Ultrabooks archive

  • Samsung Series 9 900X3B now the thinnest laptop in the world (pictures)
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    Samsung Series 9 900X3B now the thinnest laptop in the world (pictures)

    By 9 January 2012

    Samsung has stolen the title of the thinnest laptop in the planet from Acer Aspire S5 by revamping the Series 9 premium laptop at CES 2012. The new Series 9, the Samsung Series 9 900X3B, measures just 14.9mm thick at the thickest and 1.59kg, if you go...

  • Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook touches down
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    Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook touches down

    By 9 January 2012

    Samsung has pulled the covers off its take on the Ultrabook. The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook will come in two sizes, 13- or 14-inches, and offer you a light and compact notebook. The 13-inch is, obviously, the more portable of the two, weighing in at 1.38kg...

  • Intel: Future of Ultrabook controls are touch, speech and gesture
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    Intel: Future of Ultrabook controls are touch, speech and gesture

    By 9 January 2012

    Intel has used its CES 2012 press conference to demonstrate some of the new features it is developing for the future of the Ultrabook. While manufacturers are starting to show their launch devices during the trade show in Las Vegas, the company's vice...

  • Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    With its second bite at the Ultrabook cherry, Acer looks to have hit the heights. This time, instead of a half measure in the shape of the Acer Aspire S3 with its hybrid SSD/HDD storage solution, the Acer Aspire S5 goes straight to the top of the Ultrabook...

  • Windows 8 Ultrabooks arriving this year
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    Windows 8 Ultrabooks arriving this year

    By 8 January 2012

    The Ultrabook revolution "cannot be stopped" according to the Acer CEO J.T. Wang who stated that slimline Windows 8 machines would be landing later on this year. "When the next generation of Windows launches, in the second half [of 2012], we will launch...

  • Acer Aspire S5 brings Thunderbolt to Ultrabooks
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    Acer Aspire S5 brings Thunderbolt to Ultrabooks

    By 8 January 2012

    Acer has kicked off the Ultrabook flurry at CES 2012 by unveiling the Aspire S5, described as the "world's thinnest Ultrabook", and the Aspire Timeline Ultra. The new Acer Aspire S5 is a slimline notebook, only 15mm at the thickest point, featuring a...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and ThinkPad T430u Ultrabooks launched
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    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and ThinkPad T430u Ultrabooks launched

    By 5 January 2012

    The Ultrabook frenzy has kicked off. If the scattering of releases in 2011 didn't get you ultra Ultrabook excited then CES is bound to. Already, we've seen LG declaring a skinny duo and now Lenovo has added a couple of models to its range: the PC within...

  • LG Z330 and Z430 Ultrabook duo kick off the CES frenzy
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    LG Z330 and Z430 Ultrabook duo kick off the CES frenzy

    By 5 January 2012

    When it comes to PCs, CES and 2012 in general, it looks like the Ultrabook will be dominant . With just a handful of the super slim devices going live in 2011 there are estimates that we're going to be hit by hundreds this year. With that in mind, LG...

  • 10 tech trends that will be big in 2012
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    10 tech trends that will be big in 2012

    By 5 January 2012

    2012 is here, but what will we be talking about for the next 12 months, what will be the big trends of 2012, and what will dominate the headlines? The easy answer is Apple, but that's boring, so instead prepare yourself to be talking a lot about the following...

  • 11 hottest gadgets to look forward to in 2012
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    11 hottest gadgets to look forward to in 2012

    By 3 January 2012

    The start of a new year means the chance to get excited about another batch of gadgets that will come our way over the next 12 months. There will be hundreds of gadgets, loads of phones and tablets, and even more cameras to tickle our interest. This time...

  • Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook boots up in Korea
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    Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook boots up in Korea

    By 12 December 2011

    Until now, the Samsung Series 5 moniker was reserved for its Chromebook offering, but the range has now been extended, in South Korea at least, to the latest laptop fad; the Ultrabook. The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook PCs have just been announced over in...

  • LG Xnote Z330 Ultrabook: The thinnest Ultrabook yet
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    LG Xnote Z330 Ultrabook: The thinnest Ultrabook yet

    By 6 December 2011

    The LG Xnote Z330 is the company’s new Ultrabook offering announced in Korean on Monday to go up against the likes of the Acer, Asus, Toshiba, and Lenovo models already vying for your cash. The new “super thin” laptop will sport a 13.3-inch HD LED...

  • Ultrabook face off: Toshiba Portégé Z830 vs Acer Aspire S3 3951 vs Asus Zenbook UX31 vs Lenovo IdeaPad U300s vs Macbook Air
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    Ultrabook face off: Toshiba Portégé Z830 vs Acer Aspire S3 3951 vs Asus Zenbook UX31 vs Lenovo IdeaPad U300s vs Macbook Air

    By 18 November 2011

    Technology has been on a diet from day one. The slimmer, the better. Why the need for this permanent state of weight loss? It's rather simple really; thin stuff looks cool. The latest piece of gadgetry to undergo the slimfast treatment has been the laptop....

  • Consumer electronics market to top $1 trillion in 2012
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    Consumer electronics market to top $1 trillion in 2012

    By 18 November 2011

    The Consumer Electronics Association, the chaps who run the CES show in Vegas every year, has predicted that the consumer tech market will top $1 trillion in 2012, increasing the market by 5 per cent worldwide on the $961 billion figure that will be recorded...

  • First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 review
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    First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 review

    By 17 November 2011

    Acer’s first foray into the new “Ultrabook” category is with the Aspire S3, a slim and light notebook that offers you a proper hardware loadout without bloating into what were once typical PC dimensions. We’ve seen a number of moves in the Windows...

  • Intel: Brian Johnson explains why Ultrabooks are the 'ultimate experience'
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    Intel: Brian Johnson explains why Ultrabooks are the 'ultimate experience'

    By 17 November 2011

    Intel wants to know what you’ll be doing in 10 years’ time. The answer, presumably, that the microprocessor manufacturer is hoping for is something powered by one of its chips. The reason it’s so interested in the future though has nothing to do...

  • First Look: Toshiba Portege Z830 review
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    First Look: Toshiba Portege Z830 review

    By 16 November 2011

    There's lot to be said about the Toshiba ultrabook. There are two models available, the Portege, we're dealing with today, and a Satellite model, which is aimed more at the home market. Toshiba is only offering Core i3 and Core i5 models at the start....

  • Intel and MasterCard deal uses Ultrabooks to speed up payments
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    Intel and MasterCard deal uses Ultrabooks to speed up payments

    By 16 November 2011

    Intel and MasterCard have joined forces in order to make a play for the online payment market, which is currently dominated by PayPal The two companies are calling this a "multi-year collaboration" which effectively means that they are well aware that...

  • HP Folio 13 UltraBook revealed: stylish with a hefty spec
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    HP Folio 13 UltraBook revealed: stylish with a hefty spec

    By 16 November 2011

    HP has come along with what looks to be a very competitive entry into the expanding Ultrabook market with its stylish, light-weight HP Folio 13. The new formfactor of the Ultrabook tries to blend portability with power and this looks as though it's managed...

  • First Look: Lenovo U300s review
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    First Look: Lenovo U300s review

    By 15 November 2011

    Let's be honest, Lenovo isn't known for consumer laptops, nor is it really known for creating objects of desire. That is not to say that it's laptops aren't brilliant, because they often are. The problem is, unless you work for a business that gives you...

  • Asus UX31 Zenbook review
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    Asus UX31 Zenbook review

    By 14 November 2011

    There's more to life than good looks. And while looking good will get you so far, if you can't do anything useful, then there's no chance you'll ever be a success. Are we talking about Laptops or people here? Well, both, frankly. The Asus Zenbook is a...

  • Welcome to Style Week on Pocket-lint
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    Welcome to Style Week on Pocket-lint

    By 14 November 2011

    We spend a lot of time on Pocket-lint talking about specs. All too often we'll tell you about just what each gadget can do; which one is faster, which is stronger, which is thinner, which lighter, how many megapixels something has, the number of ports,...

  • Toshiba Ultrabook range hits UK in November
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    Toshiba Ultrabook range hits UK in November

    By 3 November 2011

    Back in September, over in Berlin at IFA, Toshiba announced its star player in the new Ultrabook range: the Toshiba Portégé Z830. And now the Japanese company has announced the launch details for the UK. The Portégé Z830 will arrive, along with its...

  • Asus Zenbook UX21 and UX31 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
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    Asus Zenbook UX21 and UX31 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 12 October 2011

    Asus has announced the Zenbook, a slim and sexy Ultrabook. We'd seen the Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook previously, but have now seen both, together, to marvel at their slick design.  These laptops are only 11mm at the thickest point, thinner than the MacBook...

  • Intel boss: Ultrabook killed the netbook star
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    Intel boss: Ultrabook killed the netbook star

    By 4 October 2011

    The message from Intel is clear: that there's not enough room in the PC town for both the Ultrabook and the netbook. Or, at least, that is the impression that Pocket-lint got when we sat down with Kaz Yoshida, president of Intel Japan. Talking after his...