So I was reading this article over at AI about how Intel believes their new Ultrabook™ initiative blows the MacBook Air out of the water. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but the MacBook Air is basically an Ultrabook, is it not? I know it's not actually part of Intel's trademarked lineup, but an Ultrabook is just a branded name for an ultraportable laptop, right? In the article, two Intel reps are quoted as saying: That sounds... just like a MacBook Air. But when asked about comparing Ultrabooks to the Air, Intel says: "Offering all those things in the same device?" I didn't realize the unibody MacBook Air was comprised of several pieces. And "with an operating system that people have come to love over the years?" Surely they're not talking about Windows. If they are, then these guys are digging their own grave. Why is Intel trying to combat the MacBook Air when the Air itself falls into the same category? Hell, it basically created the category to begin with! On top of that, Intel chips are what power the MacBook Air. I don't know, maybe I'm just confused on the differences between the two. Or maybe it's just politics and Intel wants to see more competition in the space Apple has created with the MacBook Air. tl;dr: Intel says Ultrabooks are better than MacBook Air, but the Air is an "ultrabook" — running the same Intel chips — and is basically what defined the category to begin with.