What’s the difference between a Netbook, Notebook, and Ultrabook? In a nutshell, the Ultrabook takes the portability of a Netbook and merges it with the capabilities of a full-sized Notebook to enable mobile users to be more productive on the go. Ultrabooks are essentially the best of both worlds for many users. This month, CTL has unveiled their B14 14.1” Business Class Ultrabook, and there’s a lot to be excited about.
Intel has coined the term, “Ultrabook,” and provides strict guidelines for any device to carry that name. All Ultrabooks must meet the following criteria:
• Intel Core processor such as the Core i3/i5/i7
• No thicker than 0.71” (screens less than 14”) or .83” (screens 14” or more)
• Runs at least 5 hours on a single battery charge
• Resumes from hibernation in approximately 7 seconds
• Features Intel Anti-Theft and Intel Identity Protection Technology
• Cost less than $1000
Even on the top end of these specifications, Ultrabooks are about half the thickness and weight of an average Notebook. When you add up the time you carry a computer around each day, this can make a huge difference in how your back feels over time. Before the Ultrabook, mobile professionals had a tablet or Netbook for travel and a laptop or desktop for their office work. Now with the CTL B14 Ultrabook, you can simplify down to one sleek and powerful device for travel and day-to-day work in the office.
Because the CTL B14 Ultrabook has the Dual Core Ivy Bridge CPU, it’s more energy efficient and enables an average of 8 hours of battery life. It also has some great upgrades including Kingston 120GB SSD ($42.00), Intel 120 GB SSD ($98.00), and RAM to 86GB ($25.00). With a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, this Ultrabook will deliver crisp presentations, or provide video entertainment on the road. Other features include:
• Bluetooth 3.0
• Intel® Core i5 3317U
• Intel® HD4000 Graphics
• 4GB DDR3 133GHz
• Kingston 606B SD
• 1.3 Mega Pixel HD Camera
• 10/100/1000 LAN
• Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
• 1 Year Warranty
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (IPT) is built into the CTL B14 Ultrabook. Web sites partnered with Intel IPT help protect your login information, keeping your identity safe and putting your mind at rest. It works by linking your Ultrabook to your online banking accounts and your favorite social and shopping web sites. This extra protection is invisible to you—and to thieves. When you access a secure website, Intel IPT validates that it’s you and that you’re logging in from a trusted computer. Even if a thief discovers your user name and password, your account can’t be accessed without your Ultrabook—the two are inextricably linked.
Further protection for your CTL B14 Ultrabook is included with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology. This security hardware helps protect your device by disabling your lost or stolen Ultrabook from anywhere in the world. And when your CTL B14 Ultrabook is returned, it can be easily reactivated without harm to your data or digital content.
The icing on the cake is the CTL B14 Ultrabook’s starting price of $919, making an incredible value for this lighter, thinner, faster, more powerful mobile computer. So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to shed some unwanted pounds?