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Lenovo ThinkPad T440s ultrabook surfaces with full HD display and Haswell [UPDATE]

Lenovo ThinkPad T440s ultrabook surfaces with full HD display and Haswell [UPDATE]

The T440s ultrabook has cropped up on Lenovo's website, with the page appearing to be under construction still, or perhaps not intentionally published. In it, we get a minor look at the ultrabook visually, as well as a rundown of some of its specs, of which there's such goodies as 4th-generation Intel Core processors and a full HD IPS display. UPDATE: The webpage construction continues! Full-bodied photos have appeared - enjoy!

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Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

This week the folks at Samsung have done a rather quick run-down of machines at their Premiere event in London. Not only is the team bringing notebooks and Ulrabooks to the market, they've got an all-in-one machine as well. This family begins with the ATIV One 5 Style, a Windows 8 All-in-one, and moves on with a pair of Ultrabooks: ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite.

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Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power: Ultra-convenience for your ultrabook

Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power: Ultra-convenience for your ultrabook

Intel has thrown in with the Alliance for Wireless Power, joining the Samsung and Qualcomm founded standards group pushing cable-free recharging for phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. Taking a place on the A4WP board of directors, the group confirms [pdf link], Intel will be pushing for wireless power in ultrabooks and other mobility devices its chips are found inside, potentially opening the door to a desk that can one day rejuice your phone, slate, and your notebook, simply by placing them on top of it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix unboxing and first impressions

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix unboxing and first impressions

This week we're taking a look at the latest and greatest from Lenovo in the Ultrabook and convertible space for Windows 8 computing. Their new and fancy ThinkPad Helix was shown off plenty at CES, but today we're giving it another peek in its final shipping form. Keyboard dock and all. The Helix is a full Windows 8 machine classified as an Ultrabook, that doubles as a powerful Win 8 tablet so read on for our thoughts.

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Samsung PCIe SSDs now in production for Ultrabooks

Samsung PCIe SSDs now in production for Ultrabooks

PCIe-based solid state drives aren't anything new, but Samsung has just production on a new PCIe SSD that will be specifically meant for lightweight and thin Ultrabooks. The company is calling these new SSDs the XP941 series, and they offer up to 1.4GB/s speeds, which is 2.5 times faster than a traditional SATA solid state drive.

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Sony VAIO Pro 11 and 13 are world’s lightest touchscreen ultrabooks

Sony VAIO Pro 11 and 13 are world’s lightest touchscreen ultrabooks

The Sony VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13 are being hailed as the lightest ultrabooks with a touchscreen in their respective classes, with the smaller unit weighing about 1.9lbs and the larger weighing about 2.3lbs. Both are constructed from carbon fiber, adding an element of durability to their svelte frames. As with the VAIO Duo 13 announced earlier this evening, both the VAIO Pro laptops will be available the middle of this month.

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