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In the market for new laptop while Hamas of art on the Wall Street Journal has some how important he sure does and his fault fires.
-- is out personal technology columnist.
At the journal's all things digital always great to see walkie talk a lot about.
The ultra book.
Walt I guess the the windows answer to the MacBook Air so lot of people making some good ones are what.
These these ultra books are indeed.
Sort of -- in windows answered the MacBook Air which came out -- 2008.
And out we're just beginning to see.
It the emergence of these there are not every every windows PC makers and making one yet there are four.
-- books out for this holiday season.
-- -- -- Lenovo and Toshiba Toshiba's.
Goes on sale Sunday.
Like the MacBook Air there are around a thousand dollars they're a little bit cheaper than the Mac but they started about 900 go to about.
11100 and they have the same in general characteristics that is their reading -- skinny they're really lie -- And yet -- are very speedy.
And they have good battery life and they start up very quickly and resume very quickly so.
That's really the biggest new thing in the laptop market this season.
May long and you point this out may be if you're gonna -- -- windows machines may be now is not the time to do -- because -- windows eight that comes out next year.
Well it's really -- I'm glad you brought that up day in.
It's an interesting point I'm not quite going so -- to say don't -- -- laptop this fall.
-- of windows eight but let me explain.
Windows eight as we may have talked about before is.
A very radical new version of windows that has eight.
Tablet like user interface that uses a touch screen.
And multi touch like -- -- let's say.
Microsoft is very clear that it will still work with a regular mouse or -- -- in the case of a laptop with the touch -- So if you by.
A laptop this season and then you upgrade to windows say it's not like you won't be able use it.
But if you don't have a touch screen on your laptop a multi touch screen.
You may not be able you know you won't be -- used the touch screen.
Aspect of it and that's something that you know -- a buyers got I thought it was worth while the point now that's something that.
Definitely worth keeping in mind and then the way you and your column this is something I think you say all the time a Walt Mossberg -- and if you will.
But you tell people I think it's worth talking about a little bit don't live more laptop and you need the people watching and thinking about that what what should not take away from that.
Well I think people look.
There's that there's obviously a -- point you don't want to buy something.
The things you wanna do the software you want Iran or the web services you want access won't work on it -- -- -- -- -- You cheap debt too much so I'm not saying that but I think that greater tendency is to go into -- store.
We're go to web site and see all the options.
I'd give you one example people often -- away more processor than they really need.
For the stuff they really do on their computers so the first thing if you sit down -- say what I do on my laptop.
Particularly in a world where you may have a Smartphone you may have a tablet which takes some of the some of the tests he used to do on your laptop over what do I do want my laptop on when you really look at it.
Pure heavy duty gamer.
If you're doing you know I don't know media production that's one thing but if you're an average person.
Through an average task you probably don't need the most powerful of the three mean.
Types of Intel processors -- that can -- you bunch of money that's kind of what I mean when I say that.
And I had the realization that I don't need a laptop and also have to sit and and now I go everywhere -- -- -- -- iPad which is kind of sad but true.
Well at least not sad now I said he announced whatever works for you -- and you -- exactly now another another.
Message consistent message from mr.
long lines are always on top -- a lot of Reading seen.
-- -- -- I was here's -- -- things you do are sad and.
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