It’s becoming common for business folks to have multiple devices these days: a laptop for work, a tablet to travel with plus your smartphone to play Angry Birds and text—or even to make the occasional phone call (yes, we still use it for that too). But thanks to the new ultrabooks inspired by Intel, you’ll be glad to know you can now get the best of both worlds in one super cool, ultra-portable, lightweight device.

The new ultrabooks were created to provide key features everyone wants: a thin and lightweight device (less than 1 inch and 2 lbs.) without sacrificing power and speed, a large, brilliant screen, a large keyboard (for those of you, like me, who would actually like a keyboard when typing long documents) or battery life of 6 to 7 hours. Whew! And coming soon, the newest versions of ultrabooks will give you the ability to flip the screen—and even detach it—to use it like your average touch-screen tablet.

Right now, most ultrabooks are coming in about $1,200 and range upwards to over $2,000; but, like all new gadgets, the prices will continue to drop while the features continue to increase. Naturally, with the holidays here, many retailers will be running promotions and discounts, so watch for the best deals online. For our clients who need network upgrades (see the first article in this newsletter!) we’re recommending these devices for those who are heavy computer users who travel.