The Register’s Bob Dormon notes that for two years now, Apple’s MacBook Air has held its own as the ultimate in portability, inspiring the PC market to follow suit with the Ultrabook marque. While not all Ultrabooks attempt to ape the Airs slimline form factor, they draw from the same line of Intel CPUs and often beat the iconic Apple on cost.
However Apple has one trick up its sleeve that can be a clincher for some: Boot Camp – the ability to run Windows software on Mac hardware without resorting to a resource-sharing virtual machine.
So how does the dual-core 1.3GHz Intel Core i5-4250U CPU base model fare with its 4GB of mobile DDR3 RAM and a 128GB solid-state flash drive when you configure it for the best of both worlds?
Is this the ultimate Ultrabook too? Not quite.
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