Ultrabooks have definite appeal for business users, analyst says
Boasting a combination of portability, functionality and connectivity, the Ultrabook™ has several characteristics that should appeal to business users. While the individual aspects of the Ultrabook aren't necessarily innovative, one analyst believes the technology's end result is greater than the sum of its parts.
According to technology news provider ZDNet, Rohit Partha of research firm Frost & Sullivan says that the Ultrabook improves upon both the design and the functionality of the traditional notebook and could spark a renewed interest in the laptop market.
Partha asserts that the Ultrabook could be especially beneficial to mobile employees, who will appreciate the portability of the device as well as the presence of a physical keyboard.
"The Ultrabook is everything mobile business users rely on their traditional notebooks for, but it also has the mobility and instant-on benefits of tablets," Partha says, according to ZDNet.
The Ultrabook was the hot-ticket item at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Based on the momentum behind the technology, research firm IHS iSuppli expects the Ultrabook to account for 13 percent of notebook sales in 2012.