Ultrabook

Sony unveils touch enabled VAIOs, Tap 20 and Duo 11 available this month

Sony unveils touch enabled VAIOs, Tap 20 and Duo 11 available this month

Sony has introduced its first tabletop PC in the US market, the VAIO Tap 20, a massive 20-inch tablet computer, as well as the smaller VAIO Duo 11 "hybrid slider" PC, which we reviewed back in August. In addition to the Tap 20 and the Duo 11, Sony has also released touch-enabled ultrabooks, including a refresh of the T13 and the E series 14P models. This line of touch-enabled PCs runs Windows 8.

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Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Today is a hot day for your Acer Windows 8-bound notebook family with not just the V5 series popping up for touchscreen laptop justice, but with the Aspire M5 Series Ultrabook as well. What we've got here with the M5 Ultrabook is a unit that will be sold exclusively by Best Buy stores in the United States - so don't expect them anywhere else, basically. Here you'll have an 8-hour battery life supporting a 14-inch Aspire M5-481PT and a 15.6-inch Aspire M5-581T. They come in different colors, too!

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Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks detailed in three sizes for Windows 8

Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks detailed in three sizes for Windows 8

If you're after a no-nonsense Windows 8 experience and need a notebook to make it all happen, you'll want to have a peek at the new Acer Aspire V5 Series revealed by the company today. This series of notebooks comes in three sizes, 11.6, 14, and 15.6-inch display sizes with retailers all across the USA and Canada so you'll be able to check them out firsthand in stores - several of the models also have touchscreen displays for full Windows 8 multitouch experiences.

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Samsung promises “groundbreaking” Windows 8 device reveal on October 15th

Samsung promises “groundbreaking” Windows 8 device reveal on October 15th

The folks at Samsung have sent out invites to a press event in which they'll be revealing a set of new Windows 8-toting devices, not least of all notebooks with ultra-thin bodies and touchscreen displays. This event is set to take place at a museum, of all places, with "Framing the Future" as their key catchphrase. Here we'll be seeing Samsung go all-in for Microsoft's next-generation operating system, you can bet!

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HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review

HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review

Ultrabooks, whether you like them or not, are here in full force. Manufacturers left and right are releasing ultrabook after ultrabook, so now the question isn't "who can make the fastest ultrabook?" but rather "who can make the best looking ultrabook?" Ultrabooks invite style - the entire idea behind them is to give consumers an incredibly portable and speedy laptop, after all. You don't want your super fast ultrabook to looking boring and plain, right? Of course you don't. You want your ultrabook to be sleek and well-designed. HP knows this, introducing us to ENVY Spectre XT, and it's certainly easy on the eyes. But does the Spectre XT have what's required on the inside, or will it be doomed to using its good looks to get by? Read on to find out.

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8 appear on October 26th

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8 appear on October 26th

It's time to jump back in to the Acer universe with Windows 8, Microsoft's next-generation operating system set for release later this month with none other than the S7 series Ultrabook. The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook is a "razon-thin" notebook working with a 10-point touchscreen and a 3rd generation Intel Core processor right out of the box. This device - or set of devices, as it were, starts at just .47 inches and weighs as little as 2.29 pounds - that's tiny!

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Ultrabook shipments in 2012 set to fall below expectations

Ultrabook shipments in 2012 set to fall below expectations

Computer manufacturers may be launching new ultrabooks left and right, but it turns out that consumers may not be all that interested in them. IHS iSuppli has revised predictions from earlier this year, when the company said it expected 22 million ultrabooks to ship during 2012. Now ZDNet says that IHS has brought that prediction down to just 10.3 million shipments, which is pretty significant decrease.

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HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP has outed a new range of lightweight notbeooks, kicking off with the metal-clad HP ENVY m4 thin-and-light, and including the Sleekbook 14 and 15 for the mainstream. The ENVY m4 slots a choice of Intel Core i3/i5 processors inside its aluminum casing, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1,366 x 768 display; HP tells us we can expect up to eight hours.

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Dell Windows 8 business PCs revealed: Tablet, Ultrabook and AIO

Dell Windows 8 business PCs revealed: Tablet, Ultrabook and AIO

Dell has outed its Windows 8 enterprise range, an ultrabook, docking tablet, and all-in-one PC targeting those who have somewhat more serious needs than Facebook and gaming. The Dell Optiplex 9010 AIO, Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, and Latitude 10 tablet take some of the Windows 8 ideas we've already seen from Dell's consumer range at IFA, but throws in some business seriousness including a rather fetching dock for the new tablet.

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