ultrabooks

  • Ultra Disappointment? Nah, Ultrabooks Are Just Getting Started

    Ultra Disappointment? Nah, Ultrabooks Are Just Getting Started

    This year was supposed to be the year of the Ultrabook. It was supposed to be the year where svelte notebooks became standard. It was supposed to be the year that Intel’s latest ultra-mobile platform gave Windows PC makers something to celebrate. But that’s not happening. At least not yet. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Read More

  • Lenovo Debuts A Pair Of Ultrabooks, The $1599 ThinkPad X1 Hybrid And $849 ThinkPad T430u

    Lenovo Debuts A Pair Of Ultrabooks, The $1599 ThinkPad X1 Hybrid And $849 ThinkPad T430u

    Lenovo is serious about ultrabooks. The company just introduced two new ultrabooks that will live alongside the company’s existing model, the ThinkPad X1. These three models put Lenovo in a unique position in the ultrabook game. While other companies are releasing their first ultrabooks, here’s Lenovo, with a relatively large product offering including a high-end model and an… Read More

  • The Most Important Gadgets Of 2012

    The Most Important Gadgets Of 2012

    Rather than looking back (which I’m sure we will), I thought it would be nice to look forward to 2012 and beyond and note some of the gadgets that will change the world in the next few years. I’ve included mobile, gaming, and computing gadgets but I think 2012 will also be the year of Windows Phone, 3D printing, and fitness technology that actually makes a difference. I’m… Read More

  • Ultrabook Prices May Fall 5-10% In The First Part Of 2012, Says Report

    Ultrabook Prices May Fall 5-10% In The First Part Of 2012, Says Report

    The first ultrabooks are just now hitting the market but despite Intel’s stated wishes, prices are generally north of $1000. But that might change early next year, per Digitimes who cites several supply chain makers. Reportedly, Acer, Asustek and Toshiba are looking to lower prices in 1Q12 to below $1000. Plus, a $100 marketing subsidy from Intel cause a overal dip of 5-10% next year. Read More

  • The Promise Of The 15-Inch MacBook Air

    The Promise Of The 15-Inch MacBook Air

    In my home office sits a 27-inch iMac with a secondary 24-inch LED Cinema Display attached to it. It’s a glorious vision of screen real estate. And yet, I dread using it. First world problem? It’s perhaps the definition of the term. But it’s true. I’m sitting here on a couch adjacent to my desk because I’d rather type this post on my MacBook Air. To be… Read More

  • Potential Dell Ultrabooks Hit The FCC

    Potential Dell Ultrabooks Hit The FCC

    A couple of what appear to be ultrabooks from Dell have snuck into the FCC for a bit of quiet emissions testing. The devices, spotted by Wirelesss Goodness, are pictured only partially, and in schematic form no less, so it’s hard to draw too many conclusions. One thing you can tell for sure, though, is that these are thin buggers. That’s an ethernet port on the corner there, which… Read More

  • 30-50 Ultrabooks Are Expected To Launch At CES 2012, But Can They Break The CES Curse?

    30-50 Ultrabooks Are Expected To Launch At CES 2012, But Can They Break The CES Curse?

    Every year at the global electronic bazaar that is the Consumer Electronic Show, there is a product du jour. A certain product segment seemingly overloads the trade show. iPad killers were out in force at 2011’s show. 2010 was all about 3D TVs while netbooks was the popular product in 2009. It seems that utltrabooks might be 2012’s hot product. But can they break the dreaded CES… Read More

  • Asus Zenbooks Enter The Ultrabook Fray, Starting At $999

    Asus Zenbooks Enter The Ultrabook Fray, Starting At $999

    The promise of the ultra-cheap ultrabook hasn’t quite been fulfilled yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a few sexy machines before the new ones hit. Acer’s Aspire S3 dropped yesterday, and we’ll have a review up soon, but the new Asus Zenbooks, rumored and pictured earlier but only actually announced today, are the ones I’ve been waiting… Read More

  • Report: HP, Dell Ultrabooks On Tap For Late 2011, Early 2012 Release

    Report: HP, Dell Ultrabooks On Tap For Late 2011, Early 2012 Release

    Ultrabooks are set to light the notebook market ablaze, but the two largest PC makers are arriving fashionably late. A Digitimes report collaborates earlier rumors that HP and Dell do not plan on releasing ultrabooks anytime soon. This puts Acer, Asus, Toshiba and Lenovo in particularly prime positions to stake claim in what could become a pivotal market. But they better get while the getting… Read More