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ASUS S Series Ultrabooks will start at $599

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We’re gradually getting more and more information on the ASUS S46 and S56 Ultrabooks and it’s looking like they will be the budget offering this back-to-school season. DVD is included along with a range of ports, a mainstream screen and that might even be a replaceable cylindrical cell battery pack on the back there. Starting price -  a new record low of $599. Is that the sound of AMD’s ultrathins being crushed?

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The range goes up from $599 but it sounds like the 15” model will start at $799

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Toshiba Working on Sliding Convertible Ultrabook with Windows 8 [video]

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Shown off at Intel’s keynote yetserday, Toshiba has a touchscreen slider Ultrabook in the works. There aren’t any official details yet. Toshiba has told us that they will have touchscreen options ready for the Windows 8 launch, this could be one of them.

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Computex Day One UltrabookNews Round-Up

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Another huge day for the Ultrabook world as Computex gets started on day one! Most of the big surprises like the Asus TaiChi and Transformer Book were outed on Day 0, but there was still a flood of exciting news today. We worked hard to bring you detailed coverage here at Ultrabook News and now we’ve got a handy round-up of all the Computex Day 1 news; come on in and check it out!

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Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 and U772 Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, Full Specs, Pricing, Availability

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Fujitsu has announced the Lifebook UH572 and U772 Ultrabooks featuring a 13.3″ or 14″ screen respectively. The sleek U772 is a mere 15mm thick and has a tiny bezel, while the somewhat less expensive UH572 is a bit thicker at 18mm. Both are based on Ivy Bridge and both will be available in the US!

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Toshiba Z930 Specs and Hands-On Video

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The Toshiba Z930 is to be the next generation version of the popular (at least here in the office) Toshiba Z830. Ivy Bridge is clearly the main upgrade here as the design and ports match exactly what was seen on the Z830.

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ASUS S Series Ultrabooks Expected Tomorrow, Targeted as Media Ultrabooks

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An ASUS-funded blog, Techinstyle.TV, uploaded a video to YouTube today about the ASUS S Series Ultrabooks. It looks like they might have uploaded it a day too early as there was no announcement at Computex today about S Series Ultrabooks! In fact, we can’t find anything about them anywhere. We’ve grabbed these photos from the video to give you an overview of the ASUS S Series Ultrabook. More details below.

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Asus UX21A and UX31A Product Pages Live, UX21A Teardown, Launch Imminent

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While it might be easy, thanks to a deluge of exciting new Ultrabooks, to forget about what many of us looking forward to just yesterday, Asus has finally put up official product pages for the Zenbook Prime UX21A and UX31A. We’re likely to see both of these next-generation Ultrabooks on sale in the very near future. The Zenbook microsite has been updated as well, and AnandTech has a teardown of the UX21A for anyone interested in the internals.

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ASUS Transformer Book – Ultrabook with Detachable Screen

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Not only have ASUS gone and created another interesting design with the TaiChi, they’ve worked their magic on a a device called the ASUS Transformer Book. It’s an Ultrabook at heart but it has a detachable screen. Clearly a device for Q4 and WIndows 8 but, wow!

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According to a first look post at TechinStyle, we’re looking at a Core i3/5/7 ‘notebook’ with Nvidia discreet graphics, 4GB of RAM, USB3.0, SSD and an HDD option. Surely this is an Ultrabook?

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Sony Vaio T Finally Launches in the US as a Very Affordable Ivy Bridge Ultrabook, Starts at $769

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Even though we blew the lid off of the Sony’s first official entry into the Ultrabook space a few weeks ago thanks to Sony EU, Sony US has been completely silent about the VAIO T series… until now. The VAIO T launches in the US as one of the first Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, and also at a very respectable price: $769.

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New HP Ultrabooks and Sleekbooks Available to Order

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HP may have just put together the most confusing range of thin and light laptops ever. Where sleekbooks overlap with Ultrabooks, 2nd-Gen and 3rd-Gen CPUs co-exist as model options and where brand names serve to just confuse us. The Envy, Spectre, Folio, Sleekbook, Ultrabook, Elite XT laptops are now online at HP.com where you can buy a Sleekbook with an Ivy Bridge CPU and AMD graphics that we can’t distinguish from an Ultrabook.

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Dospara Prime Note Altair Ultrabook launched with Ivy Bridge

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Available to order today is a new 2nd-Generation Ultrabook from Dospara. Targeted directly at the Japanese market it’s the 14″ Dospara Prime Note Altair with DVD drive, Ivy Bridge and 0.5TB hybrid drive. This one looks as good on paper as it does in the flesh but it’s not exactly a featherweight.

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LG moves up to Ivy Bridge with Xnote Z350, Claims New ‘Thinnest’ Ultrabook

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The LG Z350 Ultrabook has been announced.  Based on the same chassis as the LG Xnote Z330 it looks like a straight upgrade to Ivy Bridge to make a 2nd-generation Ultrabook.

Update: The announcement includes a new 14″ model. The LG Xnote X450

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LG haven’t come up with a full list of specs (we suspect that will surface next week during Computex) but are pushing a thickness of 14.7mm which is tenths of a millimeter thinner than the Acer S5. This is getting silly! Taking a look back at the Xnote Z330 specs we also see a claimed thickness of 15mm so maybe the Acer S5 was never the thinnest anyway.

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