If there’s a silver lining to the overall decline of computer sales, it’s the booming of the premium ultramobile segment. Based on a forecast from Gartner, sales of these slim but powerful flagship systems could rise by 11% this year and, by 2018, account for 27% of PC sales.
The key to success in this category is to deliver the most powerful and long-lasting mobile computers in the thinnest and lightest packages. Currently, that could require using Intel’s recently introduced Kaby Lake processor family. The new Core processors add additional speed and efficiency to their Skylake predecessors while making 4K graphics run smoother.