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Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks have a sleeker, lighter weight profile than laptops, yet offer the competitive functionality that users demand for computer productivity and entertainment. These streamlined computers are more portable than laptops, so they're also known as ultra-portable notebooks. Staples® carries a wide range of ultrabooks from top brands, including HP®, Lenovo™, and Dell.

The Defining Characteristic of Ultrabooks Is Their Thin Silhouette
Ultra-portable notebook computers range from 18 millimeters thick for a screen size of 14 inches or less to 21 millimeters thick for any larger screen size. All ultrabooks are narrower than 0.87 inches.They also have ultra-low voltage (ULV) computer processors to conserve battery power and extend battery run time without sacrificing multitasking and speed. Ultra-portable notebooks have either Intel or AMD ULV processors. Both of the processors offer dual or multi-cores that support simultaneous execution functions in a single chip.

Ultrabooks Have Plenty of Memory and Storage
Most ultra-portable notebooks have a solid-state drive (SSD) or hybrid SSD and hard-disk drive (HDD) to support computer functionality. SSDs are circuit boards without moving parts. HDDs consist of spinning data platters with a read arm that scans and processes the data from the platter. SSDs process information more quickly than HDDs and are more durable. For the cost, however, HDDs are able to store more data, so hybrid SSD-HDD drives provide a good compromise between fast processing and total storage. Some ultra-portable notebooks are available with HDD-only drives.

You’ll find ultra-portable notebooks with industry-standard RAM capacity to support seamless, agile multitasking, ranging from 4 to 16GBs. Ultra-portable notebooks also come with impressive storage capacities, from 128GBs up to 2TBs.

How Large Are Ultrabook Screens?
Ultra-portable notebooks come in several screen sizes, so you can choose one for its convenience or one for its large visual array combined with portability. Screen sizes range from 10.6 to 15.6 inches, with common sizes of 11.6, 13.3, and 14 inches. Most ultra-portable notebooks support the higher pixel resolutions available for a sharp, high-contrast viewing experience, up to 1920 x 1080. An aspect ratio of 16:9 is common among ultrabooks, so the vast majority will accept HD video signals.

What Other Features Do Ultrabooks Offer?
Ultra-portable notebooks provide the amenities that users require for a rich, rewarding digital experience. Most of them offer Bluetooth compatibility for pairing the computer with such devices as speakers, printers, smartphones, and headphones. The vast majority of ultra-portable notebooks have high-definition audio with stereo speakers, as well as webcams for professional and social video conferencing. Some ultrabooks provide touchscreen capability, including 2-in-1 versatility that lets you detach the screen and use it as a tablet.

What Devices Are Compatible With Ultrabooks?
Most ultra-portable notebooks have at least one USB port, an HDMI port or mini-display port, and a headphone-microphone combination jack, supporting such devices as digital cameras, external drives, flash drives, TVs, audio players, and scanners. Since many ultra-portable notebooks save on space by foregoing CD-DVD drives, you can also hook up optical disk drives for burning and ripping music and video or for storing or backing up data.

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lenovoThinkPad X1 Carbon 20K4002UUS 14" Ultrabook, Intel Core i5, 180GB SSD, 8GB RAM, WIN 10 Pro, Intel HD
Item : 2800069 / Model : 20K4002UUS
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  • Has 6th gen Intel Core i5-6200U dual core processor with 2.3 GHz base clock, 2.8 GHz turbo speed and 3MB cache
  • Has 8GB DDR4 LPDDR3 (260-pin SO-DIMM slot) of 1866 MHz speed, which is expandable up to 16GB maximum capacity
  • Has 180GB SSD Opal2 M.2 hard drive
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lenovo™ ThinkPad P52s 15.6" Ultrabook, Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro P500
Item : IM12TH371 / Model : 20LB0019US
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  • Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen quad-core 1.9 GHz processor, up to 4.2 GHz with 8MB cache memory
  • 16GB DDR4 SDRAM for reliable performance
  • 1TB SSD M.2 ECIe NVMe Opal2 for data storage
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toshiba Portégé Z20t-C 12.5" Ultrabook, LCD, Intel Core M5-6Y57, 256GB SSD, 8GB, WIN 10 Pro, Graphite Black (12391967)
Item : 24284980 / Model : 12391967
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  • Features 6th gen Intel Core M5-6Y57 dual core 1.1 GHz speed with up to 2.8 GHz turbo boost processor and 4MB cache memory
  • Comes with 8GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, which is expandable up to 16GB
  • Comes with 256GB SATA M.2 SSD
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Dell™ Latitude HVC64 7480 14" Laptop, LCD, Core i7-7660U, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, WIN 10 Pro, Blue
Item : 24122609 / Model : LATI7480K7Y1Y
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  • 2.5 GHz Intel Dual-Core i7-7660U processor with up to 4 GHz turbo boost and 4MB cache memory for faster processing speeds
  • 16GB DDR4 SDRAM substantial high bandwidth RAM smoothly run your games, photo and video editing applications
  • 512GB SSD provides faster start-up times and data access while reducing heat production and power draw on the battery
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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s 20LB0022US 15.6 inch Laptop Computer Core i7, 16 GB, Windows 10 Pro (English)
Item : IM13BQ311 / Model : 20LB0022US
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  • Intel Core i7 1.80 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • With 16 GB of memory, runs as many programs as you want without losing the execution
  • 1 TB SSD for spacious storage with much faster data transfer speed than standard hard drives
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lenovo™ ThinkPad P52s 15.6" Ultrabook, Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro P500
Item : IM12TH365 / Model : 20LB0010US
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  • Intel Core i5-8350U 8th Gen quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, up to 3.6 GHz with 6MB cache memory
  • 8GB DDR4 SDRAM for reliable performance
  • 256GB SSD for data storage
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Dell™ Latitude 99WF7 5000 5289 12.5" 2-in-1 Ultrabook, Intel Core i5-7300U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, WIN 10 Pro, Black
Item : 24122651 / Model : LATI528999WF7
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  • 2.6 GHz 7th generation Intel i5-7300U dual-core processor with up to 3.5 GHz turbo boost and 4MB cache memory for faster processing speeds
  • 8GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM for reliable operation
  • 256GB SSD storage drive with serial ATA interface and M.2 form factor provides adequate internal storage space
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-51MV 14" Touchscreen LCD Ultrabook, Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) i5-8250U Quad-core (4 Core) 1.60 GHz
Item : IM13FQ270 / Model : NX.GTMAA.005
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  • Intel Core i5 1.60 GHz processor provides great performance, immersive multimedia and rapid loading of programs
  • 8 GB memory is ready to run powerful programs with efficient multitasking
  • 256 GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen 20LD001HUS 14" LCD 2 in 1 Ultrabook
Item : IM12QK958 / Model : 20LD001HUS
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  • Intel Core i7 1.90 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • With 16 GB LPDDR3 of memory, users can run many programs without losing execution
  • 512 GB SSD is enough to store your essential documents and files, favorite songs, movies and pictures
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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s 20LB0027US 15.6 inch Laptop Computer Core i7, 8 GB, Windows 10 Pro (English)
Item : IM13BQ308 / Model : 20LB0027US
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  • Intel Core i7 1.80 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • 8 GB memory is ready to run powerful programs with efficient multitasking
  • 256 GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s 20LB0021US 15.6 inch Laptop Computer Core i7, 500 GB HDD, 8 GB, Windows 10 Pro (English)
Item : IM13BQ314 / Model : 20LB0021US
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  • Intel Core i7 1.80 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • 8 GB memory is ready to run powerful programs with efficient multitasking
  • 500 GB HDD provides enough space to store all your documents and multimedia content
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen 20LD001KUS 14" Touchscreen LCD 2 in 1 Ultrabook
Item : IM12QK961 / Model : 20LD001KUS
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  • Intel Core i7 1.80 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • With 8 GB LPDDR3 memory, you can multitask seamlessly between various applications without issue
  • 256 GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen 20KH002JUS 14" Touchscreen LCD Ultrabook
Item : IM12QH552 / Model : 20KH002JUS
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  • Intel Core i7 1.90 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • With 16 GB of memory, runs as many programs as you want without losing the execution
  • 512 GB SSD is enough to store your essential documents and files, favorite songs, movies and pictures
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Lenovo ThinkPad X280 20KF002TUS 12.5" Touchscreen LCD Ultrabook, Intel Core i7 i7-8650U Quad-core 1.90 GHz, 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Item : IM12QH562 / Model : 20KF002TUS
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  • Intel Core i7 1.90 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • With 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM of memory, runs as many programs as you want without losing the execution
  • 256 GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
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Refurbished HP 640 G1 Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD DVDRW 14 Windows 10 64 Bit with Webcam
Item : 24242055 / Model : ST5-30534
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  • Intel Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz
  • 8GB Ram
  • 500GB HDD
266.99 $266.99
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Refurbished Dell 12.5in Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook Core i7 2.1Ghz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro
Item : 2413622 / Model : ST5-30054
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  • 12.5in Full HD Display with Intel Graphics and Audio & Webcam
  • 1366x768 Resolution
  • 8GB Memory, 256GB Hard Drive, No Optical Disk Drive
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Refurbished HP 840 G1 Laptop Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz 4GB Ram 500GB HDD with Windows 10 Home 64bit
Item : 24280182 / Model : ST5-0451
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  • Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz
  • 4GB Ram
  • 500GB HDD
222.99 $222.99
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Refurbished HP 14'' EliteBook 9470M Core i5 1.8Ghz 8GB RAM 320 GB HDD Win 7 Pro
Item : 2121504 / Model : ST5-0425
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  • Intel Core i5-1.8Ghz 3272U Processor
  • 8GB Memory, 320GB HDD, No Optical Disk Drive
  • 14'' Display with Integrated graphics & HD Audio
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Refurbished Grade B DELL Latitude E7240 Laptop, Intel Core i5-4200U, 1.6GHz, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD, Win 10 Home 64bit
Item : 24280179 / Model : ST5-0455
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  • Grade B. May include minor scratches, dents, etc.
  • Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz
  • 8GB Ram
271.99 $271.99
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Refurbished HP 640 G1 Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz 8GB 750GB HDD DVDRW 14 Windows 10 64 Bit with Webcam
Item : 24242056 / Model : ST5-30535
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  • Intel Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz
  • 8GB Ram
  • 750GB HDD
277.99 $277.99
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Dell XPS 13-9360 Intel Core i5-7300U X2 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3", Silver (Certified Refurbished)
Item : 24274005 / Model : 1493370762
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  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.
  • 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) LCD Display
  • Intel Core i5-7300U Processor (Dual-Core, 2.6GHz, 3MB Cache)
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Refurbished HP 640 G1 Laptop Intel Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz 8GB Ram 240GB SSD with Windows 10 Professional 64bit
Item : 24242054 / Model : ST5-0448
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  • Intel Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz
  • 8GB Ram
  • 240GB SSD
324.99 $324.99
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Refurbished HP 810 G2 Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz 8GB 120GB SSD 11.6 Windows 10 64 Bit with Webcam
Item : 24242050 / Model : ST5-30639
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  • Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz
  • 8GB Ram
  • 120GB SSD
304.99 $304.99
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20K4001XUS 14" Laptop Computer (Intel i5, 256 GB SSD, 8GB, Windows 10 Pro, Intel HD Graphics 520)
Item : IM19D9261 / Model : 20K4001XUS
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  • Intel Core i5-6300U 2.40 GHz dual-core processor
  • 8GB DDR3 SDRAM lets you easily multitask between various applications without issue
  • 256GB SSD offers excellent operational performance
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