Monthly archive - January 2012

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook hits Best Buy: sports 14-inch display, DVD Drive, $900 price tag

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook hits Best Buy: sports 14-inch display, DVD Drive, $900 price tag

Samsung’s Series 5 Ultra laptop is now available at Best Buy retail stores starting at $900 and features impressive specs for an Ultrabook including a 14-inch display and DVD drive.

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The huge problem with Ultrabooks

The huge problem with Ultrabooks

Not everybody gets it. Ask Amazon.com to find you an Ultrabook and you’ll get results for “MacBook Air,” “netbook,” and “zenbook.” The e-tailer doesn’t classify ultrabooks as a distinct category, and that’s despite Intel claims of 75 ultrabook designs on the way from Asus, Acer, Dell, and Toshiba, among others.

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Ultrabook shipments to reach 178m by 2016

Ultrabook shipments to reach 178m by 2016

Ultrabooks will grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, according to Juniper Research, with shipments expected to reach 178 million by 2016.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook challenge gallery kickoff Live Blog

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook challenge gallery kickoff Live Blog

The Dell XPS 13 is Dell’s first Ultrabook, and they are celebrating the launch of this small wonder with a kick off event in San Francisco.

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Acer doubles down on Ultrabooks in 2012

Acer doubles down on Ultrabooks in 2012

It seems that Acer is feeling bullish about ultrabooks this year. Analysts are predicting that ultrabooks will grow to become as much as 40 percent of the laptop market by 2015, but Acer is moving that timetable up to 2012.

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Juniper warns that Ultrabooks are half-baked for now

Juniper warns that Ultrabooks are half-baked for now

Beancounters at analyst house Juniper do not think that Ultrabooks are ready to take the world by storm yet. The group declared that Ultrabooks will expand in the market over the next five years but at the moment they are too expensive to attract customers.

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Thunderbolt comes to Ultrabooks in 2012

Thunderbolt comes to Ultrabooks in 2012

The Ivy Bridge-based ultrabook range from Acer, Asus and Lenovo are expected to arrive sometime in Q2 of 2012 and guess what, Thunderbolt connectivity is coming along.

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The evolution from Notebooks to Ultrabooks

The evolution from Notebooks to Ultrabooks

It was at Computex 2011 where Intel announced the Ultrabook – a new category of notebooks that would take on tablets and boost lagging sales. Intel trademarked the ‘Ultrabook’ name and came up with a reference design; minimum specifications that had to be met for a device to be called an Ultrabook.

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Samsung Series 9 (2012) preview: Has the Air met its match?

Samsung Series 9 (2012) preview: Has the Air met its match?

Don’t call it an Ultrabook. Samsung previewed the second version of its Series 9 ultraportable at CES 2012, showing off a lighter and smaller model than the MacBook Air and a more powerful Core i7 processor and higher-resolution 1600 x 900 display.

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Intel reports Q4 revenues of US$13.9bn – ready to ride ultrabook wave

Intel reports Q4 revenues of US$13.9bn – ready to ride ultrabook wave

Intel Q4 revenues came in at US$13.8bn, bringing the company’s full-year revenues for 2011 to US$54bn. CEO Paul Otellini says the technology pipeline is strong, especially in terms of prospects for Intel-powered ultrabooks, tablet computers and smartphones.

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