Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon pricing and configurations revealed

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon pricing and configurations revealed

This week the thinnest ultrabook on the block has been re-revealed with its full specifications, pricing, and release date ready to roll. This next-generation computer will be available from Lenovo's online store starting on August 21st, and users will be able to configure their own model online starting at $1399 going all the way up to $1849 depending on what's chosen for the notebook's innards. This device comes with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor in three configurations: i5 at 1.7GHz, i5 at 1.8Ghz, or i7 at 2.0Ghz.

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Lenovo: Tablets will save Windows 8 but ultrabooks still need work

Lenovo: Tablets will save Windows 8 but ultrabooks still need work

Lenovo is counting on Windows 8 tablets and a more evolved ultrabook for the future of PCs, though the company isn't convinced that ultraportables are at a stage where they can sufficiently compete today. "The ultrabook is the right direction" ThinkPad business unit general manager Dilip Bhatia said of Intel's ultraportable push, "it's the start of the journey, so it's not the destination." However, Lenovo is upfront that it needs "to create something more" than the ThinkPad notebook as it stands if it wants to remain viable.

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SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce is a company that produces a number of different processors that control flash storage inside an SSD or computer. These controller chips can have a huge impact on how the computer performs overall including having a major impact on speed and battery life. The company has announced new controller chips promising significantly improved battery life called the SandForce SF-2200/2100 Client Flash Storage Processors.

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Intel: $699 ultrabooks coming soon

Intel: $699 ultrabooks coming soon

Intel is kicking off its ultrabook symposium in Taipei tomorrow, and details have emerged of exactly what the company will be showcasing for the platform going forward. NetbookNews sat down with Navin Shenoy, the Vice President of Intel’s Architecture Group, and gleaned some information as to what to expect. As you might imagine, Intel is keen to promote ultrabooks and bring even more to market. Currently there are around 35 designs available to buy, but Intel says there are at least 140 designs for the platform.

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HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook hands-on and unboxing

HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook hands-on and unboxing

HP's new ENVY 4 Ultrabook has landed on the SlashGear test bench this week. Complete with a sleek and impressive design, dual-stereo Beats Audio speakers, and Intel's 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge dual-core i5 processor. Back in May we received our first glance at the new ENVY Ultrabook, but today we've given it another look in a quick hands-on video. More details, pictures, and specs are available after the break.

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Acer Aspire S5 Review

Acer Aspire S5 Review

Let's have a peek at the Acer Aspire S5, the ultrabook with the mechanical "MagicFlip" dish in the back with ports that whirrs out when you need to plug in and don't need all that pesky space this near-thinnest on the market notebook works with. It's just 0.6-inches when it's all folded up, and pressing that button in the upper right of your keyboard brings down a flap in the back that has a set of ports you'll only otherwise get with a laptop twice this one's size. Inside the S5 you've got Windows 7, a 3rd generation Intel Core i& processor, and the whole device looks just fabulous - but is it worth the massive price tag it comes attached with?

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Tablets to overtake notebooks in 2016 researchers predict

Tablets to overtake notebooks in 2016 researchers predict

Tablet shipments will eclipse those of notebooks in just four years time, according to new research, as Apple's iPad leads a slate storm that will overshadow traditional mobile computing. While the mobile market as a whole is expected to more than double by 2017, NPD DisplaySearch claims, that growth will be disproportionately driven by tablet sales, shipments of which are tipped to more than triple.

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Dell unveils new XPS 14 and XPS 15: Hands-on

Dell unveils new XPS 14 and XPS 15: Hands-on

If you’re a fan of Dell’s XPS 13 but want something a little bigger with extra connectivity, the newly announced XPS 14 and 15 might just be for you. Both laptops have seen a redesign that sees the chassis’ making use of aluminium while giving the models a much needed thinner profile, and you can expect to see the latest internals with Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and optional discrete NVIDIA graphics.

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