Ultrabook

MSI Slider S20 Ultrabook coming Q1 2013

MSI Slider S20 Ultrabook coming Q1 2013

It's been a little while since we last heard about MSI's Slider S20 convertible. We ended up getting hands-on session with the device at Computex 2012 back in June, and it was later tipped for an October release, but that obvious has yet to happen. However, the company just announced that we should be seeing the new Ultrabook sometime in Q1 2013.

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Samsung announces enhanced Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra to be displayed at CES

Samsung announces enhanced Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra to be displayed at CES

Samsung has announced the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, as well as the new Series 7 Ultra ultrabook, both of which it will show off at the upcoming CES 2013 event. The Series 7 Ultra model 730U3E is the first in a series of ultrabooks Samsung has planned, while the enhanced Series 7 Chronos features a lighter body and a processing power boost. You can check out pictures of the machine after the jump.

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Samsung refreshes Series 7 Chronos with AMD Radeon HD 8870M graphics

Samsung refreshes Series 7 Chronos with AMD Radeon HD 8870M graphics

Just in time for CES 2013, Samsung has updated its Series 7 Chronos notebook with a few welcomed upgrades -- the most notable upgrade being AMD’s Radeon HD 8870M graphics chip. There's not too much information on the new laptop to go around, but it does have a RAMaccelerator, which promises 50 percent faster app loading, a full HD display, and JBL speakers.

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Velocity Micro reveals NoteMagix Ultrabook lineup

Velocity Micro reveals NoteMagix Ultrabook lineup

There's a brand new Ultrabook in town sporting Intel inside from Velocity Micro, with three new models pumped up for the new year. This lineup comes in with three notebooks by the names of NoteMagix U430, NoteMagix U450, and NoteMagix U470, each of them coming in with a unique chassis and no Bloatware at all, whatsoever. These units are pumped up and ready for the big time, too with solid aluminum bodies and less than 4 pounds to any one unit.

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Intel reportedly prioritizing voice control for 2013 Haswell Ultrabooks

Intel reportedly prioritizing voice control for 2013 Haswell Ultrabooks

Intel is reportedly pushing for voice control as a standard feature of Shark Bay based ultrabooks in 2013, with a combination of hardware and software for speech recognition tipped to join the minimum spec list. The hands-free technology would join touchscreens as part of Intel's premium feature-set for next-gen ultrabooks, Fudzilla reports, though exactly how such a system would be implemented is unclear at this stage.

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AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

It would appear that AMD is plotting a next generation line of mobile graphics, as a card from the company's 8000 series has appear in a listing for an incoming ASUS ultrabook. Details are still pretty slim, and when that's coupled with the fact that AMD has yet to announced the 8000 family of GPUs, it's hard to know what's really going on. Still, if the listing on German retailer Cyberport is to be believed, the ASUS VivoBook U38DT will ship with an AMD Radeon HD 8550M under the hood.

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GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

Anyone who's ever looked inside a computer or laptop at the hardware knows that there are a lot of components inside the chassis of computing systems that take up a lot of space. Typically, one of the thickest parts of many computer systems is the heatsink that keeps the processor cool. Many of those heatsinks require big blocks of copper or aluminum and cooling fans.

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Dell now offering XPS 13 Ultrabook running Ubuntu

Dell now offering XPS 13 Ultrabook running Ubuntu

Dell has launched an Ubuntu version of its attractive XPS 13 ultrabook. The ultrabook is aimed at developers, offering them "the essentials they want" bundled up in a Linux-harboring device. The laptop is available for purchase now from Dell starting at $1,449. You can also nab a Windows version of the machine if Ubuntu isn't your thing.

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Asus delays dual screen Taichi ultrabooks

Asus delays dual screen Taichi ultrabooks

Asus has announced that it has delayed shipments in the US for the interesting dual screen Taichi ultrabook. Those machines have been available for US customers order from several websites including Amazon.com. The Taichi is a dual screen ultrabook with a screen on the outside for tablet use and a second screen on the inside for traditional notebook use.

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Acer Aspire S7 Review

Acer Aspire S7 Review

The larger of the two big-hitters in the Acer Aspire S7 series Ultrabooks sits here on our desk like a high-powered glass-covered knife, ready to bring the best we've seen in touchscreen-toting Windows 8-optimized notebook action to the market. This machine has been delivered to our doorstep in its most powerful configuration, all $1,649 USD of it - complete with a 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7-3517U Processor clocked in at 1.9GHz. The 13.3-inch display here is a beastly Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit bit of technology with 10 finger touch and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Now we've got to see if this is enough to match up with that price - or if after all is said and done, the price will be the last of your thoughts in this next-generation experience!

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch unveiled on Lenovo’s website

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch unveiled on Lenovo’s website

While we're not sure if it was deliberate or just an accident, some information about Lenovo's newest touchscreen ultrabook, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, has popped up on the company's website. The webpage teases visitors with a product shot of the new ultrabook, but not much else except a release date of sometime in December. However, the page has since been taken down, so we're guessing it was an accidental leak on Lenovo's part.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

With so many Windows 8 PCs launching in the next couple months, manufacturers are going to have find something to make their machines stand out. Lenovo has taken this idea to extremes with one of its new computers, the IdeaPad Yoga 13. Convertibles are nothing new – we’ve seen plenty of laptops that can “turn into” tablets – but the IdeaPad Yoga 13 features a 360 degree hinge that makes it so much more than just a tablet/laptop convertible. I’ll say this right off the bat: the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is one of the coolest machines I’ve ever seen. But being cool is only one part of the equation, and that 360-degree hinge can’t carry the whole machine if the rest of it is nothing to write home about. Has Lenovo delivered an interesting and unique machine that won’t disappoint when it comes to actual usability, or is the Yoga 13 a dud that will be lost in a sea of Windows 8 machines despite the fact that it has some intriguing features? Read on to find out.

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