Archive | April, 2013

iRacing Ported to Ultrabooks for Tilt Control and Touchscreens

Posted on 30 April 2013

Despite the name, iRacing is not for iOS devices. Actually it’s quite the opposite — iRacing is a realistic racing simulator on PC for hardcore fans of the racing genre. The game, which has typically relied on wheel or joystick input, has been updated for tilt and touch control by Ultrabooks with built-in sensors. iRacing developer David Tucker walks us through the dev process.

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iSuppli : 45 Million Ultrabook Storage Solutions to Ship in 2013.

Posted on 30 April 2013

In a report issued yesterday, iSuppli is predicting that 45 million SSD, cache SSD and Hyrid HDD solutions will ship for Ultrabooks and ultrathins in 2013 indicating a huge 4X jump over 2012. Isuppli is predicting that despite a contraction of the PC market but that a flattening off of interest for ‘superthins’ will ‘take-off’ in the second half of 2013.

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Dospara Note Erdes Book ST1 = MSI S20 = Epson Endeavor. All Available Now.

Posted on 29 April 2013

Dospara, a Japanese company, are offering the Note Erdes Bookk ST1. Recognise it? Yes Epson are offering the same model as the Endeavor NY10S which, in turn is the MSI S20. With a local price of about 1120 dollars it comes with Core i5, 4GB and 128GB SSD.

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Today Only: Dell Inspiron 14z (14-inch) Ultrabook for $419

Posted on 28 April 2013

Courtesy of Woot.com, today you can pick up a refurbished Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook for $419. This deal is only good until the end of the day!

Epson Endeavor Ultrabook Convertible

Posted on 28 April 2013

The Endeavor S series NY10S is now available in Japan at the Epson Direct Shop. It’s a slider in the style of the MSI S20 which offers a near – laptop experience along with tablet capability.

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Winner: Ultimate Coder Challenge Going Perceptual – Puppet in Motion

Posted on 25 April 2013

The winner of the Perceptual Computing competition has just been announced by Intel The Ultimate Coder Challenge put seven teams together and challenged them to make showcase applications for a Lenovo Yoga 13 Ultrabook and the Creative sensor hardware, in seven weeks. We watched with amazement at how much the teams learnt, wrote, developed and optimised their apps. We found hardware limitations, software limitations and problems with gestures themselves but […]

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Toshiba Z10T Ultrabook Detachable Is Official. Specs, Images

Posted on 25 April 2013

The Toshiba Z10T has officially  launched in Germany. This pro-level detachable is due in Q2 with what we believe is one of the new low-power Ivy Bridge CPUs. It will go head-to-head with the Fujitsu Q702, the Lenovo Helix, Samsung ATIV 700T and, if it ever reaches the market in quantity, the ASUS Transformer Book.

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Dell Latitude 6430U First Impressions. Solid, Productive, Possibly the Ultrabook I Should Buy

Posted on 25 April 2013

The Dell Latitude 6430U is here and under my fingers. 1366×768 and a 36Wh battery is a shocking thing to be seeing on a new Ultrabook in 2013 but wait because it turns out that if you don’t like that you can change it, and that’s one of the key features of this device. It’s aimed at business users and because of that Dell is offering a huge range of […]

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Why My Next Ultrabook Will Be a Convertible

Posted on 23 April 2013

The first wave of Ultrabooks brought sleek, sexy laptops to the masses. The second wave increased performance and power savings. And now, in the latter half of the second wave, and approaching the third wave, things are getting really interesting. Intel’s Ultrabook project has stimulated the creation of the most exciting laptops in recent memory. They’re calling them Ultrabook Convertibles — and I can’t wait to get one.

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Lenovo Helix Shipping. University Plans to Deploy 2000. First Video Review Available.

Posted on 23 April 2013

A university in New Jersey, US has chosen to provide its students with the Lenovo Helix hybrid after evaluation against pure Ultrabooks and Tablets. Seton Hall University expects to deploy around 2000 units with the first batch coming in for final build and testing in just a few weeks. Others appear to have already received them and the first independent video review is already up at YouTube and embedded for […]

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UMPC 2013! Acer W3 Win 8-on-Intel Tablet Rumored

Posted on 22 April 2013

Welcome back to the story of the UMPC. We left the story early in 2011 with the Viliv X70EX UMPC – a 7-inch Windows 7 tablet running on Intel Atom. In the meantime we’ve seen a few niche products come and go and we’ve discussed the potential for a 7-inch ultra mobile PC on Clovertrail. Today we pick the story up again with the Acer Iconia W3.

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Ultrabook Market Update by Ultrabooknews

Posted on 22 April 2013

Occasionally, like every business, we update our plans and predictions to make sure we’re on the right course.  We’ve just done that for the Ultrabook sector and from what we can see there’s a lot of potential in 2013 for Ultrabooks to rise to the levels of sales that netbooks had three years ago – an ecosystem that many were happy to be in.  There’s potential for more in 2014 […]

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