Latest July 2012 Ultrabook Laptop Buying Guide – Ultrabooks have arrived in India, with almost all companies offering the slim ultrabooks or are in process of launching them in 2012. Ultrabooks are the latest and fastest breed of laptops that features Intel Core i3 3rd Gen, hybrid storage: a normal hard drive and a high performance SSD (solid state drive) that enables ultra fast boot time and quick resume from sleep. If you have been looking and waiting to purchase the new ultrabook in 2012 then in this guide we will tell you about the latest 2012 ultrabooks that are available in India at budget range of above Rs. 40,000.
Sony VAIO Ultrabooks – Read this article from VAIO launch.
Lenovo Ultrabooks – Features and price details available here.
Which ultrabook to buy in 2012?
It all depends on your budget and brand preference, as you have seen above, most of the ultrabooks in India are available in the Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 55,000 bracket. HP and Samsung ultrabooks are also available in this range but they are featuring the older Intel Core i5 2nd gen processors at the moment and are not hybrid, which is why you can’t see them here.
Ultrabooks in budget range Rs. 45,000 to Rs 55,000 [Most popular category]
If I have to buy a ultrabook for myself right now within the above budget, I would go for either Lenovo ultrabook or Sony VAIO ultrabook.
Ultrabooks in budget range Rs 55,000 and less than Rs. 80,000
Dell XPS 13 (2nd gen i5) with 128 GB SSD for Rs. 80,000 or the mighty Apple MacBook Air June 2012 release (~89,900 )which is a true ultrabook in every sense but is pricey.
Latest entrant: Dell XPS 14 ultrabook with 3rd Gen Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB + 32GB SSD and Intel HD 4000 graphics for Rs 80,000.
Best Performance Ultrabook in India: budget: Rs 1 lakhs and above
If you are looking for beasty performance and your budget is Rs. 1,00,000 and above, then check out the newly launched Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook with Core i5, 512 GB SSD and 8GB RAM which is priced at Rs 1,18,000. Another version of XPS 14 ultrabook with Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and 32 GB SSD is available at Rs. 85,000, both of the above models come eith NVIDIA GT 630 graphics card.
Tip: If you are out on a ultrabook hunt, make sure that the ultrabook has the recently released Intel Core 3rd generation of i3, i5 and i7 processors and hybrid SSD. More and more companies will be releasing their ultrabook in India in the coming days.
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