Design

Ultrabooks learn to twist, twirl, tilt – and compete

Ultrabooks learn to twist, twirl, tilt – and compete

Laptops have functioned like, well, laptops for so long that it’s a little bit of a shock when you find one with a trick up its sleeve.

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Intel: 75 Ultrabook Designs on the Way, Prices to Reach $699

Intel: 75 Ultrabook Designs on the Way, Prices to Reach $699

Intel said on Wednesday 75 ultrabook models are already in development and will include new form factors such as hybrids, which can switch from laptops to touchscreen tablets.

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Living with an Ultrabook – life on the lighter side

Living with an Ultrabook – life on the lighter side

The Ultrabook can basically be described as a Mac Book Air for the non-Apple user. However, the form factor does take a bit of getting used to.

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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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Samsung designers talk evolution and look of new Series 9 ultrabook

Samsung designers talk evolution and look of new Series 9 ultrabook

Samsung plans to release the new design on February 27. The 13-inch model will cost $1,400 and the 15-inch model will set you back $1,500.

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HP Envy 14 Spectre is 14″ Glass Ultrabook

HP Envy 14 Spectre is 14″ Glass Ultrabook

A couple of minutes ago, Hewlett-Packard has officially released the HP Envy 14 Spectre, a 20mm thin ultrabook featuring a 14-inch display packed into a chassis size of a common 13.3″ laptop and mostly covered with… glass!

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Skinny laptops are nothing new, it’s the pricing that matters

Skinny laptops are nothing new, it’s the pricing that matters

Thin laptops, aka Ultrabooks, are the big thing at the CES in Vegas this week. Every laptop maker has been showing off one laptop after another in one demo after another.

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Will we see the Ultrabooks we yearn for at CES?

Will we see the Ultrabooks we yearn for at CES?

For those in the market for an Ultrabook—thin, light, MacBook Air-like laptops that Intel hopes will stimulate the PC market—early offerings have left much to be desired. The likes of Samsung, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba have all tried, and while many of their attempts do have points in their favor, they’ve so far failed to live up to Apple’s benchmark.

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Acer expects ultrabook price cuts in Q2 2012

Acer expects ultrabook price cuts in Q2 2012

Acer, one of the top few manufacturer of PCs, expects Ultrabook prices to take a big dip downwards in the second quarter of 2012. Prices provided by Taiwanese IT news portal Digitimes are listed in US dollars.

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Ultrabook makers turn to new materials to cope with Apple

Ultrabook makers turn to new materials to cope with Apple

In particular companies are said to be substituting aluminum with materials like high-density fiberglass, or else using aluminum on the outside but plastic parts on the inside. The root of the capacity problem is said to lie with a combination of technology, temporary issues, and demand by Apple.

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