Here is a new laptop from ZaReason the Californian based firm behind the ZaTab tablet device and who would normally build custom design computers. However, this time the company is showing of the UltraLap 430, it is a very thin and light laptop, which runs on a Linux based operating system and offers the buyer the chance to virtually fully customize the machine to their own standards and requirements.
With that in mind we will be looking at the UltraLap 430 base model that comes with a 14.1 inch screen with HD Glossy LED Backlit Display a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolutions and a built in 1.3 mega pixel HD web camera. It will be running on the Ubuntu 12.04 operating system and is powered by the Ivy Bridge version of the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor and the graphics are coming from the Intel HD 4000 Graphic card. There is up to 4 GB of DDR3-1333 available and there is a neat but small 32 GB mSATA solid state drive (SSD) for storage purposes.
Communications are available through the 802.11 B/G/N Wi-Fi as well as a Bluetooth connection. Other features include the HDMI out port, Gigabit Ethernet port, two fast connecting USB 3.0 ports, a single standard USB 2.0 port, 3 in 1 card reader with SD, MMC & MS supported. The dimensions of the UltraLap 430 are 13.5 inches (W) x 9.25 inches (D) x 0.75 inches (H) and it will weigh in at just 3.5 pounds and that is with the 6 cell battery pack installed that ZaReason claim to be good for up to six hours of power.
The prices of the UltraLap 430 start from $900 but that is merely the beginning, once the buyer start customising the computer to their requirements then we would expect the price to sky rocket, especially when it comes to switching the processor, graphics card and storage.