Archive | May, 2012

Ivy Bridge Ultrabook Preview, Technical Analysis and Benchmarks from AnandTech

Posted on 31 May 2012

AnandTech has their hands on a second-gen Ultrabook reference design and they’ve subjected it to a number of tests. They paint a good picture of the changes you will see from first-generation Ultrabooks (Sandy Bridge) to second-gen Ultrabooks (Ivy Bridge). If you’re interested in reading about benchmarks, thermals, and CPU details, and gaming performance, step inside and have a look at what AnandTech has revealed to get a glimpse of […]

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Intel Core Mobile Ultra Processors Announced. Doesn’t Include Core i3

Posted on 31 May 2012

In a typical ‘premium first’ move, Intel have announced 4 new 3rd generation Core processors aimed at Ultrabooks and other highly mobile PCs. It’s easy to see which devices are going to be best for gaming and video work – the i5-3317U runs a slightly lower max GPU clock. All have a 17W nominal TDP although we already know that this TDP can be programmed  up or down for design […]

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Ultrabooks and Ultrabooknews, 1 year old Today

Posted on 31 May 2012

‘ASUS UX21 is First Ever Ultrabook’ was the title of the first post ever on Ultrabooknews and there’s an interesting story behind it. I was watching the keynote from the office (at some crazy morning hour) and as soon as Intel mentioned Ultrabooks, I registered Ultrabooknews.com. Within an hour I had a site up with the first post. Just hours later, the database was active. It’s hard to believe that […]

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Music Creation on Ultrabooks – Justin Lassen shows us how.

Posted on 31 May 2012

I’m seeing a lot of queries from creative types in forums and through our contact form. What exactly can the Ultrabook do? I downloaded Adobe Lightroom yesterday to start some testing on that for a forum, I’ve run up Traktor DJ, done a big bunch of video editing and posed the question, “What exactly could will.i.am do on his Ultrabooks?” If you’re into music creation though, Justin Lassen has some […]

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Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook – First Specs. Ivy Bridge included.

Posted on 31 May 2012

Following up our story last night which looked at the similarity between the Gigabyte X11 and the Mouse Computers Luvbook X, the Gigabyte X11 has finally been revealed as an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. At 973gm it beast the Luvbook X11 that we still think it is based on by just 5gm.  There doesn’t seem to be uch in the way of specifications yet so we wonder if this information is […]

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Computex Warm-Up: Intel Ultrabook Promo Video

Posted on 31 May 2012

A new Intel Ultrabook promo video has just gone up – a pre-cursor to the launch of the 2nd-generation of Ultrabooks at Computex in under a week. Update: Intel has also posted a Sneak Peak article. 

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Gigabyte X11 and Luvbook X – Separated at Birth.

Posted on 31 May 2012

Leaked pictures of Gigabyte’s X11, the ‘Worlds lightest Ultrabook,’ show that it is in fact based on the same core design as Mouse Computers LuvBook X.  Carbon Fiber is the key to the light weight here. On the top, the LuxBook X. On the bottom, the Gigabyte X11     We tipped the Gigabyte X11 as an OEM build and possibly the Mouse Computers Luvbook X11. It looks like we […]

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Lenovo’s Upcoming U310 and U410 Ultrabooks — Specs, Prices, and Photos

Posted on 30 May 2012

We’ve known for some time that Lenovo was working on a refresh of the U300 and U400 Ultrabooks but there had been no official information regarding specifications or price. Official spec information from Lenovo is now available, and thanks to a Romanian reseller, we can get an idea of how much the the U310 and U410 will cost. A new gallery of photos reveals that the U310 and U410 share […]

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Euro Prices and CPU Specs for Zenbook Prime UX31A, UX21A

Posted on 30 May 2012

Appearing on Geizhals.at very briefly this week were the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A and UX21A models. Although the resellers appear to have pulled their offerings, it’s left a trail of specs and prices behind.

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Intel Capital Ultrabook Fund Supports DNote Audio

Posted on 30 May 2012

Trigence Semiconductor has just received funding through the $300m Intel Capital Ultrabook fund for their DNote Audio technology. Dnote is a technology that drives analogue loudspeakers found in consumer electronics via digital signals to lower power requirements. Actually, looking at it, it seems that Trigence have developed a new speaker coil technology. Trigence, a Japansese company, will take an undisclosed sum from Intel Capital to further develop DNote Audio.

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Dell Working on the XPS 12, a Duo-like Convertible Touchscreen Ultrabook?

Posted on 29 May 2012

Dell may be looking to reboot it’s screen-flipping netbook in Ultrabook form. The Inspiron Duo was a netbook offering from Dell which featured interesting convertible mechanics, wherein the screen flips around right inside of the bezel, allowing the device to function as a standard clamshell or tablet device. The netbook version of this didn’t sell very well, but the convertible concept might not have died with it. With Windows 8’s […]

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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD gets First Test

Posted on 29 May 2012

The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD looks nice, performs well, could be a casual gamer’s dream! We’re surprised that so many 2nd-Generation ASUS Ultrabooks have found their way into the hands of reviewers. Considering the Ivy Bridge processors inside them are under NDA you would think that Intel could have kept a tighter control. Instead we’re getting reviews that don’t list CPU part numbers or CPU/GPU performance figures. There will be […]

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