Best Windows 7 Powered Ultrabooks of 2011


No matter what the pundits say about the Tablets and Smartphones, the laptops do not seem to be a thing of past, at least in the foreseeable future. And if we talk about the ultra-books, they are the new way the laptops will be deemed in the coming time. This year has seen many ultra-books and in this column we will discuss the top four ultra-books of the market today.

1. Acer Aspire S3

First in the list comes the Acer Aspire S3. Acer Aspire S3 is a size zero laptop which is as efficient as any laptop available in the market. Yes, the Acer Aspire S3 has excellent looks, that is conspicuous; but its growing demand in the market is the proof of its utility. Let us try to find out what has the ultra-book got in the body.

Acer Aspire S3

The Aspire S3 has got the second gen Intel 13/i5/i7 processor which clocks 1.6GHz and to support the processor there is 4GB RAM. It runs the Windows 7 Operating System. If the Storage capacity is questioned, then it has 320GB of storage capacity on board.

The 13.3 inch screen of the Aspire S3 has a resolution of 1366x768p resolution. It has got a 3 cell Li-polymer battery that is capable of providing the user with an 8 hours’ work time. In the connectivity segment it has 2-USB 2.0 ports. It has 2-in 1 Digital Media Card reader. That is not all, folks, Acer Aspire S3 has two built in Acer 3D sonic stereo speakers and a 1.3 MP Webcam.

With a price tag of $899, it has got all the feature to become the ultimate fantasy of the gadget lover. What say dear readers!?

2. Samsung Series 9

The Samsung Series 9 Notebook is second in the list. This ultra-light notebook is made with the same material as an advanced aircraft; it weighs less than 3lbs and yet it is two times stronger than Aluminum- it is made up with Duralumin. Let me throw some light on the tech spec aspect of this machine.

The Samsung Series 9 Notebook runs Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System. It boasts of an Intel core i5 processor which is backed up with a 4GB RAM. The system storage capacity is 128GB.

Samsung Series 9

The Series 9 Notebook has got 13.3″ SuperBright Plus widescreen display, the resolution is LED HD which supports over 16million colors. There is anti-glare display. It has got 6-Cell Lithium 6300 mAh battery, which gives the users  up to 7 hours of work time.

In the connectivity segment the Samsung Series 9 offers Bluetooth v3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. it has got HDMI, there are 2USB ports and 1 multi card slot.

The price seems to be a little hefty at $1,198.98. The Samsung Series 9 is a marvel from the house of Samsung.

3. Dell XPS 15z

One of the Slimmest 15 inch Laptops in the world the Dell XPS15 Z comes third in the list. This laptop is the ultimate thing for a tech lover. Let us steal a closer look at the XPS 15z.

It runs Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System, 64 Bit. As far as the processor is concerned the XPS 15z is powered by Intel Core i5/i7 which clocks 2.40/2.80 GHz. In the RAM section there is 6GB/8GB RAM. Memory is up to 750 GB Sata hard drive.

The battery of Dell XPS 15z is an 8-Cell Lithium Ion Primary Batter that gives the users a work time of 8h and 22m. The web cam of the XPS 15z is 1.3 MP HD.

In the connectivity segment the XPS 15z has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 there is HDMI 1.4, 3USB ports, 9-in-one  media card reader, 2 USB  3.0.

No one can raise a finger at the Dell XPS 15z, it is technology personified and priced for $979.99. You can check detailed review of the Dell XPS 15z  also.

4. ASUS Zenbook UX31E

At last, but by no means the least, comes ASUS Zenbook UX31E. A ultra slim laptop from ASUS which has configuration that is not just good but enviable. Let us try and get familiar with the machine.

It comes packed with the second generation Intel Core i5 processor which is capable of clocking 1.7GHz. This strong processor is well complimented by a 4GB RAM. As far as the storage capacity is concerned the Zenbook has 128GB of storage capacity.

The 13.3 inch HD screen of the Zenbook has a resolution of 1600x900p. And it runs the latest Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System. If the camera of the Zenbook is questioned it has a .3 MP webcam. In the connectivity segment it has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. it has a strong polymer battery that can give you a 30 days standby time.

In the interface segment it has 1 Headphone jack, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1HDMI port, and 1Mini VGA. One more thing this ultra-book weighs only 1.3KG. By all means it is a good deal. It is available for $1,099.00.

More informative and interesting articles are coming your way before the advent of the New Year , so always stay connected with us and know the latest happenings of the ever evolving tech world.

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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  2. The Dell XPS 15z is definitely NOT an Ultrabook.  It is the Goliath of the bunch.  It does not claim to be one nor is it in the same class.  It it slimmer than most laptops, but it is NOT an Ultrabook (link bait?) 

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