The laptops will feature Intel
processors and will come by default with a 500 GB HDD, upgradable to a
128 GB SSD. The laptops will all carry a 1366x768 pixel touchscreen,
which will disappoint some HD purists. Ports are pretty standard fodder
-- USB 3.0 (x1), USB 2.0 (x2), Ethernet, HDMI, a 4-in-1 memory card
reader, and combined mic / headphone jack (note: Intel's Ultrabook spec
now requires USB 3.0, but the HDMI port is just an optional extra many
manufacturers are tacking on).
These recent entrants together with the past announcements paint a clear
picture that manufacturers are sold on Windows 8 touch devices. The
question is whether customers will be.