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11/21/2011 08:45 PM EST
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jackOfManyTrades
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re: Many Ivy Bridge ultrabooks expected at CES
jackOfManyTrades   11/23/2011 8:08:02 AM
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I say, I say, I say... What's the difference between a laptop, a netbook, a notebook and an ultrabook? I don't know, what is the difference between a laptop, a netbook, a notebook and an ultrabook? I haven't a clue.

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chanj0   11/23/2011 2:19:03 AM
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It is difficult to believe Tablet will replace laptop completely. I wouldn't be too excited in seeing ultrabook or a thinner version laptop PC or Macbook Feather. Nor would I want to see 100 more tablets. However, if there is a tablet build with color eInk instead of LCD, it might draw more attention. A laptop with better battery technology that makes the laptop lasts for 12+ hours in 1 charge will surely impress me.

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resistion   11/23/2011 1:12:22 AM
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I thought keyboard docking was already available, even for the phones...

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DMcCunney   11/22/2011 6:55:17 PM
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I'd plus one this too. Right now, no one is making what I really want. My cell phone is the smallest, cheapest feature phone Nokia makes. All it does is calls and SMS, and that's all I *want* it to do. The reason is form factor. Too much of what I want to do needs a bigger screen than a practical phone can have. Want to make me happy? Provide a package. I want a phone, tablet, and keyboard. Phone and tablet will operate stand alone, but will work together if both are present (like the phone serving as a modem if wifi isn't available.) The tablet will have a touch screen, but will have a keyboard for those occasions when I need to do any amount of input. (On screen virtual keyboards are actively painful for anything beyond a few sentences, and a lot of what I do needs more than a few sentences of input.) Make that, and you have a customer. I don't especially *care* whether there is an ARM or ATOM processor under the hood. I *do* care about the OS, and vastly prefer Android over Windows whatever, but if the total package is flexible enough, I'll compromise.

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SylvieBarak   11/22/2011 5:25:05 PM
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I wish I could plus one your post, ThinkTank!!! I agree whole heartedly!

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TankThinking   11/22/2011 11:38:02 AM
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Oh please, great Ultrabook designers, provide the following: Super Ultrabook - transformer concept 1) screen is the tablet, has Ivy Bridge, and... 2) detachable communications device that also has... 3) detachable ear / mic device 4) keyboard section has all the professional ports as well as an excellent docking port. 5) keyboard section also has an extra battery for a few more hours of use in more "creation" based mobile tasks Just one scenario 1) At home and going out to the coffee shop to relax - just pull off the tablet from the keyboard base, slide it into my carry bag and head out. I need to make a call so I reach in the bag, click the back (side, whatever) of the tablet and the communication device comes off. It has a tiny, simple screen to make phone calls while not looking like a dork, kind of like the old Nokia phones - small and made great phone calls. I walk into the coffee shop, still talking on the phone and my friend / client wants to make a simple change to a document or send me something to look at. I click out the ear / mic, slip it in my ear, slide the communications device back into the tablet, which automatically understands that a call is being made and turns on. I sit on a comfortable sofa and talk, touch, laugh and finish the task. I go off to work, drop the tablet into the keyboard base that is connected to a full professional setup. Click. Oh yes, It shall be done...

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TankThinking   11/22/2011 11:22:34 AM
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Of course they should have touch. I wondered why they thought they would not have that most important functionality and be considered revolutionary. I also expect Apple's new Air systems to have touch, along with OS X modifications to support it.

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resistion   11/22/2011 9:50:04 AM
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There are less power-hungry notebooks besides the Ultrabook, powered by Atom. These two sectors will cannibalize each other. If they had been sure which sector would win, there would be only one.

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SylvieBarak   11/22/2011 5:57:25 AM
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Ultrabooks aren't Atom based...they are fully featured core i3's, i5's and i7s. Also, Ultrabooks won't "cannibalize" Intel's notebook market, since they will BE Intel's notebook market. They will just be thinner and lighter... more Mac-like, if you will. It's an improvement on a design rather than a new category altogether. Atom ended up being a bit of a victim of it's own success, but Intel learned its lesson from that and Ultrabooks will bring people back to "thin and light" full performance computing.

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resistion   11/22/2011 4:48:45 AM
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Well, Sylvie, if notebook PC's were enough demand for Intel, they wouldn't bother introducing new product lines that could potentially cannibalize the existing product. It's hard for Intel to convince that its Atom processor saves more power than ARM in a tablet. So they have to create this new niche for Atoms. BTW, whenever the Wi-Fi is freely available, I do use the phone to post.

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