Ultrabook's future depends on meeting expectations
Though there is much to be excited about when it comes to the upcoming line of Ultrabook™ computers, Scott Stein of technology news provider CNET says some considerations need to be made to convince consumers of the device's value.
Ironically, one improvement needed, according to Stein, is one thing Ultrabooks already do well -- battery life. Compared to traditional PCs, the Ultrabook blows the laptop's battery life out of the water. However, Stein correctly asserts that consumers' expectations are always changing, and as a result, more people are going to demand their Ultrabooks hold a charge for as long as their tablet computers.
Two other improvements are better storage and software. In order to reduce the weight and size of the Ultrabook, manufacturers had to simplify many of its capabilities. However, rather than sacrifice functionality, the Ultrabook simply necessitates a different approach.
Especially when it comes to storage and software, the Ultrabook will be highly dependent on people using cloud computing services -- those that are hosted online rather than directly on the computer. This may be a new frontier for many users, but if Ultrabooks are to be a success, the cloud will have to become a bigger part of people's lives.
Though there may be room for improvement, many have high hopes for the Ultrabook. According to reports, at least 50 new Ultrabook models are expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January.