ultrabook

  • HP’s Spectre x360 is an ultrabook winner with a convertible approach

    HP’s Spectre x360 is an ultrabook winner with a convertible approach

    Truth be told, I don’t really use convertible laptops. I’ve used many, but the whole articulating hinge idea never resonated with me. However, it is a cool concept and, if done correctly, a nice feature to have, thus complementing the rest of the system. The result is that a student (for example) can with minimal effort turn a work machine into an entertainment center for friends. Read More

  • Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook

    Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook

    The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It’s not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple’s laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops, it’s worth noting when a company goes boldly in some other aesthetic direction. The primary way in which the new Aspire sets itself apart from the competition is in pricing, promising high-end… Read More

  • Hands On | Toshiba Launches Luxury Line KIRAbook

    Hands On With The Toshiba KIRAbook: Can Great Hardware Coupled With An Amazing Display Save Windows PCs?

    With PC laptop shipments projected to decline by 7.3% this year, Windows 8 machines desperately need a shot multiple shots of adrenaline. The Toshiba KIRAbook may be just that. The KIRAbook is Toshiba’s first entrant in their newly fashioned “KIRA” line of luxury ultrabooks. At first glance, you can see that the KIRAbook is meticulously designed, and it radiates a… Read More

  • Ideum’s GestureWorks Platform Will Let Developers Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps

    Ideum’s GestureWorks Platform Will Let Developers Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps

    Ideum has built a platform for developers to create complex gestures for apps that can run on 100-inch table top displays or the small screens of Ultrabooks running Windows 8. Ideum’s GestureWorks platform shows how developers will increasingly have the freedom to think beyond developing apps that are limited to those that require a keyboard or a mouse. The platform makes it easier… Read More

  • Remember Ultrabooks? Yeah, That Was A Good Time

    Remember Ultrabooks? Yeah, That Was A Good Time

    An IHS report has estimated that 10.3 million Ultrabooks shipped (not sold) worldwide in 2012, a considerably change from their original forecast of 22 million sold this year. 2013 should be OK, though, right? Wrong. IHS is expecting sales of 44 million in 2013, down from a forecast of 61 million. Now those numbers are arguably nothing to sneeze at. There are dozens of OEMs and resellers… Read More

  • Toshiba’s New 21:9 Widescreen Ultrabook Is All About Entertainment

    Toshiba’s New 21:9 Widescreen Ultrabook Is All About Entertainment

    Most laptops are all the same these days, with very few exceptions. But when those exceptions creep up, we can’t help but take a closer look. So is the case with Toshiba’s Satellite U845W, which oddly sports a display aspect ratio of 21:9 on a 14.4-inch display. Now, this means that movie buffs will be able to watch 2.35:1 movies on this puppy without any black bars. So… Read More

  • MacBook Air Killers? First Batch Of PC Ultrabooks To Carry An Ultra-Pricetag

    MacBook Air Killers? First Batch Of PC Ultrabooks To Carry An Ultra-Pricetag

    Ultrabooks are supposed to be the PC’s answer to the MacBook Air. These notebooks are said to rock hardware platforms very similar to the Air’s but, you know, run Windows instead of OS X. The first crop from HP and Asus will likely hit during the fourth quarter of 2011 but won’t be Air-killers right away. They’re going to be too expensive. Read More

  • Acer Plans Early Lead In Ultrabook Race, Aims For Q4 Launch

    When the iPad first launched last year, the word “tablet” became mainstream, and just about every electronics manufacturer out there has thrown out its version of a slate, one of the most quickly-adopted forms of technology to date. After Intel’s recent announcement of a new thinner, lighter type of notebook, called the ultrabook, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a… Read More