Archive | August, 2012

Vaio Duo 11 Announced At IFA. 1199 – 1399 Euro

Posted on 29 August 2012

With less than 5 seconds of commentary, Sony just announced the Duo 11 at IFA.  Luckily we have specs, images, prices and availability… Update: Sony Vaio Duo now in the database here.

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Toshiba at IFA. Satellite U920T is a new Slider Ultrabook

Posted on 29 August 2012

  Toshiba will be showing their new convertible Ultrabook, the Satellite U920T, at IFA this week. This hybrid device isn’t official yet but Mobilegeeks have some early specs and this image below is coming via Nomobile.ru, both at IFA. Update: Some more info at ABCNews.

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ASUS Vivo Tab. 11.6” is not quite the Ultraslate

Posted on 29 August 2012

It looks great and is likely to come at a great price but the ASUS Vivo Tab isn’t quite the ASUS Transformer Book as although it runs a full WIndows 8 build, it’s a low-power (and probably lower cost) Intel Atom-based tablet with docking keyboard. Information on the ASUS Vivo Tab is coming in from all angles at the moment as it’s just been announced at a press conference. There […]

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Breaking: ASUSPro BU400, S6, Zenbook U500, U38 Ultrabooks Revealed at IFA

Posted on 29 August 2012

It’s raining again, Ultrabooks that is. IFA has kicked off and ASUS has just presented a huge range of new devices.  The Ultrabook, or Ultrabook-like devices we’re checking out are the ASUSPro BU400, the ASUS S6, ASUS Zenbook U500 and ASUS U38 touchscreen laptop. These images are from Techfokus.de who were live blogging the event and are now uploading videos. Here’s the information we have at the moment (being updated)

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Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge Week 3 – The Alphas are Coming to Kill the Bugs

Posted on 29 August 2012

As well as learning a lot about Ultrabook sensors and features this week I also  learnt a new word. Spelunking might sound like a fetish but apparently it’s about exploring caves! Let’s do a bit of spelunking right now in the cave known as the Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge. In week3 we’re getting down to serious detail.

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CyberPowerPC Zeus M Ultrabook launches with Ivy Bridge at $699

Posted on 28 August 2012

There’s another sub-$700 Ultrabook in the US market today – the CyberlinkPC Zeuss, and it’s powered by a Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU and comes with 8GB of RAM.

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New Medion Akoya S4211 is Ultrabook-Like for €549

Posted on 27 August 2012

When a new product category comes to Medion, you know it’s gone mainstream. Medion, a Lenovo company, is headquartered in Germany and focuses on good value technology, some of which is exclusively sold through large retailers such as Aldi. Netbooks broke into Aldi in 2008 where 20,000 boxes could be shifted in a matter of hours.  Ultrabooks could do the same. Big customers like Aldi are big business for Medion, […]

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Official Site Reveals Asus S46 and S56 Ultrabook Specs, Integrated and Discrete Graphics Available. Hitting the Market Soon?

Posted on 27 August 2012

We’ve seen most of what there is to see regarding Asus’ upcoming S46 and S56 Ultrabooks except for one important piece of information: the release date. We caught a glimpse of the units at Computex back in June and earlier in August Asus officially announced them. Now they inch closer to market as Asus has revealed them on their website including a rundown of official specs. While it was once […]

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Lenovo Acknowledges U310/U410 WiFi Issues, Still Appears to be Selling Faulty Units

Posted on 23 August 2012

Back on the 8th of August we talked about a WiFi issue with our Lenovo U310 Ultrabook. The range and speed were not up to par with other devices using the same access point. After our story on the 8th, Mark, an admin from the Lenovo support forums, responded to indicate that Lenovo had nailed down the problem which was affecting U310 and U410 units. Mark explained that U310 and […]

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Touchscreen Ultrabook Usage Examples

Posted on 23 August 2012

You’ll see this touchscreen Ultrabook used extensively over the next month or so as I explore and demonstrate software and operating system elements. In this video I want to answer one of the most often asked questions – why have a touchscreen on a laptop when your hands need to be near the mouse and keyboard? I’ve been using touchscreen devices since 2007. For over 1 year I used a […]

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The Ultrabook Experience Expands into Film, Art and…Something Else

Posted on 23 August 2012

Not content with creating a ton of promotional videos and artistic material through the collaboration with will.i.am, Intel is now teaming up with W Hotels, Roman Coppola, Levis and others to offer creative people another chance to get involved in some unique experiences.    There’s ‘Four Stories’ which is chance to submit a screenplay and get it filmed in one of five W hotels around the world, a ‘Friends Of’ […]

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Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge Week 2 – Moving through UI design

Posted on 22 August 2012

The coding teams competing for $10000 have just completed week 2 of the Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge and have all posted their updates. I’ve also received my developer preview Ultrabook with touch and sensors! Read my thoughts about the competition at this stage and view the video below.   

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