quote: The peripheral ports are almost identical to the MacBook Air's with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, SD card slot, and twin USB 2.0 ports. It trades Apple's proprietary ThunderBolt connector for a more widely used full-sized HDMI port. There's 1.3 MP camera and microphone for Skype chats, just like the Air. And likewise Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity is also supported.
quote: Seriously? You're going to say that using the STANDARD head phone jack, the STANDARD card reader, the STANDARD USB ports, and the STANDARD 1.3 MP camera that it mimics another design? I understand that there are some other features that are potentially copied, but come on, name one net book or notebook that does not include these features. These aren't features that should be compared, but are simply expected. Did Tony Swash write this article?
quote: It's also worth noting that the positioning of the Acer logo on the lid is quite reminiscent of the MacBook Air. *Adjust monocle*
quote: Exclusivity, said Dave Salvator, senior communications manager of Intel's global communications group, is "not the case. Apple saw the potential of Thunderbolt, and worked with Intel to bring it to market. Other system makers are free to implement Thunderbolt on their systems as well, and we anticipate seeing some of those systems later this year and in early 2012."
quote: I think you missed the point of it being called an "ultrabook." You might not need a discrete graphics card, but I'm sure there are many people out there that would like to have a little extra horsepower when doing some casual gaming.