Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
August 15, 2012 03:06 PM How will you decide between the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and the new wave of ultrabooks? Consider 10 important tablet vs. ultrabook comparison points.
Advantage, Ultrabook: More Choices
Ultrabooks with touchscreens. Ultrabooks with screens that fold back 180 degrees. Ultrabooks with DVD drives and hard disks, SSDs and hard drives, and SSDs only. In short, the variety of ultrabooks is impressive, and Windows 8 will bring a lot more choices. Tablets cost less than ultrabooks, however. According to IMS Research, the average selling price (ASP) for tablets was just $386 in the first quarter of 2012. By comparison, the ultrabook ASP will hover around $800 by the end of the year, according to research firm IDC. Vive la difference!