3 Great Ultrabooks for Back-to-School
Laptops are becoming an almost inescapable educational asset in more school. Note taking has never been easier. If you have a tween or teen who needs a computer, or if you simply need a new one for yourself, these are a few incredibly affordable, highly functional options. Stay connected, informed, entertained and productive on the go!
The U310 is not only adorable, but incredibly responsive. Boasting an Intel Core™ i7 processor, it can wake up from sleep in just 1 quick second! This makes it perfect for classroom environments since opening and closing the computer between class periods is routine.
It’s light (a little more than 3 lbs) ad a sleek 18 mm thick. The aluminum shell is available in 3 different colors: Graphite Grey, Aqua Blue or Cherry Blossom Pink.
Another great feature the U310 offers is a Breathable Keyboard, an Intel Advanced Cooling Technology that pulls air through the keyboard area and flushes it out through the rear hinge. This ensures a nice, cool temperature at all times – even when it’s running while sitting on a pillow!
Price: Starting at $599
ASUS ZENBOOK UX32
Art melds seamlessly with technology upon viewing the ASUS ZENBOOK. The silver exterior panel features a concentric circle design refracting a halo of light that excites the senses. With a thickness of 5.5mm at the front and 18mm at the rear, the ZENBOOK’s exterior lines are sleek, making it perfect for users constantly on the go, in the classroom or relaxing at home.
It includes the latest Intel 3rd generation Core™ i7 processor (optimized for mobile use), SATA Revision 3.0 solid state storage (SSD), Bluetooth V4.0 and USB 3.0. ASUS offers USB Charger+ technology, which uses the USB 3.0 port to recharge mobile devices in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
The ZENBOOK provides its users peace of mind in knowing that they are consuming less energy. It utilizes ASUS’ patented Super Hybrid Engine II technology, which intelligently conserves battery life.
Price: Starting at $799
Acer Aspire S5
Don’t let its featherweight looks fool you – weighing in at less than three pounds and around half an inch thick, this Ultrabook packs a powerful punch and includes a 13” HD LED display and up to seven hours of active use per charge.
The latest 3rd generation Intel Core™ i7 processor provides the power this Acer Aspire S5 needs to keep students productive and entertained in the classroom, at home or on the go.
The Acer Aspire S5 makes quick work of powering on and connecting to the Internet, coming out of the sleep state in 1.5 seconds and taking consumers to their favorite websites in 2.5 seconds.
Price: Starting at $1,384.