instant turn on and the heightened security that makes no assumptions about the user’s ability to maintain a secure environment. Security improvements include low level features like a hardened boot environment that verifies digital signatures before allowing a system to boot and also built in security that comes with the OS itself. Microsoft has finally stepped up to the challenge of taking built in security seriously on Windows8.
Thanks to the tight resource management on Windows 8, Ultrabooks will also have extra long battery life that go beyond the current range of 7-8 hours. This is also going to be because of Intel’s next generation Core series processors code named Cedar Trail that are going to have similar or slightly better processing powers a drastically reduced battery consumption.
And the best part is that there’s no compromise with the size. These will come in full size models like 15 and 17 inch and will be able to run full HD along with the advantage of having a full keyboard. So when it comes to a solution for the consumer — it has basically everything that a modern user needs.