Ultrabook

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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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 Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Ultrabooks have turned up in force at Computex 2012, and Toshiba isn't in the mood to be left out. The Toshiba Portégé Z930 - aka the Satellite Z930 - is a 13.3-inch ultrabook using Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors, and measuring a scant 8.3mm thick at its thinnest point.

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Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Niche or nonsense? That's the question we find ourselves asking about the new Toshiba Satellite U840W, a 14.4-inch ultrabook with a bizarre 21:9 "cinemascope" widescreen display. Running at 1792 x 768 resolution, the U840W - to be known as the U845W in the US - comes preloaded with a custom Toshiba app that automatically scales two apps to run side-by-side.

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Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

This week the folks at Matrox have revealed the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for your MacBook, Ultrabook, and beyond. This device allows you to easily add a large display, a wired network, a mouse, a keyboard, and whatever else you want to your otherwise limited Thunderbolt-toting notebook. This device is made to de-clutter your life by connecting all of your devices to one aluminum-cased beast.

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Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

This week over in Taiwan at Computex, the folks at Acer have brought on three waves of fury for the upcoming release of Windows 8 later this year: All-in-Ones, Tablets, and touchscreen Ultrabooks. We've got hands-on with each of the big guns we've seen in the past 24 hours, but before you get there, have a peek at the announcement posts for each of these beasts, starting with the massive Acer U Series. Both the Acer Aspire 5600U and the Acer Aspire 7600U will have large-screen Windows 8 at your fingertips with 23 and 27-inch touchscreens on a swivel.

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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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Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen ultrabook hands-on

Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen ultrabook hands-on

Acer's new touchscreen ultrabooks weren't exactly a surprise at Computex 2012 - after all, Intel and Microsoft have been pushing OEMs to consider touch and Windows 8 best-buddies - but we've still been impressed by the new Aspire S7 models. Coming in 11.6- and 13.3-inch form factors, the slimline ultraportables have everything you'd expect from a regular ultrabook, but throw in 180-degree fold-back screens and multitouch support.

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