Ultrabook

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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HP ENVY Sleekbook and Ultrabook Hands-on

HP ENVY Sleekbook and Ultrabook Hands-on

Two new titans in the HP notebook range have been revealed with an amazing batch of features - bot the HP ENVY Sleekbook and the HP ENVY Ultrabook are here! These notebooks both come with Beats Audio, dual speakers, and a subwoofer for the highest quality sound. Both configurations also come with a soft-touch, slip resistant base that comes in either black or red and can be as thin as an amazing 19.8mm and less than 4 pounds light.

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Ultrabook-MacBook Air clone hybrids spotted in China

Ultrabook-MacBook Air clone hybrids spotted in China

Ultrabooks are finally starting to take hold in the PC market, while the original MacBook Air remains as popular as ever. What's an unscrupulous Shenzhen manufacturer to do? Make the best of both worlds, obviously. The knock-off havens in China have recently started spouting models that look uncannily like modern ultrabooks, even down to Intel Core i3 processors - but the distributors still couldn't resist grabbing a community-made Windows skin and making the software look like OS X.

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Dell targeting developers with XPS 13 and custom Ubuntu

Dell targeting developers with XPS 13 and custom Ubuntu

While consumers may want laptops that are thin, light, and powerful, developers need a stable platform to develop from. What about all these new fangled Ultrabooks? Do they make good testbeds? Dell is hoping to sway developers by creating the Sputnik project, a custom Ubuntu build designed for developers that will run smoothly on the XPS 13 Ultrabook. Dell is hoping to offer the stripped down build with standard developer tools, plus custom downloadable profiles.

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$799 MacBook Air tipped for Q3 2012

$799 MacBook Air tipped for Q3 2012

Apple will release a budget MacBook Air in Q3 2012, supply chain insiders claim, pricing the entry-level ultraportable at just $799 and presenting a compelling alternative to Intel's ultrabook drive. Exact specifications for the new budget model haven't been suggested by DigiTimes' sources, though the Cupertino company's target is clear: second-gen ultrabooks running Ivy Bridge processors from names like ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and Sony.

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