Monthly archive - December 2011

LG X-Note Z330 – Ultrabooks keep getting thinner, and more expensive

LG X-Note Z330 – Ultrabooks keep getting thinner, and more expensive

The Z330 and P220 are doing pretty well in South Korea, and hopefully they’ll reach western countries in the following months, heating up the competition (which currently consists of Toshiba’s Portege Z835, Acer’s Aspire S3 and Asus’ UX31).

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Toshiba launches Portégé Z830 Ultrabook in the Middle East

Toshiba launches Portégé Z830 Ultrabook in the Middle East

Toshiba Gulf Computer Systems Division launches the 13.3″ Portégé Z830 Ultrabook device, the company’s first Intel Core processor based Ultrabook that offers portability, durability, performance and essential multimedia features in a slim and sleek design. The Portégé Z830 will be available in the Middle Eastin December 2011.

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Your next PC could be an ultrabook

Your next PC could be an ultrabook

The wrappings are hardly off the holiday gifts and a new tech tool emerges. The tech news of the week is that ultrabooks are on the cusp of filling the void between the full-size laptop and the tablet. There are just a few more items to check off the delivery list.

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Intel’s Thunderbolt to see wider adoption starting April 2012

Intel’s Thunderbolt to see wider adoption starting April 2012

Intel is reportedly pushing for wider adoption of its high speed Thunderbolt interconnect in 2012.

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Acer to Launch MacBook Air Rival, 15-inch Ultrabook for $699?

Acer to Launch MacBook Air Rival, 15-inch Ultrabook for $699?

However, the manufacturers are finding it difficult to bring the price of the Ultrabooks to below the $1000 mark. Acer it seems has cracked the code and is preparing to release a large screened Ultrabook laptop which comes with a $699 price tag, according to sources cited by Digitimes.

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Intel says ultrabooks are the form factor of 2012

Intel says ultrabooks are the form factor of 2012

Intel has predicted that its new laptop form factor called the ultrabook, which was launched in 2011, will snag a 40% market share by the end of 2012.

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Five tech trends to watch in 2012

Five tech trends to watch in 2012

A term coined by Intel, ultrabooks describe exquisitely thin and light, yet pleasingly powerful laptops. Think MacBook Air and you get the idea. No, they don’t have touch screens or apps (though that’s changing, too) and ultrabooks usually have just one HD camera.

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CES 2012 will be Microsoft’s last year at trade show

CES 2012 will be Microsoft’s last year at trade show

The biggest U.S. tech trade show (officially called the 2012 International CES) will draw an estimated 149,000 attendees to Las Vegas this year, about thesame number as attended in January 2011 and not far from the record of 152,000 set in 2006. The big deal will be the Ultrabook, a full-fledged thin computer that turns on instantly.

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Looking forward to 2012: Ultrabooks

Looking forward to 2012: Ultrabooks

It’s taken the PC industry a while to reach the next major stage in notebook designs, but 2012 will be an interesting year thanks to ultrabooks.

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Ultrabooks buying guide: purchase an ultrathin laptop now or laterg

Ultrabooks buying guide: purchase an ultrathin laptop now or laterg

If you need a laptop sooner rather than later, though (especially if you want to take a tax deduction this year for a laptop purchase that you’ll use for business), here are the current top Ultrabook selections.

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