Ultrabook

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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Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks start from $679.99

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks start from $679.99

Acer has even more ultrabooks to share with you, today introducing the Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 series. The ultrabook will be available in both 14- and 15.6-inch sizes, with chassis coming in at 0.81-inches thick. Naturally, you’ll find Intel’s third-generation Ivy Bridge processors under the hood, with Core i3 chips offered on standard configurations with the option to upgrade to Core i5.

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Intel driving ultrabook cost-cuts after MacBook Air discount

Intel driving ultrabook cost-cuts after MacBook Air discount

Intel is circling the wagons among ultrabook manufacturers, it's reported, planning an all-hands conference next month to discuss cost-saving measures that will better challenge Apple's MacBook Air. The chip company has an ultrabook target price of $699 for the second half of 2012, DigiTimes' sources claim, responding in part to Apple's price cut of the Air of $100 earlier this week.

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Dell Latitude 10 and Win RT slate detailed plus wireless Ultrabook dock

Dell Latitude 10 and Win RT slate detailed plus wireless Ultrabook dock

Details of Dell's upcoming Windows tablet pair continue to leak out, with the latest talk suggesting the Latitude 10 Windows 8 model due in mid-November will be preceded by a Windows RT version. The Dell Latitude 10 launch will bring a new docking station with extra ports and charging, according to Neowin's source, while the Windows-on-ARM tablet - name currently unknown - is tipped to arrive in October.

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook gets Ivy Bridge refresh

Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook gets Ivy Bridge refresh

We've already had our hands on the lovely silver beast that is the Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook, and now it's come time to refresh the lineup with a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 256GB Solid State Drive to boot. This Acer refresh includes a lovely new champagne color and has a price structure starting at just $648 USD. This device is what Acer notes is "one of the most affordable ultrabooks on the market" and we'd have to agree!

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Acer Aspire S5 ultra-thin ultrabook priced and detailed

Acer Aspire S5 ultra-thin ultrabook priced and detailed

The thinnest ultrabook in Acer's arsenal has been announced as being up for sale this month: the Acer Aspire S5, complete with the fabulously odd motorized MagicFlip I/O Port we got our hands on earlier this year at CES 2012. This notebook measures in at 0.44 inches thin at its thinnest point, with just a 0.59 inch thickness at the other end of the spectrum. It's also got a black, magnesium-alloy and brushed metal chassis and just 2.65 pounds to its name, and it's all coming at the end of this month!

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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch hands-on

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch hands-on

ASUS' Computex 2012 range may have err'd on the odd side so far, but the new Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch is an ultrabook with far more mass-market appeal despite delivering finger-friendly Windows 8. Taking the original Zenbook Prime from earlier this year, and slotting in a capacitive touchscreen on top of the Full HD display, it eschews crazy hinges and odd form-factors for a more straightforward boost in functionality.

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Fujitsu unveils new Lifebook U772 and UH572 ultrabooks

Fujitsu unveils new Lifebook U772 and UH572 ultrabooks

Fujitsu has rolled out some new ultrabook computers aimed at consumers and business pros. The two ultrabooks include the 14-inch Lifebook U772 that has a frameless WXGA HD Crystal View display. The ultrabook also supports an optional port replicator for easy docking connecting to an external monitor, mouse, and keyboard. The ultrabook is only .69-inches thick and weighs 3.15 pounds.

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Toshiba Computex 2012 Hands-on Round-Up

Toshiba Computex 2012 Hands-on Round-Up

This week there are more than just a couple of titans bringing the heat to the Windows world, Toshiba being one that dares to bring odd form factors to the table here in the summer of 2012. What we've seen from Toshiba this week includes one brand new tablet, a lovely All-in-one PC, and three notebooks - though one of them we're not quite what to call as its got a display that's so oddly shaped that it can't quite be called a notebook, but certainly isn't a tablet as it does have a keyboard attached.

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