notebooks

  • Samsung’s slim Notebook 9 line gets a boost

    Samsung’s slim Notebook 9 line gets a boost

    Samsung’s gone the simple route with its latest notebooks — right down to the Notebook 9 name, which likely unintentionally invokes a very Cat’s Cradle vibe. Less than a year after launch, the line’s 13- and 15-inch models are getting a refresh, because the company just couldn’t wait the few extra weeks for CES. The laptops are getting a new design, one that, from… Read More

  • Intel’s New Core M Processors Will Bring Thin, Fanless Convertible Notebooks This Holiday

    Intel’s New Core M Processors Will Bring Thin, Fanless Convertible Notebooks This Holiday

    Intel has launched its Core M processor line at IFA 2014 this year, and is announcing a number of key launch partners that will be shipping Intel M-based convertible notebooks starting this holiday season. The new M chips allow users to build much thinner designs, since they’re incredibly energy-efficient and can run cool enough that they don’t require a heat-fighting fan in… Read More

  • Mobile PC Market To More Than Double On Demand For Tablets And Touch PCs, According To Report

    Mobile PC Market To More Than Double On Demand For Tablets And Touch PCs, According To Report

    The mobile PC market isn’t doing great, but that’s only if you look at it independently of tablet device sales. NPD DisplaySearch now says that over the next five years, however, the mobile PC market will more than double, growing from 367.6 million units in 2012 to 762.7 million by 2017. Read More

  • Apple Grabs 84% Of Mobile PC Shipments For Q2 2012, Tablet Market Predicted To Remain Strong In 2013

    Apple Grabs 84% Of Mobile PC Shipments For Q2 2012, Tablet Market Predicted To Remain Strong In 2013

    Apple was responsible for an impressive 84 percent of total mobile PC shipments in Q2 2012, owing primarily to the success of its iPad line, according to a new report from supply chain analysis firm NPD DisplaySearch. LG Display reaped the benefit of that market domination, leading the industry in mobile PC panel shipments in 2012 thanks to its supplier relationship with Apple. Read More

  • Back To School: The Best Ultrathin Notebook

    Back To School: The Best Ultrathin Notebook

    Ultrabooks aren’t a hard sell. They’re super thin, really light, and powerful enough to handle everyday tasks (including a little gaming) with aplomb. That’s why I’d recommend them to students looking for a thin, light, and cheap way to get some great computing power without weighing down your backpack. To that end, we gathered up four promising thin-and-light… Read More

  • HP Shifts Consumer Notebook Production From China To Japan

    HP Shifts Consumer Notebook Production From China To Japan

    Back in June, HP announced something very unusual: a plan to shift production of business notebooks for the Japanese market from China to Japan. The company then actually started manufacturing these devices in its plant in Akishima near Tokyo, in August. It appears the US company is seeing some potential in the move, as now Japan’s biggest business daily The Nikkei is reporting that HP… 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

  • MGX: NEC Shows 9.9MM Thin, Android-Based Notebook Prototype

    MGX: NEC Shows 9.9MM Thin, Android-Based Notebook Prototype

    NEC is working on an super-thin notebook that’s powered by Android (version unknown) and that’s just 9.9mm thick. The so-called MGX (an internal code-name, “MG” stands for “mobile gear”) is currently just a prototype, but it looks pretty slick. In its current form, the device is 215mm long, 109mm wide, and weighs 350g. It features a 7-inch OLED touch… Read More

  • HP Starts Making Notebooks – In Japan

    HP Starts Making Notebooks – In Japan

    HP caused a major splash (not only) in the technology world when the world’s biggest computer maker last week announced it plans to spin off its PC business. But one country, which has always been a unique market for many companies, is apparently getting a special treatment: Japan. We reported back in June that HP will move over part of the production for notebooks from China to Japan… Read More

  • New Intel Ultrabook Reference Models Could Undercut MacBook Air Significantly

    New Intel Ultrabook Reference Models Could Undercut MacBook Air Significantly

    When Intel launched its Ultrabook initiative, we were excited: a full-on PC notebook the size of a MacBook Air? Promises of Adamos and Series 9s danced before our eyes, sexy but overpriced. Could this new spec be the one that makes our Air-toting friends jealous? Unfortunately, few ultrabooks have surfaced, and those that have aren’t really competing pricewise. And just today we hear… Read More

  • Samsung Offers Trimmed-Down Series 9 To Better Combat MacBook Air

    If the $1649 Samsung Series 9 is too rich for your blood, but you still want a Windows-based ultraportable (or ultrabook, whatever they’re calling them these days), consider… the Samsung Series 9. The 11-inch X1A version of Samsung’s Air-killer is now out, and it’s lighter by half a pound and a few hundred bucks. Read More

  • Sony Officializes Its New Z Series Laptops, With Quasi-Light Peak-USB Port

    Last month saw the introduction of a new Sandy Bridge-enabled S series from Sony, and now we see their more powerful, full-on Z series get a boost. The new Zs have a standard (not low-voltage) Core i7, 256GB SSD, and a 13.1″ screen at 1600×900 (interesting resolution!). They tip the scale at just over 2.6 pounds and are 16.65mm thick, with a “full-flat” body, though… Read More

  • Acer's Chromebook Arrives This Month – 3G Version Soon


    While Samsung’s sexy little Series 5 Chromebook is already shipping, a lot of people (“the people” meaning “people interested in Chrome OS,” which probably isn’t that many people right now) are probably waiting for the cheaper AC700 from Acer. You can pre-order one now, of course, but shipping date was pretty much a mystery… until now. Read More

  • Report: HP Moves Part Of Notebook Production From China To Japan

    You don’t hear news like this too often these days, but according to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, HP is planning to shift part of its notebook production from China to Japan in the next few months. The Californian company plans to eventually manufacture all computers for sale in Japan in factories in Akishima near Tokyo. Read More

  • First Samsung Chromebooks Debut On… Gilt? (Update)

    This is kind of a strange match. Samsung’s new Chromebook has hit Gilt two weeks early, according to an email sent to members of the luxury shopping site. No pricing was mentioned, but buying also gets you a special laptop sleeve from Rickshaw. Read More

  • Intel Pitches New Category Of Thin And Light Laptops: "Ultrabooks"

    Intel is using the yearly Computex Taipei exhibition in Taiwan as a platform to pitch a new category of laptops. Dubbed Ultrabooks, these devices are supposed to have three distinct features: they are thinner (less than 20mm/0.8 inches) and lighter than most existing laptops, and they should be priced below $1,000 in order to become mainstream. Read More

  • LG's New Blade Laptops Continue The Thin-Bezel Trend

    Ever since late last year, LG has been struggling against the worldwide menace of LCD bezels. I think it’s great, personally — thin-bezel displays means nice multi-monitor setups, more efficient use of space, etc. Their new Blade notebooks mostly use it to look cool, but there ain’t nothing wrong with that, either. Read More

  • The LIFEBOOK E741/C Is The World's First Notebook With Built-In Contactless Palm Vein Sensor

    That was quick: on Tuesday, Fujitsu unveiled the world’s smallest and thinnest palm vein sensor used for authentication purposes (which is sized at just 29mm on a side and 11.2mm high). And now the company announced [JP] the LIFEBOOK E741/C, a notebook that will come with said sensor on board (as an option). Read More

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