ultrabooks stories

 
Shanghai, China — It's tough being an Ultrabook right now. You're either a MacBook Air clone or a confused laptop masquerading as a new breed of mobile notebook. In a sea of wedge-shaped Ultrabooks, the HP Sceptre XT feels like the first one that really stands on its own without coming off as a copycat laptop.
 
The mightiest Ultrabooks aren't due until next year, but netbook pioneer Asus is looking to get ahead of the pack after releasing more EeePCs than you'll ever care to remember. This time around, however, Asus isn't aiming to ship the cheapest computer. The company wants to bring some premium look to the drab PC world. As Asus' Chairman Jonney Shih put it, the company is focusing on balance. Its 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Zenbooks is a combination of beautiful design and speedy performance. Read on to find out if there really is any zen in Asus's Zenbooks.