Items tagged with Ultrabook

We gave you a quick look at Lenovo’s new displays, the ThinkVision Pro2840m and ThinkVision 28 when they were announced on Sunday, but today we had a chance to check them out live in Lenovo’s suite. First up, you’ll see the ThinkVision Pro2840m which is a 28-inch 4k monitor that will sell for $799. This monitor features a 3840x2160 resolution with 300-nit brightness and 5ms response time. It's also got integrated speakers with DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and several USB ports and other connectivity. Later in this video, you’ll see the ThinkVision 28 which is priced at $999. This is a unique product since it operates as both a monitor and an AIO system. This... Read more...
When Lenovo introduced the original Yoga 13 convertible ultrabook last year, consumers snatched it up in droves, making it one of the top selling Windows 8 convertibles on the market. Fast-forward a year, and Lenovo is at it again, this time with the new Yoga 2 Pro. Like its predecessor, the Yoga 2 Pro features the same well-liked multimode form factor that can function in laptop, stand, tablet, and tent modes. The new Yoga 2 Pro is thinner and lighter than previous models. It also features Intel’s latest 4th generation Haswell-based Core processors and comes preloaded with Windows 8.1. Another key differentiating factor between the previous Yoga 13 and the new Yoga 2 Pro is the super high-resolution... Read more...
When Lenovo introduced the original Yoga 13 convertible ultrabook last year, consumers snatched it up in droves, making it one of the top selling Windows 8 convertibles on the market. Fast-forward a year, and Lenovo is at it again, this time with the new Yoga 2 Pro. Like its predecessor, the Yoga 2 Pro features the same well-liked multimode form factor that can function in laptop, stand, tablet, and tent modes. The new Yoga 2 Pro is thinner and lighter than previous models. It also features Intel’s latest 4th generation Haswell-based Core processors and comes preloaded with Windows 8.1. Another key differentiating factor between the previous Yoga 13 and the new Yoga 2 Pro is the super... Read more...
Intel is heartily participating in a delightful new trend: Letting customers put their hands on products before deciding to buy them. The chipmaker has set up a few Intel Experience stores around the country in advance of the holiday buying crush, and consumers will actually be able to take home some of its hottest products to test them out in your own real-life setting. The program includes 2-in-1s and ultrabooks, and loaner periods are 24-48 hours. The Loaner Program is available at the New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles Intel Retail Stores. Intel isn’t the only company pushing the paradigm of letting people actually experience in person the products they’re about to spend... Read more...
Lenovo on Tuesday announced a new batch of thinner and lighter ThinkPad Ultrabooks with longer battery life. According to Lenovo, the latest ThinkPads feature 20 percent thinner form factors, a vareity of panel options, and up to 45 percent larger trackpads with improved click functionality supporting Windows 8 gestures. "Constant improvements and a strong ambition to always build a better laptop has resulted in thinner, lighter and longer lasting ThinkPad laptops with a simpler and cleaner design and up to an incredible 17 hours of battery life," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, Marketing, Think Business Group, Lenovo. "After extensive research with hundreds of computer users around the world,... Read more...
The second generation of Acer's lightweight S7 Ultrabook has landed in the U.S. and is now available to purchase. Acer's pitching the revitalized S7 Ultrabook as being the perfect companion for college students heading into the back-to-school shopping season, as well as any road warrior who needs a system that's not just thin and light, but also powerful with all-day battery life. Acer made some key improvements to its S7-392 model, starting with the fact that it now ships with Haswell inside. According to Acer, battery life is improved by 33 percent, and a quieter fan with second generation "Twin Air Cooling" technology keeps the system chilly without raising a ruckus. There are two models to... Read more...
Intel's fourth-generation family of Core processors (Haswell) have shown to perform extremely well in testing, particularly in an area where Intel has historically been slightly weak: power consumption. Many PC makers have already showcased their Haswell plans, hoping to get the new silicon into new machines before the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons. Toshiba is joining that crowd today with a number of improvements to its Satellite U and M series of laptops. The Satellite U50t is the company's first 15.6-inch Ultrabook, and ships with a ten-point touchscreen for easy navigation through the Windows 8 interface. You'll also get the latest NVIDIA graphics support; in addition, M50t... Read more...
Intel's roll-out of their 4th generation Haswell-based Core series processors has been a little pokey, quite frankly, when you compare this launch to the deluge of products that hit the market when Ivy Bridge broke cover last year.  Regardless, Apple always seems to have an inside track on Intel's latest technology and so, as it turns out, our first Haswell-powered notebook has finally arrived and it's none other than the Apple MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air for 2013 is virtually indistinguishable from the previous gen model, though if you'll look closely there actually two tiny pinholes on its left edge, for dual omnidirectional microphones, versus a single mic on previous models. Beyond... Read more...
At CES, Lenovo revealed its ThinkPad Helix which it marketed as having a "groundbreaking 'rip and flip' design" that enables this 11.6-inch ultrabook to transform into a powerful Windows 8 tablet. When detached, Lenovo claims the Helix is the thinnest full-function Intel 3rd generation Core processor-based tablet with vPro support. The ThinkPad Helix lets you work in four different modes: laptop, tablet, stand, and tablet+. When attached to the Enhanced Keyboard Dock in laptop mode, you’ll also get additional battery life and additional ports as well as Lenovo’s ThinkPad Precision keyboard, a five button trackpad that supports Windows 8 features, and TrackPoint mouse... Lenovo ThinkPad... Read more...
Convertible laptops and ultrabooks had a big presence at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). At CES, Lenovo revealed its ThinkPad Helix which it marketed as having a "groundbreaking 'rip and flip' design" that enables this 11.6-inch ultrabook to transform into a powerful Windows 8 tablet. When detached, Lenovo claims the Helix is the thinnest full-function Intel 3rd generation Core tablet with Intel's vPro technology for the enterprise. The ThinkPad Helix lets you work in four different modes: laptop, tablet, stand, and tablet+. When attached to the Enhanced Keyboard Dock in laptop mode, you’ll get additional battery life and additional ports as well as Lenovo’s ThinkPad... Read more...
It appears that a recent patent filed by Apple to the United States Patent and Trademark Office has some notebook vendors a little worried, at least according to industry tracking site DigiTimes. That being the case, you might imagine that the patent is quite brilliant - but not so. It is useful, however: a combination USB + SD card slot. Combination ports have been around for ages, so this isn't anything to get too excited over, but with it, Apple will be able to either remove an entire port from its MacBooks, or replace the card reader of old with a USB port. For those who don't want to fetch a cable to transfer files from their camera over to their PC, card readers are invaluable. But in the... Read more...
With the KIRAbook 13 I7, Toshiba is flexing its muscles and taking on the likes of Apple, Asus, and Lenovo in the ultrabook arena. And you know what? Toshiba seems to be on the right track. With clean lines, a 2560 x 1440 resolution display and a slick magnesium alloy body, the KIRAbook is anything but a typical laptop. Hitting a home run in this market isn’t easy, because a true ultrabook should be as much about form as it is function. It should be thinner than a laptop, and lighter too. It needs processing power as well as decent battery life. But small, powerful hardware usually comes at a steep price, and driving the price too high invites unfavorable comparisons to other solutions.... Read more...
With the KIRAbook 13 I7, Toshiba is flexing its muscles and taking on the likes of Apple, Asus, and Lenovo in the ultrabook arena. And you know what? Toshiba seems to be on the right track. With clean lines, a 2560 x 1440 resolution display and a slick magnesium alloy body, the KIRAbook is anything but a typical laptop. Hitting a home run in this market isn’t easy, because a true ultrabook should be as much about form as it is function. It should be thinner than a laptop, and lighter too. It needs processing power as well as decent battery life. But small, powerful hardware usually comes at a steep price, and driving the price too high invites unfavorable comparisons... Read more...
Lenovo just won’t quit with the quirky form factors (which we’re glad for), and the company’s latest innovation is the Lenovo Miix, a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet that comes equipped with a “quick flip” detachable folio case that doubles as an AccuType keyboard. The device has a 10.1-inch HD (1366x768) IPS display and runs on a dual-core Intel Atom processor with 64GB of built-in storage, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, optional 3G-GPS, and 10 hours of battery life. The tablet itself weighs 1.2 pounds and is just 0.4 inches thick. Lenovo Miix (curiously, without the folio case attached) The concept is that the Miix performs double duty as both a tablet and a lightweight laptop.... Read more...
This has been quite the week for new product announcements, in large part because of the Computex Taipei convention in Taiwan, but also because Intel rolled out its Haswell refresh. Walking in line with the latter, Fujitsu unveiled a new lineup of FMV series PCs, one of which it claims is the world's thinnest Ultrabook. The Ultrabook in question is the Lifebook UH90/L, and though it's extremely slender, that isn't the only eye-popping feature. Fujitsu squeezed a 14-inch wide format display into a standard 13-inch form factor body, but the real treat is that the panel utilizes IGZO technology to achieve an ultra-high display resolution of 3200x1800 (262 ppi). It's also a touchscreen panel, which... Read more...
If Haswell's debut on the desktop has left you feeling a bit flat, the company's mobile efforts may be the pick-me-up you've been hoping for. If you step back and think about the entire CPU market, the last two years have been marked by tremendous shifts in consumer buying habits, as tablet sales skyrocketed and desktop/laptop sales have slumped. Intel recognized years ago that Atom, no matter how polished, would never be able to address the entire portable market -- the usage scenarios between a laptop and a smartphone are just too wide. The company therefore decided to take a two-pronged approach to this brave new frontier of computing, with a new Atom architecture anchoring the ultra-low power... Read more...
If Haswell's debut on the desktop has left you feeling a bit flat, the company's mobile efforts may be the pick-me-up you've been hoping for. If you step back and think about the entire CPU market, the last two years have been marked by tremendous shifts in consumer buying habits, as tablet sales skyrocketed and desktop/laptop sales have slumped. Intel recognized years ago that Atom, no matter how polished, would never be able to address the entire portable market -- the usage scenarios between a laptop and a smartphone are just too wide. The company therefore decided to take a two-pronged approach to this brave new frontier of computing, with a new Atom architecture anchoring the ultra-low... Read more...
Remember the S3 Ultrabook? In 2011, it was an icon in design. Today, the competition is a bit more heated, hence Acer's reasoning behind updating the machine as Computex kicks off in Taiwan. The newly-revised, Windows 8-equipped Aspire S3 Ultrabook integrates some key components from the flagship Aspire S7 series, raising the bar all around. "One of the great benefits of successfully launching an ambitious product like the Aspire S7 is what the organization learns at every stage of the process," said David Lee, Senior Architect of Acer Design Center. "We made it a point to reinvest that across our range, and the S3 is a prime example." As on the celebrated Aspire S7, the S3's patented dual-torque... Read more...
After teasing the Aspire R7 in a Star Trek-themed ad, the PC maker has finally made the convertible laptop official. And it’s released a new YouTube video – one that goes into a little more detail about what the R7 is meant to be. Whether or not this laptop succeeds, the R7 is a bold move by Acer. As the video’s narrator explains, Acer was looking for a way to bring R7’s touch screen closer to the user so that it’s easier to take advantage of Window 8’s touch capabilities. It came up with the Ezel hinge, which is a stand that shifts the screen from the back of the laptop closer to the front. The result is that you can lift your fingers from the keyboard and... Read more...
Samsung has a lot of product in a lot of categories, and now the company is unifying a bunch of them--all of its Windows-based PCs--under the “ATIV” brand. Until now, ATIV was the moniker the company gave only to its convertible notebook line; the change starts today. If you’re worried that you’re going to be terribly confused about which products will become what, Samsung provided a helpful chart. The company also announced an ultrabook and a laptop today. The 14-inch (1366x768) Samsung ATIV Book 5 ultrabook runs on an Intel Core i5-3337U (1.8GHz) processor, 4GB of memory, a 500GB HDD paired with 24GB ExpressCache, and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. The 4.19-pound... Read more...
Intel’s Paul Otellini is on his way out as CEO, but before he steps down a month from now, he dropped some news about what Intel is planning to roll out in the near future during an earnings call with investors. Specifically, he said that soon, consumers might be seeing touch-enabled Intel-based notebooks running Windows 8 for as low as $200. Otellini had previously noted in his remarks that he believed OEMs might start rolling out new notebook form factors based around upcoming Haswell (4th-generation Core processors) or even the new Bay Trail Atom chips at price points as low as $300 to $400, and one person on the call pushed him on that number. Paul Otellini with Intel-based tablets... Read more...
Someone over at Toshiba’s PR department is likely getting a stern talking-to right about now; Toshiba posted a press release concerning its new high-end KIRAbook a day early. The release was dated for tomorrow, and now it appears as though they’ve pulled it down. However, Engadget snagged the full text of the release. In it, Toshiba announced the 13.3-inch KIRAbook ultrabook, and the PixelPure display seems to be the premiere feature. It boasts a native 2560x1440 resolution with 221 ppi, and it’s available in standard and 10-point multitouch versions. The actual screen is made from damage-resistant Corning Concore Glass, and the body of the KIRAbook is pressed magnesium alloy.... Read more...
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