Archive | November, 2011

Samsung 900X1B 11.6″ Series 9 Ultralight – Detailed First Impressions. Live Review

Posted on 30 November 2011

The 11.6” Samsung 900X1B, the 1KG sibling to the 13” 900X3A that we tested a while back, arrived today and I’ve had a solid afternoon of testing, and enjoying, this pre-Ultrabook. I won’t call it an Ultrabook alternative because  just like the Apple MacBook Air it pre-dates the Ultrabook launch but uses the same design principles…and it’s just as good. With an 11.6” screen it obviously goes up against the […]

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Acer – Ultrabooks On Track, Prices Will Fall

Posted on 30 November 2011

Acer’s Jim Wong has told media in Taiwan that Ultrabooks are on track and prices will fall, potentially to $499 in 2013. Acer had planned to ship, that’s ship, 250000 to 300000 units of the Acer Aspire S3 this year and expect to achieve that target. It’s a slightly veiled shout of confidence to the media but even shipping a third of a million devices requires a lot of risk-taking […]

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Ultrabook Alternatives Added to the Database

Posted on 29 November 2011

We love Ultrabooks but we also love the competition from other parts of the notebook industry.  Lower prices, faster processors, bigger batteries, discreet graphics and other features give the consumer a choice and challenge the designers of  future Ultrabooks.  There are some devices that are closer (MacBook Air, Series 9) than others (DM1, SH771) but we can’t ignore them.

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Samsung 900X1B 11.6” Ultrathin – Will it beat the ASUS UX21?

Posted on 29 November 2011

Available with Core i3 (1.3Ghz non-Turbo) and Core i5 (1.6Ghz, Turbo-enabled) the Samsung 900X1B (Series 9 range) is a stylish alternative to the ASUS UX21. It’s been around for a few months and in theory, it’s not an Intel Ultrabook but apart from slightly slower quick-boot and a missing TPM module (we are told) it’s an Ultrabook! Later this week we’ll be testing it and comparing it to our ASUS […]

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Update: Sold Out! Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $320, Today Only

Posted on 29 November 2011

Cyber Monday deal shopping may have been yesterday but my favorite deal-a-day site, Woot.com, still has the deals rolling. Today they’ve got a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 deal for a reasonable $320 (+$5 shipping). That’s $130 ( 29%) less than you can get the same Galaxy Tab 10.1 new from Amazon, and $179 (35%) less than buying it direct from Samsung. This is the 16GB WiFi-only version, so don’t […]

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Hands-On With the Sony Tablet P Android Clamshell

Posted on 29 November 2011

From Sony Tablet P Thanks to Al Sutton of Funky Android at Droidcon NL in Holland this week I got a lot of hands-on time with a retail version of the Sony Tablet P that has just arrived on the shelves in the UK. It’s the Psion 5-like dual-screen Android clamshell that I found quite exciting at IFA in Sept. It may look strange but there’s some nice mobile usability […]

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Gigabyte T1132N – A Flexible, Expandable Alternative

Posted on 28 November 2011

I often refer to the Sandy Bridge platform as an HDR Computing platform that can span multiple mobile usage scenarios but how about adding that platform to a product that covers every angle in terms of hardware too? The Gigabyte T1132N might just be that device. Forget Ultrabook looks but do think about flexibility and expandability.

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A Common Docking Port for Ultrabooks

Posted on 28 November 2011

I think it’s going to take me a while to work out the reason why this rather akward and cumbersome looking docking solution port is being considered for Ultrabooks. A common docking standard could be a good move though. We know already that the 2012 Ultrabook platform will include support for Thunderbolt and that it is going to make a great single-plug docking system given a Thunderbolt station or hub. Ok, […]

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Toshiba Z830 With Core i7 Now Available in US.

Posted on 28 November 2011

Along with three other models, the Core i7 variant of the Z830 has surfaced for order in the U.S,  with a fingerprint reader but no 256GB SSD option yet. Following previous announcements in Europe that appear to have held back the Core i7 version of the Toshiba Z830 [seen in testing results] from the shelves, it’s good to know it’s actually available in the U.S.with a max 6GB RAM. It’s […]

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Transformer Prime Official Page Leaks Early. Manual, Details, Source Code Revealed

Posted on 28 November 2011

The Transformer Prime is still not featured on the front page of Asus.com, and a support page hasn’t gone live yet, but if you’re sneaky, you can find the Transformer Prime’s official product page on Asus’ website. It would appear as though the product page has gone live earlier than intended as Asus is still advertising for the original Eee Pad Transformer on the front page of their site. Additionally, […]

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HTC Rezound with Beats Audio, Gallery and Initial Thoughts

Posted on 28 November 2011

The HTC Rezound is the first product to bear the fruits of HTC’s $300 million investment in Beats Electronics LLC which was announced back in August. The deal afforded HTC a majority stake in the company along with exclusive rights to use Beats Audio products on mobile phones. Beats is subtitled with a ‘by Dr. Dre’ byline and is also partnered with Monster Cable Products. The company seeks to bring […]

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Hands-on First Look [video]

Posted on 27 November 2011

The Transformer Prime is the first tablet to be announced with the Nvidia Tegra 3 platform, and while the price and release date have yet to be officially announced, it is likely going to be in even higher demand than it’s predecessor, the Eee Pad Transformer. Our pal Ritchie has a detailed writeup of his hands-on experience with the Transformer Prime along with some great photos to whet your appetite of this thin […]

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