Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
8/14/2012
11:54 AM
Jeff Bertolucci
Jeff Bertolucci
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Google+
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose

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.
Previous
2 of 11
Next


The lightest ultrabook is still about a pound or so heavier than most tablets. Case in point: The 2.65-pound Acer Aspire S5, a featherweight among 13-inch laptops, is more than a pound heavier than the 1.44-pound 3rd-generation iPad with Wi-Fi. That extra pound matters when you're lugging your hardware through airports, hotels, convention centers, and so on.

RECOMMENDED READING

iPad Mini Is Pointless, Survey Says

Tablet And Phablet Use Rises Steadily

Apple Sold 24 Times More Tablets Than Samsung

10 Great Summer iPad Apps

iPad Mini To Be Priced Competitively

Acer Could Leave Windows Camp Over Surface

8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do

10 Ways Kindle Fire 2 Must Top Google Nexus

Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features

Nexus 7 Arrival Incites 7-Inch Tablet Brawl

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Previous
2 of 11
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Eddavis
50%
50%
Eddavis,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/18/2012 | 3:48:40 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
One of the most important advantages of a tablet over an ultrabook is not even considered in this presentation: instant on. A tablet is ready for work immediately while computers still need to be booted up. This is a major issues for those who are on the move, need to make quick notes and have immediate access.

Solid state hard drives and other features have reduced boot up times but this is an area that needs serious attention.
CTBCo
50%
50%
CTBCo,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/14/2012 | 4:25:04 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
Nonsense this format is fine and the article is informative.
Leo Regulus
50%
50%
Leo Regulus,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/16/2012 | 7:22:27 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
We have discussed this issue extensively in the past. 'Slide Shows' are not an acceptable media format.
Yes, I realize that 'Your Editor Made You Do It'.
Please forward this comment to the editor.
Commentary
Learning: It's a Give and Take Thing
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing,  1/24/2020
Slideshows
IT Careers: Top 10 US Cities for Tech Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  1/14/2020
Commentary
Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2020
James Kobielus, Research Director, Futurum,  1/9/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
The Cloud Gets Ready for the 20's
This IT Trend Report explores how cloud computing is being shaped for the next phase in its maturation. It will help enterprise IT decision makers and business leaders understand some of the key trends reflected emerging cloud concepts and technologies, and in enterprise cloud usage patterns. Get it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll