This year, one of the most oft-cited trends is the “ultrabook.” Judging from the companies’ announcements at the show and some of the coverage they’ve received, you might think that’s a new sort of device or a radically new type of laptop. But, really, they’re just laptops. Small, thin laptops — but laptops.
Hear! Hear! I said this all along. There is no such thing as ultrabooks. Nor is the MacBook Air a different device als the MacBook pro. Nor are thin laptops MacBook Air ripoffs by definition. It’s Moore’s law for crying out loud.