TECH: 5 Ultrabooks worth looking at

Modelled on Apple's MacBook Air, Ultrabooks are the latest, slimmest Windows laptops on the market. Adrian Weckler looks at five of the best.

11th June, 2012
Asus Zenbook, one of the new Ultrabook range

According to the experts, all laptops will soon be thin, lightweight devices that start up in two seconds and have a battery life of ten hours. PC manufacturers and Intel already have a name for such devices: Ultrabooks.

Styled on Apple's MacBook Air range, the machines have no optical, DVD or CD drives and cost up to twice their traditional laptop equivalents. But they are flying out of the shops. Ultrabooks are based on a...

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