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ASUS X102BA ultraportable unveiled, 10-inch laptop for work and play

ASUS X102BA ultraportable unveiled, 10-inch laptop for work and play

ASUS has just announced the X102BA, a new ultraportable that features a compact and lightweight design that lends itself well to any situation or location. But make no mistake, this laptop packs just enough power to make it not only useful for productivity but even for some gaming and entertainment as well.

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2013 MacBook Air 13 teardown unsurprisingly finds boosted battery

2013 MacBook Air 13 teardown unsurprisingly finds boosted battery

What would you expect to find in a new MacBook Air 13 promising more battery life? If you said "a bigger battery" then iFixit's teardown of the new ultraportable won't come as a surprise to you: sure enough, where the 2012 Air had a 6,700 mAh, 7.3V power pack, the 2013 version steps up to a 7,150 mAh, 7.6V battery.

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ASUS Zenbook Infinity wraps super-skinny ultrabook in Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS Zenbook Infinity wraps super-skinny ultrabook in Gorilla Glass 3

Once upon a time, glass was a fragile thing; now, thanks to toughening tech, ASUS can splash a slab of the stuff across the top of its new Zenbook Infinity notebook. Topped by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3, the same toughened material as we're used to seeing fronting smartphones and tablets, the Zenbook Infinity uses that extra rigidity and strength to drop a dress size, metaphorically speaking, and trim things down to just 15.5mm at its thickest.

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ASUS Zenbook Infinity teased: 15.5mm thick with lashings of Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS Zenbook Infinity teased: 15.5mm thick with lashings of Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS will bring its new ultrabook, the Zenbook Infinity, to Computex 2013 the company has confirmed, a slimmer, lighter, and - so the company promises - more attractive update to its previous Zenbook models. The new Infinity version will trim its bulk by 14-percent, with thickness down to just 15.5mm, fusing Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the lid to the aluminum frame.

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MacBook Air stock shortage adds weight to WWDC range-refresh rumors

MacBook Air stock shortage adds weight to WWDC range-refresh rumors

Whispers of a full MacBook refresh at Apple's WWDC 2013 this June look increasingly possible, with stocks of the 13-inch MacBook Air already tightening ahead of what's believed to be an Intel Haswell-based upgrade. Apple was tipped to be updating its notebook line-up to Intel's 4th-gen Core processors by analysts back in April, and now stock checks across US retailers would seemingly confirm that the last of the existing models are being mopped up.

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Acer Aspire V5 and V7 Ultrabooks offer thinner design, faster internals

Acer Aspire V5 and V7 Ultrabooks offer thinner design, faster internals

Today during Acer's press event in New York City, the company outed a ton of new products, including the quite unique Aspire R7 convertible all-in-one laptop of sorts. However, if it's a traditional design you're after, Acer released the Aspire V5 and V7 Ultrabooks like that offer a thinner design than previous models and of course faster hardware on the inside.

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AMD Turbo Dock promises perfect balance for your Win8 hybrid

AMD Turbo Dock promises perfect balance for your Win8 hybrid

AMD has revealed Turbo Dock, its latest attempt to broach the tablet and ultraportable markets, with a Jekyll & Hyde APU processor that prioritizes performance when docked and battery life when in slate mode. Set to debut on AMD's Temash SoC this year, Turbo Dock is in effect a dynamic throttling system that boosts CPU and GPU performance by up to 40-percent when a hybrid PC is docked, on the assumption that the user is likely to be doing more system-intensive content creation.

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Samsung Series 9 WQHD: Hands-on with Sammy’s Retina retort

Samsung Series 9 WQHD: Hands-on with Sammy’s Retina retort

Samsung normally isn't shy about showing off its manufacturing prowess, so imagine our surprise to find the company had snuck a super-high-resolution ultrabook onto the IFA show floor. The Samsung Series 9 WQHD ultrabook is billed as a concept right now, but it's one we're hoping the Koreans bring to market sooner rather than later: taking pride of place is a 13-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display with a matte finnish, for smooth graphics on a par with the glorious visuals from Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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Acer confirms Aspire S7 pricing and availability

Acer confirms Aspire S7 pricing and availability

Acer's Aspire S7 will hit store shelves at the end of September, spending a few weeks with Windows 7 before being refreshed with Windows 8. The new ultraportable will be priced from £1,149.99 ($1,465) in the UK, Acer confirmed to SlashGear this morning, with an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and 128GB of SSD storage.

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SlashGear 101: Retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

SlashGear 101: Retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

You couldn't move this past week for talk on Apple's new hardware for WWDC, with the main attention centering on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and the 2012 MacBook Air. Both citing portability as key to their ethos, and both grabbing Intel's newest third-generation Core processors to back that up with power, each makes a compelling case to be included in your briefcase or bag. But which new notebook is the tastiest Apple for you? Read on for everything you need to know.

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ASUS Zenbook Primes official: Ivy Bridge, 1080p IPS

ASUS Zenbook Primes official: Ivy Bridge, 1080p IPS

We’ve seen details leak out about the Zenbook Primes several times, but now ASUS has officially announced that its bringing the new Ultrabooks to the United States. Previous details were pretty much spot on: the new laptops will feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors in Core i5 and Core i7 forms, and while the default displays will have the standard 1366x768, a 1080p IPS option will be available on all models.

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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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