Hankering for an Ultrabook? Don’t Forget to Load Up on Accessories and Software
Today’s Ultrabook™, such as those in the Lenovo® IdeaPad U Series, provides the ideal tool for mobile productivity, be it a class presentation using PowerPoint with audio clips you need to clean up, editing a short film, or just jotting down notes on your latest brainstorm.
A Lenovo IdeaPad U Series Ultrabook is thin and light, weighing just a few pounds and measuring less than an inch thick. When you flip open that lid, you’ll be ready to roll in two seconds or less, and because all your emails, IMs, and social networking notifications will be up to date due to Lenovo’s always-connected technology (even in sleep mode), any pertinent communications are right there for you to see—and of course, you’ll be ready to share your work and thoughts immediately, too. Plus, with long battery life—rated for up to 7 or 9 hours, depending on your preferred model—you can go the whole day without worrying about being near an outlet.
Of course, even with an Ultrabook as the centerpiece of your creativity and productivity, you’ll want some additional tools in the box, so to speak.
Keeping all your thoughts, ideas, and inspirations all one place is a boon to creative and productive people, but you also need the tools to bring all of those things to life. Depending on your preferred method of expression, you might want to download some killer audio production, video editing, or CAD software, but whatever your field, you’ll find plenty of use for an application like Adobe Photoshop.
Photoshop is the industry standard for photo editing, but you can also use it to create art, posters and fliers, marketing materials, and other design projects. It does cost a pretty penny, but there’s discount pricing available for students and teachers; if you’re looking to spend even less, GIMP is a free, open source alternative that still offers plenty of features and capabilities.
Regardless of whether you’re just listening to some tunes while you work and play on your Ultrabook or actually need the audio fidelity (or privacy) to create and to work, a solid set of headphones is a must-have. You can get away with using earbuds, but do yourself a favor and spring for a set of cans that cover your ears and deliver a wide frequency response rate to ensure that you catch all the highs, lows, and mids with crystal clarity. You don’t need to break the bank to get excellent headphones, though; a set like the Grado SR60i deliver high quality with a comfortable fit for way under a hundred bucks.
For those times when the precision of a mouse is needed, you’ll want one that’s both compact for optimal portability but also comfortable to use, and Microsoft’s innovative Arc Touch Mouse perfectly fits the bill. The mouse lays flat when you stash it in your bag, but it snaps into an ergonomically kind arc shape and powers on when you need to use it. The Arc Touch Mouse connects wirelessly to your Ultrabook via a tiny USB dongle, and it can work on just about any surface thanks to Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology.
See what you can do with the Book of Do, the IdeaPad® U Series Ultrabook™, at Lenovo.com.
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