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Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

This month we've gotten quite a helping of awesome showings from Acer in the mobile category, but more important than that, so their CEO says, is Ultrabooks, and how many of them they'll be shipping inside 2012. Because of how well the manufacturer did with their first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, they plan on really rolling out the shipments and the subsequent sales of their newest and most fabulous tiny monster, the Aspire S5. This is that tiny sliver of an Ultrabook you saw the day before CES 2012 this year, the one we got hands-on time with (also shown in this post.)

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Next-gen Ultrabooks show awesome DirectX 11 gaming

Next-gen Ultrabooks show awesome DirectX 11 gaming

Intel expanded on its Ultrabook platform at its CES press conference, focusing on a better user experience. With a tacit promise for faster CPU performance, longer battery life and lower prices on the platform going forward, representatives were especially excited for the Turbo mode for CPUs. This allows for a boost in performance, and a not inconsiderable bump for gaming prowess as well.

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CES 2012 Is Go: Ultrabooks fast out of the blocks

CES 2012 Is Go: Ultrabooks fast out of the blocks

CES 2012 may not "officially" kick off until Tuesday January 10, but you'd never realize that looking at the flood of new products grabbing a pre-show chance at the limelight. CES Unveil yesterday and the packed timetable of press conferences today are already showing some themes, however, with ultrabooks and smart TV taking an early lead as the consumer electronics industry lays out its cards for 2012.

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Next generation of Ultrabooks can sport a touchscreen display and vocal control

Next generation of Ultrabooks can sport a touchscreen display and vocal control

There are 75+ designs of the Ultrabook already, and now Intel is working with manufacturers to present multiple hybrid/touch designs. From the demonstration, the touchscreens within the Intel were extremely fluid - and didn't skip a beat. We've all been waiting for manufacturers to incorporate touchscreen technology into their hardware, and the unveiling wasn't too surprising.

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OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs now Intel approved for ultrabooks

OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs now Intel approved for ultrabooks

OCZ has announced that its Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs, the 30GB and 60GB models, are now certified by Intel as passing the "White Using" portion of the Smart Response Technology performance benchmark test for ultrabooks. These high performance drives feature faster boot-up and data transfer speeds on a small footprint that's well suited for the myriad of ultrabooks we can be sure to expect this year.

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AMD readying competing “ultrathin” platform to Intel ultrabooks

AMD readying competing “ultrathin” platform to Intel ultrabooks

In an interview today, The head of AMD Australia and New Zealand, Brian Slattery, revealed that AMD's competing platform to Intel's ultrathin ultrabooks could debut as soon as next month, which pegs it very likely at this year's CES. Dubbing them "ultrathins" (in a possible endeavor to avoid any naming conflicts with the other named microprocessor company), Slattery stated that processors for ultrathin, yet fast computing would be ready soon. and "while the company hasn't said specifically what processors it'll be using, some variant of the Fusion APU, which AMD announced last January, seems likely."

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Samsung Series 5 ultrabooks debut

Samsung Series 5 ultrabooks debut

Samsung has revealed its latest ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5, a choice of 13- or 14-inch ultraportables packing 7s resume in a chassis as thin as 14.9mm. The new Series 5 notebooks pack a choice of up to 1TB of traditional storage (in the 14-incher; up to 500GB in the 13-incher) or a 128GB SSD, along with up to 8GB of RAM and even the option of an optical drive.

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