Ultrabook

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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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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