Ultrabook

Samsung reveals Windows 8 ultrabooks and tablet hybrids

Samsung reveals Windows 8 ultrabooks and tablet hybrids

Last week, Samsung promised it would reveal a "groundbreaking" Windows 8 device, sending out invitations to a press event in which the company would announce Windows devices, including ultrabooks with touchscreens. This evening, the Korean company unveiled the products, including pricing, which are part of its new "Smart PC" category. The groundbreaking device? Meet the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch Windows 8 ultrabook.

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Windows 8 HP PCs pop up at Best Buy stores

Windows 8 HP PCs pop up at Best Buy stores

We've heard a lot about Windows 8 today - Netflix pushed a Windows 8 update earlier today, we learned a little more about the Windows 8 marketing campaign, and - most importantly - the new OS officially went up for pre-order. With that mind, Best Buy has wasted no time putting Windows 8 PCs on display in some of its stores. WinSource reports that at least one Best Buy store is showing off a number of HP Windows 8 notebooks, ultrabooks, and all-in-one PCs to get customers excited about the release of the latest Windows installment.

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Dell hits Windows 8 PC pre-order market with a bang

Dell hits Windows 8 PC pre-order market with a bang

It would appear that Dell wants to get in on the party early with three Windows 8 computers it's putting up for pre-order here this morning for a release date "soon after Windows 8 is officially available on October 26." With the XPS 12 convertible laptop, the XPS One 27 All-in-one, and the Inspiron One 23 All-in-one ready for action, you'll not be left wanting for the Windows 8 touch-capable environment in all its glory. This release will be strictly pre-order inside the United States on Friday, the 12th of October (today), with releases of the actual physical devices aimed nearer the end of this month.

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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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