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Vizio readies laptops and all-in-ones for low-price PC push

Vizio readies laptops and all-in-ones for low-price PC push

Budget TV company Vizio will extend its reach into computing, beginning with a range of new models to be showcased at CES 2012 next week. CTO Matt McRae confirmed the segue and a June launch window - along with "a price that just doesn't seem possible" - to Bloomberg in an interview about the company's PC plans, following up with a gallery of eye-catching desktop and laptop renders to whet our appetite ahead of the show next week. More details after the cut.

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Samsung Series 5 ultrabook hits US pre-order

Samsung Series 5 ultrabook hits US pre-order

Samsung's Series 5 ultrabook has gone up for preorder in the US, though the company is still yet to confirm launch plans for the ultraportable laptop outside of Korea. Announced and thrown up for sale in Korea last month, the 13.3-inch Series 5 has been listed by US retailer J&R for $899.99, which will net you a 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M processor, 4GB of RAM and a 1366 x 768 anti-reflective display, all wrapped up in a 3.24lb package.

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Samsung Series 5 ultrabooks debut

Samsung Series 5 ultrabooks debut

Samsung has revealed its latest ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5, a choice of 13- or 14-inch ultraportables packing 7s resume in a chassis as thin as 14.9mm. The new Series 5 notebooks pack a choice of up to 1TB of traditional storage (in the 14-incher; up to 500GB in the 13-incher) or a 128GB SSD, along with up to 8GB of RAM and even the option of an optical drive.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Review

Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Review

This week we've got the newest offering in the ultraportable PC space with the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 sitting on the review block, and with its simplistic appearance, Core i5 processor inside, and classic "breathable" Lenovo keyboard, we've got what would appear at first to be an all-round lovely little number. This laptop has a 14-inch HD display, up to 4 hours of battery life off the cord, and it runs Windows 7 Home Premium out of the box. Is this the relatively tiny yet super powerful Windows machine you've been looking for all your life?

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LG Xnote Z330 ultrabook revealed

LG Xnote Z330 ultrabook revealed

LG has revealed its own attempt at the ultrabook segment, the LG Xnote Z330, with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors and more than a hint of Apple's MacBook Air to the styling. Built around a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display - that, thanks to LG's 8mm-thin bezel Shuriken tech, fits into  the space a 12-inch panel would usually demand - the Z330 is 14.7mm thick and 1.21kg, and can run for over 6hrs on a single charge.

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MacBook Air refresh in Q1 includes 15-incher say sources

MacBook Air refresh in Q1 includes 15-incher say sources

Apple is reportedly readying a new MacBook Air line-up for early 2012, with a new 15-inch model joining the existing sizes as the Cupertino company reacts to Intel's Ultrabook push. The new 11.6-, 13.3- and 15-inch ultraportables will go on sale in Q1 next year, DigiTimes' supply chain sources claim, with pilot production believed to have already begun. Meanwhile, retail insiders suggest a MacBook Air price cut is in the pipeline before the new models arrive.

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ASUS Zenbook UX21 hands-on [Update: UX31 too]

ASUS Zenbook UX21 hands-on [Update: UX31 too]

ASUS has boarded the ultrabook bandwagon, and it's picked an impressive machine to show its hand. The ASUS Zenbook UX21 may not be branded an ultrabook, but it's just as much one of the new Intel breed of ultrabooks - and a MacBook Air rival - as Acer's, Toshiba's, Lenovo's and the rest. We've grabbed some hands-on time at ASUS' London launch event; check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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