Ultrabook

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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Acer announces Aspire M5 Ultrabooks

Acer announces Aspire M5 Ultrabooks

Acer has today announced its new range of Ultrabooks, the Aspire M5 series. Acer will offer both 14 and 15-inch models featuring Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors and discrete NVIDIA graphics. The company has gone back to the drawing board in terms of design, offering a display with a thinner bezel as well as a metallic silver finish for the chassis.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook revealed

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook revealed

The next level powerhouse in workhorse Ultrabook has been revealed by Lenovo as being the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, complete with the claim that it is indeed "the world's lightest 14-inch professional Ultrabook." This Ultrabook "exceeds Ultrabook specifications" as Lenovo says with its premium Carbon Fiber roll cage enclosure and full package weighing in at 3 pounds. This notebook has a 14-inch display which works with Vibrant Hi-Resolution technology, it being 1600 x 900 pixel resolution with a thin bezel and 300 nit brightness. The keyboard is Lenovo's latest setup with backlighting as well, so get prepped for a premium experience.

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Lenovo ThinkPad laptops T, X, L, W series grab Ivy Bridge

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops T, X, L, W series grab Ivy Bridge

It's time for the 3rd Generation Intel Core update to Lenovo's line of ThinkPad laptops including their T, X, L, and W series, these including software updates as well. What we're dealing with here in this update is a series of upgrades for each of the unique series with one common strain between the lot of them: Intel's Ivy Bridge processors bumping them all up to ultra powerful. Have a peek at how Lenovo is bringing the heat across the board with their ThinkPad series all across the board.

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NEC LaVie Z Ultrabook weighs just 2.2lbs

NEC LaVie Z Ultrabook weighs just 2.2lbs

Haven’t bought your Ultrabook yet? Here’s another manufacturer hoping to entice you with its wares. NEC has announced its own Ultrabook, the LaVie Z. You can expect to see the same Intel guts in all the other Ultrabooks, but NEC is using some premium materials for its own version. The case is constructed from a lithium-magnesium alloy, which makes it durable and light too: just 2.2 lbs.

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HP Sleekbook muddies the Ultrabook waters

HP Sleekbook muddies the Ultrabook waters

Once upon a time you could have a regular laptop or you could pay a whole lot more and get an ultraportable one. Now, Intel is pushing ultrabooks, HP has just thrown down the "Sleekbook" and only Apple is really making any headway, not even bothering to class the MacBook Air as anything other than a notebook. HP is pushing the Sleekbook name - featuring for the first time on 14- and 15.6-inch ENVY models unveiled today - as, it seems, a counter-branding attempt that gives the firm more flexibility in its hardware decisions.

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