Archive | July, 2012

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Posted on 31 July 2012

We’ve got the new Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ivy Bridge Ultrabook on hand for testing. The U310 is the successor to the U300, it’s a second generation Ultrabook with an Ivy Bridge processor featuring HD4000 graphics. This is Lenovo’s entry level Ivy Bridge Ultrabook and can be had quite inexpensively (see the current price in the last section of this article). If you’re looking for an inexpensive back-to-school Ultrabook, the U310 should […]

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Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Gaming Test with Discrete Nvidia 620M GPU [video]

Posted on 30 July 2012

Asus’ UX32VD is the Ultrabook you want if you want a Zenbook-styled device from Asus with gaming capabilities. Thanks to the discrete Nvidia 620M GPU, the UX32VD can handle a range of modern games (with the right settings). MobileTechReview’s Lisa Gade took the UX32VD out for a spin testing its ability to run Skyrim, Left 4 Dead 2, and Civilization 5.

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140 Designs, 40 Touchscreensmand Back-To-School Specials

Posted on 30 July 2012

Netbooknews has just published some information they’ve had from Intel during a chat with Navin Shenoy, the President of Intel Architecture Group and General Manager of the Mobile Client Platform. Most of the information wasn’t anything new but there’s a hint towards back-to school offers. As we were expecting, back-to-school offers will be starting in August and real sales numbers will start to show.

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You Can Touch This – An Ultrabook Promo Video

Posted on 30 July 2012

To be honest, we have no idea where this Ultrabook promo video has come from. It looks like it might be part of an Intel Finance Ultrabook competition. Brett Cardoza, the name of the YouTube channel it appears under, seems to be an Intel employee. That would explain the ‘knowledge’ in the video. We haven’t stopped laughing yet. This is so crass, it just might be good enough to go […]

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Microsoft Surface will Arrive 26th October, but only on ARM

Posted on 30 July 2012

The Windows RT version of the Microsoft Surface tablet / convertible is coming on 26th October, along with Windows 8. Unfortunately the new information doesn’t include anything new about what could be more interesting to readers of Ultrabooknews – the Intel based version of Microsoft Surface.

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Microsoft Surface will Arrive, With Win 8, 26th October

Posted on 30 July 2012

Have the Microsoft Surface on your list as a dynamic, mobile and productive ultra-mobile for 2012? If so, you’ll be interested to know that it, along with Windows 8, is coming on October 26th.


ASUS X401a–Utrabook Alternative at $330

Posted on 29 July 2012

Both Acer and ASUS now have budget lightweight notebooks with Ultrabook-like processing capability for a value price. The Acer Aspire V5 is available in many versions and available in many places, both online and off. The ASUS X401a is a little more shy. A Pentium version of the 14” 1.8KG laptop is now available exclusively from Best Buy, for $330

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Intel’s Smart Watch Concept to Demo at IDF 2012

Posted on 27 July 2012

We’re thrilled to have been invited and sponsored by Intel to attend IDF 2012 this year. Intel Developers Forum is the place to get a feel for what’s going to happen in the next 12-18 months and to get all the questions answered by the experts responsible. Naturally we’ve been looking through the agenda. There are 17 technical sessions directly related to Ultrabooks and an additional 5 that will reveal […]

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Ultrabook Ecosystem Meets Next Week

Posted on 27 July 2012

I wrote about the Ultrabook ‘project’ yesterday. That is, everything that is being done by Intel and partners across the world to create the best Ultrabook for the future. At meetings next week, Intel and partners will be meeting with the same aim – making the Ultrabook. In a report at Digitimes, details on the Taiwanese leg of the Ultrabook Ecosystem Symposium have been revealed. According to another report, there’s […]

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What if there was No Ultrabook?

Posted on 26 July 2012

Ultrabook is a project, a long-term multi-faceted work by many companies under many project names to bring together some of the best and most-efficient technologies, software and processes in the laptop industry and to make a personal computing product fit for the next ten years. The products coming of the line so far are a good sign that the industry is responding to Intel’s seeding. Style is improving dramatically, Windows […]

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NEC Versa Pro Available to Sensitive Businesses in Japan

Posted on 25 July 2012

It looks like NEC have pushed out a business variant of the NEC Lavie Z. The NEC Versa Pro packs in Windows 7 Pro, a TPM module and offers a Core i7  platform with optional secure SSD. You’ll pay for it though!

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Ultrabooks For Deutschland

Posted on 24 July 2012

One in ten of you reading this article are from Germany, a country that leads the world in Ultrabook availability. How do we know this? We know this because we regularly scan retailers in USA, Germany, UK, Canada, France, Italy and Australia for information on pricing and availability for our database and Germany is always out front. Those of you that think the English-language countries are the place to look […]

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