We’re at Intel’s local launch of Ivy Bridge here in Rockwell tonight, and while Intel was doing their usual parade of notebooks and devices armed with the new processor, we spotted a newly announced devices in the crowd. Meet NEO’s own interpretation of the ultrabook – the NEO EDGE. This particular device is a 14-inch ultrabook that’s honestly not the lightest ultrabook that we’ve ever seen, but hey, an ultrabook is an ultrabook.
The keyboard felt good – not as fantastic as the one on the HP Folio 13 or the one in the Lenovo U300s, but it still had plenty of travel and wasn’t as horrible as first ultrabooks that came out. The trackpad though needed a lot of work – the rightmost edge of the plastic trackpad felt like it was getting caught on something, and wasn’t as smooth as we’ve expected.
Like we said, the device uses a 14-inch display, has a multitude of input ports and an optical disk drive. The EDGE has a next generation Core i5 processor, 4GB off DDR3 RAM and sports a 500GB HDD for storage which is paired with a 32GB SSD drive for fast booth times. It’s possibly the most affordable utralbook we’ve ever seen, as it’ll only retail for Php 33,999 – not bad for what you’re getting. Expect it to hit stores soon – if it hasn’t already.