The peeps at Intel asked me to take one of the new UltraBooks for a try and while my initial reaction was something along the lines of I can't review a laptop to save my life, they assured me I'd love this because it was made for women on the go. Like moi!
Here's what I think of it (Ps: This isn't a tech review!!)
Basically, the UltraBooks are these super slim laptops packed with an Intel processor that makes them super fast. Neat huh? Well it passed the test from day one! Slim enough to carry in a sleeve or pop into any handbag and fast enough to avoid any tantrums mid blogging.
This laptop was made to be taken everywhere.
(Working at Make Business Hub where I hold most of my meetings)
As a blogger and a freelance PR consultant I'm out in meetings or events or working from one cafe or another most of the day, and my bag is usually heavy enough as I like to carry my life with me. So I need a laptop I can carry in a sleeve and still be able to feel my arm. This UltraBook weighs less than 1.5 Kgs, which is nothing compared to what I usually carry around.
(If a laptop can fit into my Marc Jacobs sleeve then it's a winner)
Another important thing for any blogger, which my own personal laptop sadly lacks, is an SD card slot and UltraBooks don't fail to deliver on that point. It's a simple feature that can easily be missed but makes a world of a difference for bloggers when we want to post something quickly on the go without having to connect our cameras or carry around extra cables.
(Blogging/working while in a cab, this happens way too often with me, the drivers have gotten used to it)
The most important feature of the UltraBooks, which even the non-techy people appreciate, is the speed, which in this case is thanks to the Intel processor. When I say super fast I mean you can go from blank screen to up and running in like 30 seconds. It's also doesn't freeze when you're trying to work 5 different excel sheets simultaneously! Another plus is the battery life, which I found could last between 4-6 hours.
It would be fair to say that as with most things there's always a flaw or two. In this case I found that the touchpad was a bit too sensitive for multi-touch use and could get a little annoying when trying to scroll up and down. Otherwise, I loved the laptop!