Archive | August, 2012

Samsung’s Series 5 Ultrabook with Touch is Confirmed

Posted on 29 August 2012

Starting at $799 with a Core i3 Samsung have just set the a very competitive lower benchmark for touchscreen Ultrabooks. Based on the existing industrial design it’s going to be a really solid offering. Laptopmag don’t have an article about this yet but we’re expecting one soon. We might even hear details in the Samsung event that’s just kicking off in Berlin right now.

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Sony Vaio Duo 11 gets hands-on at IFA

Posted on 29 August 2012

Via Newgadgetsde Revealing the optical track pointer and a design that’s slimmer than I expected, the port locations, backlight on the keyboard and lots more. As a tablet it’s ‘pretty thin and light’ says Johannes. It still weighs 1.2KG though so as a pure tablet, it’s a complete bloater! Full specs, price and other info available here. My thoughts – Why aren’t we seeing news about HSDPA/4G for the Vaio DUO? This is clearly an ultra mobile PC but without 3G, it’s missing something in my opinion. Still, enough people […]

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ASUSPro BU400 More Specs, Price

Posted on 29 August 2012

Via the Gadgetjm YouTube channel we’re looking at a hands-on with the very smart looking Business Ultrabook ASUSPro BU400. This is obviously a business-oriented Ultrabook with a full set of ports and focus on touchpad and keyboard quality. Anti-glare HD/HD+ displays (options we assume) and..touchscreen. (not seen in the video, maybe it’s an option.) Spill resistant keyboard and reinforced carbon construction. This is a VPro-enabled ‘Ultrabook for Business’ with encrypted hard drive, TPM module and Fingerprint reader. Ports: VGA, headset port, SD card, 3xUSB3.0, HDMI, LAN port. No Thunderbolt port. […]

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ASUS UX21 Touch Hands On Video–IFA 2012

Posted on 29 August 2012

Via TLBHD on YouTube a hands-on with the ASUS UX21 Touch This 11.6” Ultrabook based on the Ivy-Bridge powered UX21A is obviously going to be more expensive than the UX21A which itself isnt the cheapest Ultrabook out there. $100-$150 premium over the UX21A price is to be expected. As for availability, expect end of October, when Win 8 is available. Video below.

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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 will be a “RT’ ARM-based version too and there’s talk of a pen-capable display. More images at MobileGeeks. We’ll try […]

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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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The Case for the Converged Smart Camera.

Posted on 29 August 2012

At HiBlue, the focus is on the next generation of smart cameras – cameras that are fully converged with a mobile operating system and communication options that we see on smartphones. The devices haven’t hit the market yet but they’re coming.  For some they’ll be an exciting and creative enhancement to photography but to others, they may not be the best solution. The case against Smart Cameras say they are too converged and that a modular solution of dedicated camera and separate smartphone or tablet-based app/communication hub is better. Eye-Fi […]

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Nokia 808 PureView Arrived for Testing…

Posted on 29 August 2012

The Nokia 808 Pure View arrived to mess up my plans for the day. Thanks Nokia! It’s out of the box and doing updates as I type. I haven’t even set the clock or taken a picture yet – how frustrating! As I took it out of the box there was one overbearing first impression that I really hope doesn’t affect the way I use the Nokia 808  – it’s big and heavy, although it rests nicely in the hands. It’s plastic too but that helps even more to ensure […]

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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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