Ultrabooks were originally introduced in 2011, when Intel Capital announced a $300 million Ultrabook Fund to help drive innovation among the super-thin category of laptops. The fund was created to invest in companies that build hardware and software technologies focused on getting people to interact with ultrabooks. Now, they are currently manufactured by Asus, Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba.
Intel gifted 50 lucky journalists with Asus Zenbook Ux31 Ultrabooks at CES 2012. Along with James Hicks, founder of Tech and Entertainment Group, HicksNewMedia, I was one of the fortunate few to find one taped underneath my seat. (Stay tuned for a full review of the unit in the coming weeks.)
In the meantime, watch the video below to hear Hicks talk about his new Ultrabook: