Ultrabook

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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Intel Ultrabooks, tablets to get free WiFi access

Intel Ultrabooks, tablets to get free WiFi access

Intel is planning to add "enhanced connectivity" to some of its Ultrabooks and tablets. It has partnered with Devicescape to offer its WiFi management tool, which will make it easy to connect to nearly 8 million public WiFi hotspots. This means that Ultrabooks and tablets that feature Intel's Smart Connect Technology will be able to automatically connect to Devicescapes Curated Virtual Network (CVN).

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ASUS Zenbook Primes official: Ivy Bridge, 1080p IPS

ASUS Zenbook Primes official: Ivy Bridge, 1080p IPS

We’ve seen details leak out about the Zenbook Primes several times, but now ASUS has officially announced that its bringing the new Ultrabooks to the United States. Previous details were pretty much spot on: the new laptops will feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors in Core i5 and Core i7 forms, and while the default displays will have the standard 1366x768, a 1080p IPS option will be available on all models.

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Dell Latitude 6430u is a business Ultrabook

Dell Latitude 6430u is a business Ultrabook

Ultrabooks may be primarily focused at consumers, but how about a business Ultrabook? That’s what Dell has stumbled onto with a new entry into the Latitude range, the 6430u. Unsurprisingly, it’ll offer Intel’s Core i3, i5, and i7 Ivy Bridge chipsets, along with the typical specs you’d see on other Ultrabooks. Dell has a couple of twists though: it’ll support Intel’s vPro platform, feature an aluminium construction, and have a removable battery.

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Intel goes tiger dancing in bizarre Ultrabook promo

Intel goes tiger dancing in bizarre Ultrabook promo

Intel's ultrabook marketing strategy has taken a turn for the bizarre, with the chip company looking to a dancing moon tiger - and, at a recent Japanese press event, a group of 100 backup dancers - to push the MacBook Air rivals. While in North America and Europe, Intel has generally been focusing on how thin ultrabooks are, without necessarily sacrificing power, in Japan a somewhat more unusual campaign has rolled out. Check out the videos after the cut.

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