In recent past you would have heard lot about Ultrabooks but have you ever wondered how they are different and do you actually need one. Ultrabooks are light weight machine which perform at par with other laptops but sports a sleeker look. They wake up from sleep mode almost instantly; they are fast and offer long battery life. So if you travel frequently then drop the idea of buying a notebook instead buy an Ultrabook.

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Technical Specifications:
Ultrabooks generally carry Intel Core i5 or i7 processors clocked at 2 GHz on an average coupled with 2 GB DDR3 RAM on an average. Graphics on Ultrabooks are supported via Intel HD Graphics. Most of the Ultrabooks drop Optical drives to keep their weight light and carry a sleeker look. These devices feature 12- 14 inches display, 500 GB HDD while some models may carry an additional SSD storage as well, webcam and other connectivity ports. Manufacturers like Lenovo, HP, Dell, Toshiba, Asus etc also offer touch screen laptops in Ultrabooks category. On an average these laptops weigh about 1.8Kgs and offer a battery life of 6 hours on an average.

Lenovo Laptops have been one of the fastest selling laptops and offer segregated series depending on the type of laptop. For example T series is for premium laptops, G series for everyday use laptops, S series for entry level Ultrabooks etc. Ultrabooks from HP and Dell are also quite popular. Here is the list of best Ultrabooks to buy this festive season.

Popular Ultrabooks
Lenovo Yoga 2 13 59 411008 Touch: This 13.3 inch touch screen Ultrabook is one of the best Ultrabooks one can get their hands on. This device runs on Intel Core i5-4200U Processor clocked at 1.6 GHz coupled with 4 GB DDR3 RAM. Graphics are supported by Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU. This Lenovo laptop features a full HD IPS display, 500 GB HDD and 8 GB SSD, Windows 8.1 OS, dual speaker and HD webcam. This laptop weighs only 1.66 kg, its folded height is 17.3 mm and offers a battery backup of upto 8 hours. This is priced at INR 55,000.

HP Envy TouchSmart 14 K102TX: This 14 inch touch screen Ultrabook runs on Intel Core i5-4200U Processor clocked at 1.6 GHz supported by 8 GB DDR3 RAM. Graphics on this laptop are supported by 2.0 GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU which means this is sure to offer good gaming experience. This laptop features 1TB HDD, Windows 8.1 OS, Beats audio with 2 speakers and subwoofers and webcam.

Asus S400CA CA165H: This laptop runs on Intel Core i7-3537U Processor clocked at 2 GHz coupled with 4 GB DDR3 RAM. Graphics on this laptop is supported by Intel HD Graphics 4000. This laptop sports a 14 inch HD display, 500 GB HDD and 24 GB SSD, Windows 8 OS, Waves Maxx Audio speakers and webcam. This Ultrabook weighs only 1.8kg and offers a battery backup of upto 5 hours.

Dell Vostro 3360: This 13 inch Ultrabook runs on Intel Core i5-3317U Processor spinning at 1.7 GHz coupled with 4 GB DDR3 RAM. Graphics on this device are supported by Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU. This Ultrabook features a HD LED display, Windows 8 OS, 500 GB HDD and records videos at 720 px via webcam. This laptop weighs only 1.6 kgs and offers battery backup of upto 4 hours once completely charged.

These Ultrabooks are available on offline and online stores. Prices may vary from store to store but these Ultrabooks are available at a cheaper price on online marketplaces. One may also find discounts and offers along with door step delivery, easy EMI option and various payment modes.

Author Bio: Priyanka Jaiswal
She is a tech enthusiast and currently works with FindYogi.com – a better buying decision platform for consumer electronics.