Both current models use the older Haswell chip from Intel and Apple's large laptop could benefit from the same Force Touch trackpad found on its smaller notebooks.
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The mobile devices include a pair of Ultrabooks and feature optional palm-based biometric security features.
The Broadwell-powered ultrabooks on show at CES 2015.
While most Chrome-based laptops have Intel inside, new competition could push prices even lower on these low-cost notebooks.
Based on the chip giant's reference design, the laptops include rugged features and Celeron processors.
Dubbed the Wireless Credential Exchange, the company's SoC devices would work in tandem with Monza RFID chips to render them inoperable if lost or stolen.
Both new 13-inch notebooks use Intel Haswell processors, but the pricier UX32LN adds a full HD display and an option for Nvidia's new Maxwell mobile graphics.
The chip giant's new modem is already built into the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 LTE tablet being sold overseas.
Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich says that he expects OEMs to push prices down over the coming weeks, and that this will result in $99 tablets, $299 Haswell laptops, and $349 2-in-1 hybrid tablets and notebooks.
The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
Based on the same design as the company's luxury Kirabook, some of the new notebooks come with Intel Haswell processors and Dragon Assistant voice-recognition software.
The updated systems use a mix of Intel and AMD processors, with new notebooks starting as low as $379.99 and desktops as low as $298.
While Toshiba unveils a 7mm hybrid hard drive/solid-state drive, Samsung launches the first PCI Express-based SSDs for ultra-thin PC notebooks, the same one found in new versions of Apple's MacBook Air.
The new Alienware 14, 17, 18 models are built from anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy and feature Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 700 series notebook graphics.
Intel officially unveiled its fourth-generation Core processors for a "new breed of 2-in-1 devices." At the same time the company said its upcoming Silvermont Atom would be extended into notebooks, convertibles and all-in-ones starting as low as $400.
Razer is hyping the 14-inch model as the "world's thinnest gaming laptop," while the Blade Pro will be sold at a large discount to indie game developers.
Featuring Intel Ivy Bridge processors and the company's Exmor R CMOS sensor in their webcam, the new Windows 8 notebooks start at $549.
What will it take to help give stagnating PC sales a bit of a boost? Intel hopes that Windows 8-powered notebooks with a $200 to $300 price tag might do the trick.
During its Q1 earnings call, Intel execs discussed thin notebooks using the forthcoming Atom platform being available by the holiday season at a bargain price.
The notebooks feature 15.6-inch multitouch screens and Intel Ivy Bridge processors.
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