I need to consider which ultrabook(s) will be part of the set up.
Pictured above is the Fujitsu Lifebook. Some of the leading candidates are:
|Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga||TBD||13.3||3.1||TBD||–||Y|
|Fujitsu Lifebook UH75H||TBD||14||3.2||1.4Ghz||–||–|
|Fujitsu Lifebook SH76H||TBD||–||2.95||TBD||–||–|
|Toshiba Portege Z835-P370||$949||13.3||2.47||1.6 GHz||Y||–|
|ThinkPad X1 Carbon||TBD||14||3||–||–||–|
The specs of some of the updated models are not available yet.
General consensus may be to wait for a computer with the Ivy Bridge Intel processor over the Sandy Bridge Intel processor. Uses less energy but actually generates much more heat for marginal performance improvement… So sort of mixed signals: http://vr-zone.com/articles/ivy-bridge-vs-sandy-bridge—4.8ghz-quad-core-cpu-showdown/15637.html
Conventional wisdom has stated to get a computer with an Intel ivy bridge processor over the older sandy bridge processors… However, in some cases, the ivy bridge processor only marginally improve performance over the sandy bridge processor and even runs hotter than the sandy bridge processor. However, the ivy bridge processor is supposed to use less power which is a good attribute for a laptop computer (ie, longer battery life)...