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Designer Creates Microsoft Surface Ultrabook Concept

Late last year, Microsoft introduced the Windows RT-based Microsoft Surface tablet.  Would it be out of the realm of possibility for Microsoft to create an Ultrabook of their own?  With a continued push by Microsoft’s hardware partners into convertible territory, some rumors suggest that an ultrabook convertible/hybrid could be the next obvious step. Designer Clemente Puertolas feels […]

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Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook Closest To MacBook Air Killer

This time, Series 9 notebook from Samsung has an amazing Duralumin (aircraft grade aluminum) unibody with a total thickness of just half an inch. That might just fit inside a brown paper envelope.  Samsung is setting the bar for the new ultrabook class, although Samsung doesn’t like the “ultrabook” moniker, we’ll just let it be the Samsung Series 9 notebook to make them happy.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Windows 8 Tablet And Ultrabook In One

We know that many of you out there are interested in some of the Ultrabooks and tablets that have been unveiled at the ongoing CES 2012. But what if you could play with a device that would let you enjoy the best of both worlds? Well, that is what you will be getting with the newly unveiled Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.

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Acer Aspire S5: World’s Thinnest Ultrabook (Hands-On Video)

It appears like CES 2012 is going to be an event mainly intended for the thinnest this and thinnest that, just like last year. The newly-unveiled Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook, which is the successor to the company’s Aspire S3, is the thinnest of its kind and it’s definitely going to turn more than a few heads at Las Vegas.

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Ultrabook Hybrids On Their Way

A new feature article by PC Magazine discusses the future of ‘convertible’ style tablets. Essentially the article focuses on how convertibles have existed for a while, but with changes in technology and the introduction of Windows 8, they are finally becoming feasible.

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LG’s Newest X-Note Ultrabook

LG has developed its newest ultrabook, the X-Note Z330. This product will officially be shown off later this month and looks to be a great example of what Intel wishes to accomplish with the ultrabook specification.

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Intel: Windows 8 Ultrabooks To Feature Touchscreens Soon

We already know that Windows 8 is going to be a platform that is simultaneously geared toward both tablets and regular PCs, but it has now been confirmed by Intel that you’ll effectively being able to get both in one package with touchscreen-enabled Windows 8 ultrabooks.

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook offers slim looks, instant on tech

The recently revealed Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook clearly borrows some of its styling inspiration from the MacBook Air and possibly the Asus UX-series. The thin metal design narrows down to just 1.3cm at its thinnest point, but you still get a 13.3-inch HD LED display and the full-size Acer FineTip chiclet keyboard.

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Intel fueling all day lasting Ultrabooks with $300M injection

Tablets aren’t really supposed to replace regular computers, but they are biting into Intel’s business. So, Intel is changing gears to support a new form factor: the ultrabook. These are notebook PCs that are supposed to have tablet-like battery life. Intel is so sure this format will take off that it’s planning to invest $300 million into it.

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Top 5 Best Laptops Of 2015

Whether it’s for professional use or for regular home use, a good laptop is definitely a must-have in today’s world. However, buying the right one can be a tough row to hoe sometimes. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of top 5 laptops of 2015 that you should consider buying. […]

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FCC: Samsung Going Bigger with 12.2-Inch Tablet?

As if Samsung didn’t already dabble in enough screen sizes already, a new FCC filing has popped up for the Samsung SM-P905. According to these documents, the Samsung tablet will have a total diagonal size of 14.1 inches. When you factor in the bezel, that would translate to a screen size of about 12.2-inches.

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As Asus and Acer Pull the Plug on Netbooks, An Era Ends

This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to any, but netbooks are officially goners now. This has been a long-time coming. As ultrabooks and tablets have eaten into netbook marketshare, Asus and Acer remained the only two brands that were keeping the netbook market alive.

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Lenovo Brings on the Windows 8 Convertibles

Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.

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Rumors Claim Microsoft Surface Tablet Could Sell for $1000+

Microsoft did tell us that the RT version (ARM) of Surface would be price competitive with similar ARM-based tablets and the Pro line should fall in with Ultrabook pricing, so at least we have a vague price tag in mind. Despite all of this, a Swedish website has posted the Surface and all four of its variants at prices that translate roughly to $1,001 and up.

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Is Microsoft’s Surface Tablet A MacBook Air And iPad Killer?

In a very lengthy, yet compelling read, Gizmondo produced an article that essentially applauds the new Microsoft Surface tablet and welcomes it as a game changer that makes the Air and iPad look obsolete in comparison. The article goes on to state that the system follows the ten design principles that folks like Apple’s Jonathan Ive seem to live by.

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Asus Taichi Laptop Has Dual Screens

Do you want more than a glowing piece of produce on the back of your laptop? Asus sure thinks so and it has just introduced the Asus Taichi to the world. It has a second display that covers the entire back cover.

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Some of the Best and Worst of April Fools 2012

Yesterday was April Fools’ Day, i’m sure most of you didn’t realize it. So what else do large companies with over the top budgets on attempting to create viral videos do? They attempt to make us laugh by revealing fake products with fake announcements. Some of these are quite stupid, actually, most of them are, but you can decide for yourself, have a gander after the jump.

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German Courts Uphold Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban

Want to get a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 in Germany? Good luck, as Samsung’s most recent attempts to overturn the ruling that banned the 10.1 have failed. So why did Germany ban the 10.1 in the first place? The design was deemed to similar to Apple’s unit. Despite Samsung’s best attempts to change the courts mind, the ruling will stick.

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Best Of Samsung From CES 2012 (Video)

Apple is not interested in CES, and Microsoft earlier announced that it’s bowing out of next year’s event. Many have started to believe that the show is losing its luster. But that did not stop manufacturers from around the world from unveiling their latest innovations.

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Lenovo’s 22mm Thin-Frame Media Center

In recent times, much attention has been given to PC makers for their ability to create highly portable, mobile solutions that use miniaturized components such as netbooks and ultrabooks. Despite the attention given to the mobile scene, mobile technology like the Atom processor has also helped make today’s desktops and multimedia machines smaller than ever, as well.