I caught up with Merlin Kister from Intel and we’re taking a look at some of the hot holiday products. Laptops are always a good gift for people and we’ve got some new and interesting ones.
If you’re looking for a laptop this holiday season, thin is in. A new type of PC, the Ultrabook is substituting bulky laptops with a fresh, slim alternative and there’s a new portable PC that’s powered by the sun. Also, I found a brand new laptop that also functions as a tablet and is made just for kids.
First up, is the Asus Eee PC. Merlin explained, “It’s a new netbook.These are great for mobility, have a really small form factor, and are powered by an Intel processor. A great thing about this computer it that it is affordable, starting at $199. It’s a really great “stocking stuffer” for the holidays.”
Intel is also pushing the Classmate PC. It looks like a tablet. It’s completely ruggedized and designed for students, kindergarten through eighth grade. You can use it as a tablet with a stylus and write on it. It comes with a carrying handle. But what’s really great about this one is it transforms into a full PC. So if you turn the monitor around, there is a full keyboard. It’s also spill resistant. This PC is perfect for kids.
Also, there’s a new solar laptop from Samsung. It’s the world’s first solar powered netbook. You get about 14 hours of battery life, but if you run out of power, it runs with the sun! For every two hours of charge, you get one hour of additional productivity. It’s very eco-friendly as well!
Last up are the Intel Ultrabooks. This is a new term that refers to as a really thin, light, portable computer. Ultrabooks are a brand new computer category. They have a high powered processor, so you get full PC performance in a small package. The PC goes to sleep in about two seconds and it boots up in about seven seconds.
Now, it looks like you no longer have to sacrifice power for portability. If you want to learn more about any of the products we talked about here, go to Facebook.com/richontech!
Asus Eee PC http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_1215P/
Classmate PC http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intel-learning-series/technology-to-classroom.html
Intel Ultrabook http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/sponsors-of-tomorrow/ultrabook.html?cid=cim:ggl|ultrabook_us_ultra|jb102AC|s#utm_source=google&utm_campaign=cim:ggl|ultrabook_us_ultra|jb102ac|s&utm_medium=cpc