Tag Archives: Ultrabooks

Acer bringing tablets, smartphone, Chromebooks and Ultrabooks to CES 2014

Acer has announced it will launch a range of devices at CES 2014 including a smartphone, tablets, Chromebooks and Ultrabooks. (Follow CES 2014 live, and get the latest CES news here.) If wearable tech doesn’t float your boat then fear not, Acer will be at CES in Las Vegas bringing a range of more traditional […]

HP EliteBook laptop range updated with Folio 1040 and Specrtre Pro 13 Ultrabooks

HP has added several new models to its EliteBook professional laptop range, with the Folio 1040 G1 and Spectre 13 Pro Ultrabooks leading the line-up

Dell Announces New Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks

Taking a page out of their experience with selling popular consumer Ultrabooks, namely the XPS 13, Dell is launching a couple of new business targeted Ultrabooks in the form of the 12-inch Latitude E7240 and 14-inch E7440.  Both new Latitudes feature a carbon fiber reinforced lid for extra durability, spill resistant keyboard, Gorilla Glass scratch […]

Lenovo Announces IdeaPad U330 and U430 Haswell Equipped Ultrabooks

Lenovo today announced a couple more laptops coming to the IdeaPad lineup that are equipped with the new Intel 4th generation Core i5 and i7 processors.  The IdeaPad U330 Touch and U430 Touch will replace the U310 and U410 respectively.  The U330 will have a 13.3” touch screen display and 1366 x 768 resolution or […]

If demand for larger tablets erodes, can Ultrabooks take their place?

Tablets may be killing PCs right now, but Ultrabooks could be poised for a boost as more people give up their almost 10-inch iPads in favor of 7-inch slates like the iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and the Kindle Fire.

Sony adds large-screen ultrabooks to Vaio lineup

Sony has started shipping two new Vaio ultrabooks with large screens starting at US$699 as the company expands its lineup of thin and light laptops.

Intel pledges $599 touchscreen ultrabooks later this year

Intel has released a new, low-power Core processor for ultrabooks and pledged that touchscreen ultrabooks will be available for as low as US$599 by the end of the year.

HP’s touch Sleekbook cheaper alternative to ultrabooks

Hewlett-Packard has priced its new Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook laptop at US$699, claiming it’s the most affordable device in its category.

Lenovo Coupon Code for ThinkPad Slim Ultraportables & UltraBooks

Right now Lenovo is running a promotion on all of their Ultraportable and Ultrabook style laptops.  Confusing “Ultra” terminology aside, let’s just say there’s a sale on the thinnest and lightest ThinkPads that Lenovo offers.  When you use coupon “ULTRADEAL” you get up to $150 off.  Here’s a rundown of the offers using this coupon: […]

3 Windows 8 ultrabooks: Lightweight and powerful

While much of the attention surrounding the long-awaited introduction of Windows 8 has focused on the latest tablets and convertibles, ultrabooks seem to have been lost in the frenzy. But although they aren’t Transformers that can assume several computing personalities, ultrabooks tend to be lighter and less expensive — and, for most business users, more […]

Asus delays Taichi dual-screen ultrabooks

Asustek has delayed U.S. shipments for its dual-screen Taichi ultrabooks, which were available for order from retail sites like Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect.

FixYa outs top user gripes about Ultrabooks and the MacBook Air

If you’re thinking about picking up a sleek, thin Ultrabook or MacBook Air, you may want to check out FixYa’s September 2012 Ultrabook Report, first. The new report reveals the biggest problems users experience with the MacBook Air and six popular Ultrabooks, including the Asus Zenbook Prime, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and Vizio Thin Light.

Ultrabooks disappoint in 2012, MacBook Air is king

Intel’s 2012 ultrabook prediction fails to materialise (except for Apple’s MacBook Air) but 20m expected next year.

Ultrabooks with iPhone Siri-like voice interaction to come in Q4

Voice interaction will be available in ultrabooks starting in the fourth quarter, an Intel executive said Tuesday.

Western Digital releases samples of its thinnest hybrid drive for Ultrabooks

Western Digital announced what it said is the industry’s thinnest hybrid drive for Ultrabooks, a 5mm-thick model that has 500GB capacity.

Western Digital to Create 5mm-thick Hybrid Hard-Drives for Ultrabooks

Are those 7mm-thick drives looking bulkier ever day? Well, Western Digital (WD) has just announced that it is now producing sampling versions of 5mm-thin (0.2 inch) hard disk drive featuring hybrid technology, which will be showcased during WD’s Investor Day on Sept. 13. WD started shipping 7mm hard drives for thin notebooks (e.g. Ultrabooks) earlier […]

Which Ultrabooks Have User-Replaceable Batteries? Too Few

Most new super-thin laptops, including Ultrabooks and the Retina MacBook Pro, are designed so consumers can’t change the batteries themselves. This is a big issue if you plan on keeping your new laptop for more than two years or want to hand it down to someone else later.

Which Ultrabooks Have User-Replaceable Batteries? Too Few

Most new super-thin laptops, including Ultrabooks and the Retina MacBook Pro, are designed so consumers can’t change the batteries themselves. This is a big issue if you plan on keeping your new laptop for more than two years or want to hand it down to someone else later.

Acer to offer free Windows 8 upgrades on some ultrabooks

Acer is offering a free upgrade to Windows 8 on some ultrabook models, saying it will refund the upgrade fee being charged by Microsoft on certain Windows 7 PC models purchased by buyers.

Windows 8 upgrade offer on Acer Ultrabooks

Upgrade from Windows 7 and get your money back

Taiwan worries new Apple patent could target ultrabooks

A Taiwan government office is warning local PC vendors of a new Apple patent for its MacBook Air that could be used in legal action to try and stop the sale of ultrabook models.

Taiwan worries new Apple patent could target ultrabooks

A Taiwan government office is warning local PC vendors of a new Apple patent for its MacBook Air that could be used in legal action to try and stop the sale of ultrabook models.

Acer announces sub-$700 ultrabooks upgradable to Windows 8

Acer on Wednesday announced new Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks starting at US$679.99 that will be upgradable to Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

Fujitsu upgrades Ultrabooks to business class

The Japanese company has made a play for you business users with the new Lifebook U772 Ultrabook

AMD chases Intel ultrabooks with Trinity laptop-tablet hyrid

Advanced Micro Devices showed off a Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrid running on the company’s A-series chips code-named Trinity, taking direct aim at Intel’s effort to chase touchscreen ultrabooks running on Ivy Bridge processors.