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Tech Minute: ‘Ultrabooks’ The Hot New Gadget

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This year’s Consumer Electronics Show featured plenty of cool, new gadgets. But among the biggest hits were ultrabooks, which basically combine laptops and tablets into one device.

Ultrabooks are described as computers under three pounds, less than 21 millimeters thick. There are also power specifications that help define what qualifies as an ultrabook.

Intel is seeking to hold the prices on ultrabooks below $1,000.

One of the ultrabooks Best Buy showed WCCO-TV featured no moving parts inside. Not only did it not feature a DVD drive, but it didn’t even have a hard drive. The ultrabook instead uses solid state electronics.

Ultrabooks will soon be all over the place later this year. Among the manufacturers offering ultrabooks include Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Dell.

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