What exactly is an ultrabook? It is an ultra slim laptop that is no more than .8 inches thick, similar to the MacBook Air. The next generation Ultrabooks due the end of this year will have Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors. These new processors will provide betters graphics and battery life compared to the previous i7. These laptops are expected to have an instant on function, similar to tablet PCs. Intel is partnering up with voice recognition company Nuance to add speech controls similar to Apple's Siri. Some of these ultrabooks will be tablet/laptop hybrids ready for Microsoft's new Windows 8 touch-focused interface. Get ready for the ultrabook push!