Intel uses Facebook to out ultrabook Cyber Monday deals
The company's Facebook page includes a wide range of deals from ultrabook vendors, including a $350 discount on a Lenovo IdeaPad.
Intel's ultrabook spec is getting some promotion on the company's Facebook page today.
Intel has taken it upon itself to promote what it believes are the top Cyber Monday deals for ultrabooks. The company's listing includes a host of products from major vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Dell.
The chipmaker offered up "top picks" for its followers to check out. The first option comes from HP, which is offering a $50 discount on its Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook and a free Barnes & Noble Nook with the purchase of the computer, which starts at $749.99. Intel also thinks Lenovo's $100 discount on the IdeaPad Yoga 13, bringing that ultrabook's price down to $1,299, is worth checking out.
Intel's ultrabook spec is designed to compete with the likes of Apple's MacBook Air. In order to qualify as an ultrabook, a laptop must be running one of Intel's latest chips and fit within its constraints on thinness and size. So far, ultrabooks have faced some trouble attracting customers, due to their comparatively high prices.
Earlier this year, however, Intel touted the product category's price reductions, saying that average prices are. Those ultrabooks came with displays featuring lower resolutions, as well as Intel's prior-generation "Sandy Bridge" processors. Computers featuring the latest processors, solid-state drive support, and other newer components are still expensive compared to lightweight notebooks that don't make it into the ultrabook spec.
Of course, Intel's ultrabooks aren't the only deals offered across the Web today. CNET has a handy Cyber Monday guide giving you all the details you need to check out the best deals on this busy shopping day.