Archive | October, 2012

Toshiba Satellite U925T Ultrabook Convertible Review from The Verge

Posted on 31 October 2012

The Verge seems to be the first to have their hands on the Toshiba Satellite U925T Ultrabook convertible. The U925T (also known as the U920T) is a Windows 8 slider which the company is now selling for $1149.  The U925T is likely on your list If you’re looking for an Ultrabook convertible. Is it worth the $1149 price tag? Let’s see what The Verge has to say.

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New Intel HD 3000 and HD 4000 Drivers: Support for Windows 8, 4k Ultra HD, OpenGL 4.0, and More

Posted on 31 October 2012

Intel has launched the latest driver update for their integrated graphics. This update brings full support for Windows 8. HD 3000 graphics are found on Ultrabooks with second generation (aka Sandy Bridge) processors while HD 4000 graphics are found on newer Ultrabooks that use Intel’s third generation (aka Ivy Bridge) processors. In addition to some game-specific performance updates, Intel has also enabled 4k Ultra HD video output and OpenGL 4.0 […]

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Ultrabook Interest Takes Off Thanks to Win 8 and Convertible

Posted on 30 October 2012

Traffic levels here are up 2X. Trends are up 2X, ad rates are up and if the rate of increase continues, Ultrabooks could be more of a trend than notebooks before the end of the year. As early as Saturday October 20th, days before the launch of Windows 8, traffic started to pick up here. By Windows 8 launch day traffic levels had risen to double normal traffic levels and […]

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ASUS Vivo S200 / X202 in Unboxing – Low Cost Ultrabook-alternative

Posted on 30 October 2012

We saw some reports on the ASUS VivoBook X202 when it launched at an event last week but we’ve now got un unboxing of the European version of this low-cost Ultrabook-a-like via Notebookitalia.

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Toshiba Z830 Windows 8 Upgrade Report

Posted on 30 October 2012

After spending a good two months with Windows 8 on the developer preview Touch Ultrabook I decided I was 100% happy with Windows 8 and that there was no reason not to upgrade the Toshiba Z830, a first generation Ultrabook. The upgrade was completed fairly smoothly although extra drivers, as always, are going to mean a bit of searching and a bit of luck with the installation order. Toshiba Z830 […]

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Best Buy Ultrabook Ad and $100 Savings Offer; Ultrabooks Pushing into the Mainstream with Windows 8

Posted on 29 October 2012

After climbing steadily in search queries over the last 12 months, Ultrabooks as a term is just about passing the threshold into true mainstream consumer territory. The launch of Windows 8 and a number of eye-catching convertible Ultrabooks look to be helping in a big way. The latest evidence comes to us in the form of a new Ultrabook ad from Best Buy, the largest consumer electronics retailer in the […]

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Ultrabook Convertible Overview

Posted on 29 October 2012

There’s a new type of laptop in town. It’s fast, fun and flexible and it’s called the Ultrabook Convertible. Intel’s new ads started running at the weekend so we’re guessing that there’s quite a lot of people on the search for more information today. Welcome new visitors, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got all the Ultrabook Convertibles in the database along with specs, news, videos and more. We’re […]

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CloverTrail Smartbooks Start Tomorrow

Posted on 28 October 2012

Surface is out and the reviews are in. Most reviewers seem impressed; Many worry about the  lack of apps. From tomorrow you’ll be able to fill that app-gap with a product sector that I’m more excited about than a Chromebook on ARM, a Nexus 7 3G or a convertible Ultrabook. Atom-based PCs don’t exactly bring up images of advanced computing but since the netbooks died a few important things have […]

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Intel Revamps Ultrabook Site, Highlights Hybrid and Convertible Windows 8 Ultrabooks

Posted on 28 October 2012

Intel has made live a significant refresh of the Ultrabook section of their website. If it wasn’t already clear from their $300 million Ultrabook fund, Intel is serious about Ultrabooks; the redesign of their site’s Ultrabook section is quite significant next to the old version and reinforces their commitment to the segment. The launch of Windows 8 and a wave of new devices provides an great opportunity that Intel is […]

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Toshiba U925T Windows 8 Ultrabook Slider w/ NFC Now Available, Gallery Inside

Posted on 27 October 2012

Toshiba has made available their only Windows 8 touchscreen Ultrabook, the Toshiba Satellite U925T. This is a hybrid slider which also goes by the name U920T depending upon the region. Chippy got a great hands on of the U925T back at IDF 2012 in September and the design seems unchanged since then. This is one of a few hybrid Ultrabooks currently shipping with NFC.

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Fujitsu’s Floral Kiss Branding Starts with an Ultrabook

Posted on 26 October 2012

Japanese company Fujitsu didn’t make a big splash in the Western world this week as Windows 8 launched but let’s not forget something they launched last week. The Floral Kiss brand. The first offering will be an Ultrabook – the Lifebook UH572-based CH55/J

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MSI S20 Slider Ultrabook Convertible . Hands-On + New Info

Posted on 26 October 2012

MSI appear to have quietly given the MSI S20 slider an airing. We first saw this back in June in a not-too-professional presentation by themselves but despite that it’s been one that has gained quite a bit of interest. Recent news highlighted a target price (yes, the good old non-committal target price!) of $799-$899. Engadget and LesNumeriques have news for us…

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