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What do you get with an ultrabook?

What do you get with an ultrabook?

A new category of thin and light Windows 7 laptops called ultrabooks has emerged in the past few months, but questions remain about whether the time is ripe to buy or to wait for Windows 8 models with features like touchscreens.

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Ultrabooks fall into disgrace in Vietnam

Ultrabooks fall into disgrace in Vietnam

With very high prices of between 19.9 million dong and 30 million dong, Utrabooks have not become popular in Vietnam. A report released by a well known computer distributor in Vietnam showed that only one product in every 12.1 products sold by the distributor is Ultrabook.

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Below-$700 ultrabooks within the year?

Below-$700 ultrabooks within the year?

With their use of hybrid disk drives to cut costs, the next generation of Intel-based Ultrabook PCs may sport attractive prices of below $700 later this year.

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Lower-priced Ultrabooks to drive PC growth this year: research

Lower-priced Ultrabooks to drive PC growth this year: research

The super light and thin laptops that Intel Corp. has placed its bets on are expected to provide new momentum for the slowing personal computer market in 2012, a Taipei-based research firm said recently, as vendors further cut Ultrabook prices.

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Don’t expect ultrabooks to transform the PC market, says analyst

Don’t expect ultrabooks to transform the PC market, says analyst

The ultrabook is the latest fad being pushed by PC vendors. But these lightweight laptops are unlikely to lift the market this year, according to J.P Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.

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How to Buy an Ultrabook

How to Buy an Ultrabook

Tablets? Toys. Netbooks? Nope. The Holy Grail of portable productivity is a no-compromise laptop with a full-sized, comfortable keyboard; easy-on-the-eyes display; all the performance and ports of a desktop replacement; the convenience of near-instant-on startup; and all-day battery life—all in a package so thin and light you’ll forget it’s in your briefcase.

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Intel plays Ultrabook matchmaker to boost production

Intel plays Ultrabook matchmaker to boost production

Intel is matchmaking vendors and manufacturers in an attempt to ensure the success of its ultrabook segment, pushing brand names into the embrace of ODMs promising ultraportables as cheap as $599. Epson, Onkyo, ViewSonic, Mustek, Motion Computing, WiPro and Positivo have all placed orders with Pegatron and ECS, DigiTimes reports, after Intel put them altogether for notebook speed-dating.

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Ultrabooks forecast to make up 20% of notebook sales in 2013

Ultrabooks forecast to make up 20% of notebook sales in 2013

The super-thin and light laptops promoted by Intel Corp., known as “Ultrabooks,” will remain a niche product in the near term but should gain more mainstream popularity next year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said recently.

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Acer Aspire S3 – entry-level Ultrabook well under $800

Acer Aspire S3 – entry-level Ultrabook well under $800

For only $748 the 13.3in Acer Aspire S3-951-2364G34iss is one of the best Ultrabook bargains we’ve come across. The low-voltage 2nd Gen Intel Core i3 and mechanical hard disk drive (together with a caching solid state drive) do peg the Aspire S3 as entry-level, but higher-end Ultrabooks start at about $1,100, so this is a very affordable way of getting yourself one of these much lauded superthin and light laptops.

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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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