Items tagged with Ultrabook

New ultraportables? Lenovo's got 'em! Three of them, in fact. The company has just revealed a trio of new "luxury laptops," the IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook, the standard U300 and the U400. These are a few of Lenovo's fanciest designs yet, and we suspect the Ultrabook will be the one getting the most attention. That one is particularly slim, and it's quite powerful thanks to the Core i7 (2nd-gen) CPU within. Furthermore, there's an SSD (up to 256GB), 13.3" HD display, 4GB of DDR3 memory, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 + 3.0 ports, a 1.3MP webcam and a chassis that measures just 0.6" thick. It's built from a single-piece aluminum shell, and the whole machine weighs in at under 3lbs. It'll ship in Graphite... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Kingston Wi-Drive that adds wireless storage to iOS devices, Intel investing 300 million bucks in UltraBook development, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and other things lurking in Dave's lab. We also answer a few interesting reader questions, offer hints of a cool new contest and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 00:55 - Kingston Wi-Drive Review: Add Storage To iOS Devices 04:47 - Intel Capital Creates $300 Million Ultrabook Fund 07:59 - Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Sneak Peek 11:17 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Sneak Peek 11:42 - Reader Questions... Read more...
Intel has big plans for its Ultrabook concept. At least one Santa Clara executive is banking on Ultrabooks accounting for 40 percent of the entire notebook market by the end of 2012, and while that sounds a bit ambitious, Intel is even more confident that we'll see Ultrabook models ship for less than $999 by the end of this year. How confident? Enough to pour $300 million into an Ultrabook fund, details of which we covered here. We also touched on Asus' UX21, which provided the first glimpse of what an Ultrabook will look like earlier this year at the Computex convention. But it's not just Asus jumping on board. According to Reuters, Acer and Lenovo also have plans to release Ultrabooks, and... Read more...
Intel Capital, the chip giant’s global venture-capital arm, has just announced the creation of a $300 million dollar fund devised to help accelerate the development of “ultrabooks” and adjacent innovations. Monies from the Ultrabook Fund will be invested into hardware and software firms working on products or technologies designed to enhance how people interact with or use Ultrabooks, like sensor technologies or touch interfaces, for example. Technologies designed to improve battery life, enhance physical designs, or improve storage capacity are also mentioned specifically in Intel Capital’s announcement. Ultrabooks are Intel’s vision for ultra-thin and light... Read more...
Earlier this year, Intel unveiled its plan to redefine the concept of a PC around an ultra thin-and-light chassis reminiscent of the Macbook Air and with a standard CPU TDP of just 15W. OEM reactions to the CPU giant's attempt to reinvent the personal computer have been mixed. For all the platform's theoretical advantages, price has been a major concern; the Macbook Air's $999 base price is nearly double the average selling price of a PC laptop. Historically, PC buyers have balked at the high price tags attached to then-current thin-and-light notebooks--such products may have niche value, but the idea of launching mainstream products built around the concept has made more than a few companies... Read more...
Intel's results for the second quarter of 2011 are a model of strong execution, high performance, and continued market dominance. So much so, in fact, that writing these reports has actually become a teensy bit boring. (Note to Intel: We expect precious little sympathy.) The nature of some of the records has changed, and a few key figures have fluctuated, but if you don't care about the details you can stop reading now, secure in the knowledge that Intel spent Q2 earning revenue hand over fist.  Intel reported $13 billion in revenue this past quarter, up $2.3 billion and 21 percent from Q2 2010 and two percent from Q1. The company's gross margin fell to a healthy 61 percent (down 6.6... Read more...
Intel is using the Computex trade show taking place in Taipei this week to outline the company’s vision for the mobile space in the coming years. Intel has stated that it is making changes to its roadmap in an attempt to accelerate a new class of ultra-thin and light mobile products dubbed “ultrabooks”. Intel’s plan is to combine the best attributes of today’s PCs and tablets to produce a new class of products. Intel’s goal is to have this new ultra mobile category account for approximately 40% of the market by the end of next year. Intel has also announced that it plans to accelerate its Atom SoC roadmap to a “one process generation a year” cadence.... Read more...
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