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Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook ships June 19th from $699.99

Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook ships June 19th from $699.99

Dell has today announced a new Ultrabook in its lineup, the Inspiron 14z. Dell is hoping that the budget offerings will entice students, and the design has been tweaked to add some more supple curves. If you’re hoping to find Ivy Bridge lurking beneath the chassis, you’ll be in for a disappointment: the Ultrabook comes equipped with a ULV Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor, although Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge upgrades are available.

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Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been the main model tipped to include a Retina display, with not much being said of the 13.3- or 17-inch models. A leaked spec sheet indicates that that 13-inch may not see a Retina display update, instead settling for a mobile Ivy Bridge update as well as two USB 3.0 ports. The integrated graphics also see a bump to Intel’s HD 4000 GPU.

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Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch hands-on

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch hands-on

So you’re not buying into any of this convertible tomfoolery, but do want a touch screen on your next Ultrabook, in which case Samsung will have you covered. The Korean company has also shown off the Series 5 Ultra Touch at Computex, which as you might expect, is a Series 5 with a multi-touch display, designed to be used with Windows 8.

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Samsung Series 5 Ultra Convertible hands-on

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Convertible hands-on

ASUS showed off laptop and tablet hybrid yesterday, but instead of two screens, how about one with an extremely flexible hinge? That’s the concept that Samsung is putting to the world with its Series 5 Ultra Convertible laptop. The notebook looks similar to the regular Series 5, but features a 13.3-inch touch screen that can fold back on itself.

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Toshiba R9 Series hands-on

Toshiba R9 Series hands-on

Where would Toshiba be without a nice, sturdy mainstream range of somewhat business-centric notebooks? The Toshiba R9 Series may not have the fancy widescreen of the U840W, but the Ivy Bridge based 14-inch Tecra R940 and 15.6-inch Tecra R950, and their ultraportable 13.3-inch Portégé R930 sibling, would all go well in your briefcase.

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Sony VAIO T13 Ultrabook heading Stateside from $799

Sony VAIO T13 Ultrabook heading Stateside from $799

If you’re a laptop purist and not too fussed about all this convertible dual-boot nonsense than ASUS is keen to promote, then maybe a good old fashioned Ultrabook is just the thing you need. We heard that Sony’s VAIO T Ultrabook was coming to European markets, but the company has announced that the laptop will also be heading to the United States with some decent specs, attractive design, and an aggressive price point.

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ASUS TAICHI laptop/tablet hybrid hands-on

ASUS TAICHI laptop/tablet hybrid hands-on

Who says laptop manufacturers can’t occasional innovate? ASUS unveiled the certainly crazy TAICHI dual-screen laptop at Computex, running Windows 8 and featuring either dual 13.3-inch screens or dual 11.6-inch screens. Whichever size you pick, you’ll get Super IPS+ 1080p panels, a full keyboard, trackpad, and an Ivy Bridge processor. There are two "HD" cameras on board too, one on the front and a five megapixel shooter on the back.

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ASUS Transformer Book takes hybrid tablets mainstream

ASUS Transformer Book takes hybrid tablets mainstream

ASUS isn't done with its unusual form-factors; the company also has the new ASUS Transformer Book series, a range of 11.6-, 13- and 14-inch notebooks with detachable touchscreen displays. Running a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 chips and discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the Transformer Book line-up have Full HD IPS displays that support multitouch control.

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Gigabyte unveils X11 as world’s lightest 11.6-inch Ultrabook

Gigabyte unveils X11 as world’s lightest 11.6-inch Ultrabook

Gigabyte today officially unveiled its X11 Ultrabook following yesterday's leaked images of the laptop. The 11.6-inch Ultrabook is being touted as the world's lightest notebook, weighing only 975g or 2.15 pounds. Besides sporting a MacBook Air-like ultra thin design ranging from 16.5mm to 3mm (0.65 inches to 0.19 inches) at its thinnest point, the X11 is also made from real carbon fiber that further reduces weight.

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The Sharper Image Compact Computer Desk with Speakers is odd

The Sharper Image Compact Computer Desk with Speakers is odd

The Sharper Image has been around for a long time and offers some of the strangest, and at times cheesiest, gadgets and accessories for technology fans you'll find outside of Japan. If you work from a notebook, you may be using a laptop docking station with USB ports and a cooling fan. If you have a really fancy docking station, you might even have a couple of extra speakers inside.

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