With 'ultrabook' being the closest thing to a computer trend this year, we're sure to see plenty of new, slim laptops. Some will carry the official Intel seal of approval to use the trademarked ultrabook name, while others may look and feel like ultrabooks (or like the MacBook Air), but go their own way. A few high-profile systems have been already previewed for the press, and Acer Aspire S5
, billed as the thinnest-ever ultrabook, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
, a clever convertible tablet. The very thin Samsung Series 9
, which is getting a spring makeover, is an example of an ultrathin laptop that is an ultrabook in everything but name.
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