Being mobile is more important for many of us today than ever before, having the right tools for the job where ever you are in the world can make all the difference and the system were looking at today aims to offer high performance and portability that could allow us to be highly mobile and have no concerns about getting our work done.
Ultra books are proving massively popular recently and for good reason too, with many offering high performance solutions that are slim, light and very portable. Given that the high power and highly portable market has been dominated by Apple Mac Books for many years its great to see so many Windows-based solutions on the market, and of course a few Linux, Android and Chrome models too.
The model we are looking at today has been slightly customised and should set you back around £580 from OCUK. It features a 128GB SSD, i5 3210m 2.5GHz processor, 8GB ram and a 1366 x 768 resolution display. While that may not be the most ideal resolution for some people it’s more than enough for web browsing, word processing and maybe even some light gaming.
We often kick things off by benchmarking a system to within an inch of its life, but that isn’t something that is going to show this system in its best light, sure it packs an impressive mobile CPU, some good ram and a decent SSD, but it’s also tailored towards being highly energy-efficient to extend the battery life. So lets take a different look at this system, it’s built to be mobile and that’s exactly what we are going to do, road test it!
The system came in a fairly nondescript box, which contained another fairly bland box, although given this is a custom-made system I was hardly expecting a full finished retail package covered in images.
The system comes with a fairly standard power brick adaptor with a nice long cable.