“You would think the PC was six feet under by reading tech coverage this week,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “With every aspect of the iPhone 5 dissected ad nauseam by legions of tech journalists worldwide, coverage of the ultrabook at the concurrent Intel event didn’t stand a chance.”

Here are a few of the most prominent technologies that ultrabooks — the standard for cutting-edge PC design — either lack or can’t incorporate effectively:
Ultra high-resolution displays: There is no Windows laptop out there with anything close to the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro’s 220 pixel-per-inch (PPI) density Retina display, let alone the iPhone’s 326 PPI screen

Crothers writes, “Here’s a closing word of advice to Microsoft, Intel, and its partners to keep the PC above ground. Laser-focus on high-resolution displays, because a 13-inch Retina-class display would be stunning on an ultrabook.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Why bother with ultrabooks? Smart consumers buy OS-unlimited MacBook Pros or MacBook Airs, not crappy OS-limited knockoffs from floundering outfits like Dell, HP, etc.