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How Windows 8 is shaping next-generation PCs
Windows 8 Release Preview
Ultrabooks, convertibles, and other laptops
The first generation of Ultrabooks consisted of a more-or-less homogenous batch of thin-and-light 11' and 13' laptops that earned plenty of (often unfavorable) comparisons to Apple's successful MacBook Air. Less than a year later, most hardware makers are having their second or third crack at an Ultrabook design, and while the wide variety of approaches has quickly sapped the Ultrabook moniker of nearly all meaning, it has produced a more noteworthy crop of PCs.
Some manufacturers are beginning to put dedicated graphics chips in their Ultrabooks to boost their graphics power and gain gaming as a marketing bullet point. Some, like Toshiba, are using oddball screen sizes to turn heads. Most, however, are integrating touch support in one way or another.
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