Ultrabook

HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP has outed a new range of lightweight notbeooks, kicking off with the metal-clad HP ENVY m4 thin-and-light, and including the Sleekbook 14 and 15 for the mainstream. The ENVY m4 slots a choice of Intel Core i3/i5 processors inside its aluminum casing, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1,366 x 768 display; HP tells us we can expect up to eight hours.

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Dell Windows 8 business PCs revealed: Tablet, Ultrabook and AIO

Dell Windows 8 business PCs revealed: Tablet, Ultrabook and AIO

Dell has outed its Windows 8 enterprise range, an ultrabook, docking tablet, and all-in-one PC targeting those who have somewhat more serious needs than Facebook and gaming. The Dell Optiplex 9010 AIO, Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, and Latitude 10 tablet take some of the Windows 8 ideas we've already seen from Dell's consumer range at IFA, but throws in some business seriousness including a rather fetching dock for the new tablet.

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HP CEO sings the praises of Apple design

HP CEO sings the praises of Apple design

HP CEO Meg Whitman has taken on a lot since stepping into the position last September, and one thing she's focused on has been making HP's line of PCs and laptops more aesthetically pleasing. Whitman tells The Wall Street Journal that the laptop she was given when she started at the company was "a brick," and that now one of her goals is turning that around. Where she's pulling inspiration from may surprise you, too.

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Samsung Dual-Display Notebook concept hands-on

Samsung Dual-Display Notebook concept hands-on

Samsung's Windows 8 line-up at IFA wasn't limited to just the ATIV range; the company also had some interesting concepts to show, of which the most usable was a Dual-Display Notebook. Resembling one of Samsung's slick Windows ultrabooks from face-on, close the notebook's lid and there was a second display to be found, turning the machine into a slate-format tablet.

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Samsung Series 9 WQHD: Hands-on with Sammy’s Retina retort

Samsung Series 9 WQHD: Hands-on with Sammy’s Retina retort

Samsung normally isn't shy about showing off its manufacturing prowess, so imagine our surprise to find the company had snuck a super-high-resolution ultrabook onto the IFA show floor. The Samsung Series 9 WQHD ultrabook is billed as a concept right now, but it's one we're hoping the Koreans bring to market sooner rather than later: taking pride of place is a 13-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display with a matte finnish, for smooth graphics on a par with the glorious visuals from Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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Toshiba Satellite U920t hands-on

Toshiba Satellite U920t hands-on

Windows 8 devices are all the rage at IFA this year, especially tablets. Toshiba has a new Satellite - the U920t - on the scene, and like many tablets we've seen, this one is convertible into a notebook. However, unlike a number of the tablets we've seen, you don't convert this tablet by attaching it to keyboard dock. Instead, it features a slide out keyboard using a mechanism that Toshiba assures will provide for a smooth and stable transition.

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Acer Aspire M3 touch Ultrabook hits Windows 8 arena

Acer Aspire M3 touch Ultrabook hits Windows 8 arena

Over in Berlin at IFA 2012, the folks at Acer have revealed their next-generation Ultrabook lineup by the name of Aspire M3 touch. This lineup improves on their Ultrabook offerings thus far with a 10-point touch display optimized for Windows 8. The Acer Aspire M3 touch is just 22mm thin and weighs in at 2.3kg, toting with it a frameless 15.6-inch display with full touch capabilities.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook brings disk tray to the show

Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook brings disk tray to the show

It appears that Lenovo has decided to take the idea that ultra-thin computers cannot have a disk drive and throw it out the window with their newest Ultrabook, the IdeaPad U510 - and it's got Windows 8, too! This machine comes in at 0.83-inches thin and has a 15.6-inch HD display along with a full keyboard and - yes indeed - an internal DVD reader/writer and Blu-ray Disc drive that pops out to accept your disks whenever you need it. The U510 will be appearing with a range of colors for its exterior and a fully metallic feel - with real metal!

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