CES 2012: Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks have been around for a couple of months now, but CES 2012 in Las Vegas was the place when the platform really took off.

Not only was Intel making a big deal of the platform at its stand in the Las Vegas Convention Centre, but companies like Dell, LG, Samsung, HP and Lenovo were all debuting new Ultrabooks at the show.

While the price of Ultrabooks is still prohibitively high for a lot of people, there’s no denying that these thin-and-light laptops are powerful, long-lasting and quick to boot up.

Add to this beautiful design and premium build quality and you have yourself a very desirable device. Of course every manufacturer is attempting to make themselves stand out from the rest of the competition, whether by claiming their Ultrabook is the thinnest, lightest, most powerful, longest lasting or has the best multimedia credentials.

However at the end of the day it will come down to personal preference and what you need from your laptop. And so we managed to get our hands on all these new laptops in Las Vegas to bring you our initial thoughts to help you make an informed decision.

Let us know in the comments which Ultrabook you would like, or whether you’ll be waiting for the launch of the first Ivy Bridge-powered Ultrabook.