Two-thousand eleven may have been the year of the tablet, but 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the ultrathin laptop -- or the ultrabook, if you will. The sleek devices are slowly trickling into stores.
They're designed to be "thin, light, beautiful" -- and priced for the mainstream market. Manufactured by Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, LG and Toshiba, ultrabooks are intended to offer the mobility of a tablet and the functionality of a real laptop.
Should you purchase one?