Ultrabook

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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Gigabyte X11 ultrabook is world’s lightest

Gigabyte X11 ultrabook is world’s lightest

Gigabyte has revealed its latest ultrabook, the Gigabyte X11, billed as the lightest and only full-carbon-fiber notebook on the planet. Built around an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and a 3rd-Gen Intel Core processor, the X11 measures a waifish 3mm at its thinnest (16.5mm at its fattest) and weighs 975g, with Gigabyte promising street pricing of $999 to $1,299 when it hits the market in July.

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with touchscreens and Windows 8 revealed

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with touchscreens and Windows 8 revealed

The wave of touchscreen-loving Windows 8 notebooks has begun at Computex with Acer's own Aspire S7 Ultrabook series. Here we've got both a 13.3-inch model and an 11.6-inch model with full 180-degree fold-back screens for your touch-loving pleasure! These models both take the Acer Aspire S3 and bump up the specifications as well as the build, bringing 12.5mm-thick unibody aluminum along for the ride.

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Lenovo announces IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge

Lenovo announces IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge

The avalanche of news for Intel's newest Core series of processors has truly begun, and Ultrabooks are up next. Lenovo has announced updates for their consumer IdeaPad line with the 13-inch U310 and 14-inch U410, both scheduled to go on sale today in worldwide markets and later this month in the U.S. and U.K. both notebooks keep the, well, "notebook" style of the previous high-end entries in the IdeaPad line, but bring the prices down considerably lower than other Ultrabooks.

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Gigabyte unveils X11 as world’s lightest 11.6-inch Ultrabook

Gigabyte unveils X11 as world’s lightest 11.6-inch Ultrabook

Gigabyte today officially unveiled its X11 Ultrabook following yesterday's leaked images of the laptop. The 11.6-inch Ultrabook is being touted as the world's lightest notebook, weighing only 975g or 2.15 pounds. Besides sporting a MacBook Air-like ultra thin design ranging from 16.5mm to 3mm (0.65 inches to 0.19 inches) at its thinnest point, the X11 is also made from real carbon fiber that further reduces weight.

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Intel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirements

Intel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirements

Last month, Intel launched its third-generation processors in the Core family, known as Ivy Bridge. Those chips that launched last month were high-powered versions, not the power sipping, miserly chips that would make their way into notebooks and ultrabooks looking for performance and long battery life. Today, Intel has officially launched its laptop focused Ivy Bridge processors.

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Gigabyte X11 world’s lightest ultrabook pics leak

Gigabyte X11 world’s lightest ultrabook pics leak

Tomorrow, May 31, the lightest ultrabook ever to be released will have its coming out party in Taipei. But ahead of the anticipated launch, some official product shots have leaked, even though there haven't been any leaked technical specs. However, it looks like it will have an 11.6-inch display and a limited number of connection ports.

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