Ultrabook

Acer TravelMate X313 convertible “Ultrabook” stretches limits on the name

Acer TravelMate X313 convertible “Ultrabook” stretches limits on the name

So you say you've seen every single different kind of Ultrabook there is to see, yes? Acer disagrees with you - here in the Acer TravelMate X313, you've got a tablet that works with a dock and a keyboard case as well as an 11.6-inch display with extreme scratch resistance. This device builds on the legacy of the similar-looking Acer Iconia W7 and the more recent Acer Iconia W3, that being the first Windows 8 tablet on the market with an 8.1-inch display. The style says similar, the innards earn a big beef-up.

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HP ZBook 14 hands-on: the world’s first workstation Ultrabook

HP ZBook 14 hands-on: the world’s first workstation Ultrabook

With the generation of workstation computers introduced this week by HP, this brand is taking the market from a real mobile angle with the HP ZBook 14 as its hero. This device works with a 14-inch LED-backlit SVA eDP anti-glare display up front coming with two configurations: one touch, the other standard. Under the hood you've got the ability to run integrated Intel HD graphics 4400, discrete AMD FirePro M4100 (1GB GDDR5 dedicated), and AMD Dynamic Switchable graphics, all depending on your everyday workhorse needs. Also inside you've got the ability to run 4th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors as well as full Windows 8 Pro.

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro brings on QHD 13-inch display and Voice Control

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro brings on QHD 13-inch display and Voice Control

With the expansion of the abilities available to manufacturers with the release of Windows 8.1 and the 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell) family of processors, Lenovo this week aims to show its dominance in the "Multimode" world of notebook computing with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. This device takes what was presented in the original Yoga and brings it to a much more futuristic place with the addition of software that detects which of four modes the device is in, suggesting ideal apps for each, Lenovo Voice Control, and Lenovo Motion Control 2.0. This notebook also comes in with a 13-inch display with 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) pixel resolution with 10-point multitouch capabilities.

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Sony VAIO Fit Multi-Flip ultrabooks hands-on

Sony VAIO Fit Multi-Flip ultrabooks hands-on

Sony teased a new form-factor laptop for IFA 2013, and the VAIO Fit is just that machine, a Windows 8 ultrabook that converts into a tablet in a way that actually manages to be unique despite all the convertibles we've seen before. In fact, it's a whole family of devices: offered in 13-, 14-, and 15-inch sizes, each VAIO Fit uses Sony's new Multi-Flip system, where the laptop screen tilts up, the rear panel folds, and the whole thing collapses down on itself into a tablet. We grabbed some playtime at the show; read on for our first impressions.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and S Series Ultrabooks get ultra-thin with Haswell inside

Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and S Series Ultrabooks get ultra-thin with Haswell inside

This week in Berlin at IFA 2013 the folks at Lenovo has brought on a new wave of ThinkPad Ultrabooks for the latter half of this year. This device portfolio includes additions to the Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and S Series Ultrabooks with the T440s, T440, X240, S440, and S540. In the T and X series models you'll find 20 percent thinner form factors under recent reboots, a collection of options in each of these devices bright panels, and a massive 45 percent larger size on each of their clickpads. The whole lot works with new 4th generation Intel Core processor technology as well.

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Acer S7 Ultrabook reboot brings Haswell, battery life, and a new keyboard

Acer S7 Ultrabook reboot brings Haswell, battery life, and a new keyboard

In June, Acer's Aspire S7 Ultrabook reboot was unveiled, bringing with it fourth-generation Intel Core processors and some other new features. At the time, Acer stated the laptops would be shipping out in the third quarter of this year, with pricing and some additional details surfacing around the same time. Such was the case this evening, with the company announcing pricing and availability.

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