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Surprise Low Price on the Gaming-Capable Acer M3 Ultrabook.

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For those not familiar with Euro pricing, €599 for the Acer M3  (M3-581T-32364G34M) is a breakthrough for the Ultrabook segment.  Average price for an Ultrabook in the European region is near €1000 with the lowest-priced offers down at around €700. To see a launch price of €599 is going to raise eyebrows across the industry because not only is the Acer M3 a cheap Ultrabook, it’s got some premium features too. But there’s a price to pay. This 15.6” chubber weighs 2.3KG!

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ASUS Preparing Lower-Cost UX32A and UX32Vd, Potentially Killing the UX21 and UX31

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I don’t believe any of the Gen-1 Ultrabooks should be taken off the market to be replaced with Ivy Bridge models but there’s a risk that they will be if manufacturers adopt a two-prong approach with low and high-end Ivy Bridge devices. News just in via The Verge says that new Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, the UX32A and UX32Vd, will start at $800. Does that leave any space for price drops on the UX21 and UX31?

While old stock may go for cheaper prices in Q3 we think it’s unlikely that the UX21 and UX31 will continue on the production line.

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Ultrabook Range Extends to 14” and AMD Discreet Graphics with the Samsung Series 5

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Let the Gaming begin! Using the Ultrabook branding, Samsung have officially announced two interesting Ultrabooks that extend the category in a number of directions. The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks will offer a larger screen option, terabyte storage and AMD HD7550M discreet graphics in some models.

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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks launched in homeland, South Korea today.

 

The press release  introduces two models…

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