HP EliteBook and Windows 8: The Latest Ultrabook Disconnect

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Michael Dell on Thursday demonstrated Windows 8 ultrabooks, tablets and PCs for The VAR Guy. The message was clear: Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is ready to empower partners for touch, tablet and mobile computing. A few hours later, The VAR Guy returned home and saw a slick direct mail package from Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ). The HP promotion described the EliteBook Folio 9470m — an ultrabook — running Windows 7. Huh? An expensive Windows 7 direct mail promo the day Windows 8 launches? This is the latest example of big disconnects between PC and ultrabook makers, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Micr (IT news)