Sony Vaio Pro 11, Vaio Pro 13 to the premium ultrabook party

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Sony is expanding its ultrabook lineup with two new high-end models featuring Intel Haswell processors, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen displays, and thin and light cases. A model with an 11.6 inch display will launch June 9th for $1149, and a 13.3 inch model with a starting price of $1249 will launch the same day. […]

Sony unveils the Vaio Duo 13 Windows 8 slider


Sony is expanding its line of slider-style Windows 8 tablets. Last year the company introduced the Sony Vaio Duo 11, a tablet with a slide-out keyboard that lets you use the machine like a laptop. Now, as expected, Sony is following up with a 13 inch model called the Sony Vaio Duo 13. The Sony […]

Sony Vaio Pro 11 ultrabook weighs less than 2.2 pounds

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Sony is showing off a new thin and light laptop that weighs less than 1 kilogram, features an 11.6 inch, full HD touchscreen display, and an Intel Haswell processor. Like most super-slim ultrabooks, the Sony Vaio Pro 11 has a built-in battery that’s not easy to replace. But this is a “pro” model, which means […]

Intel: More than 50 tablet/notebook hybrids coming, some as low as $399

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Intel says its new chips will power dozens of devices that straddle the line between notebooks and tablets. According to the company there are more than 50 different “2-in-1 designs in the pipeline.” That includes premium models with Intel’s 4th generation Core “Haswell” chips, as well as cheaper, lower-power models with the company’s upcoming Intel […]

Gigabyte unveils new U24, U35 portable notebooks

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Gigabyte’s new portable gaming notebooks aren’t the only new ultrabooks coming from the Taiwanese company. Gigabyte is also updating its ultraportable notebook lineup with a few new models featuring Haswell chips and optional touchscreen displays. Gigabyte U24F and U24T Earlier this year Gigabyte launched a U2442DT ultrabook with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor and NVIDIA […]

Gigabyte introduces Ultrablade gaming laptops with 14, 15.6 inch screens

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Taiwanese computer maker Gigabyte is launching two new ultrabooks aimed at gamers. The company’s new 15.6 inch and 14 inch ultrabooks feature Intel Haswell processors, NVIDIA graphics, and relatively slim designs for laptops packing that much power. Gigbyte P34G The 14 inch Gigabyte P34G measures 0.83 inches thick and weighs 3.7 pounds. It packs a […]

Asus unveils the Zenbook Infinity premium ultrabook

Asus Zenbook Infinity

Asus is adding a new premium ultrabook to its Zenbook lineup. The Asus Zenbook Infinity features a 13.3 inch display, a 28W Intel Haswell processor, and a slim design — the notebook measures just 0.6 inches thick. Unfortunately, we don’t actually know much more about the laptop yet. Asus is only displaying it in a […]

Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook updated with Haswell CPU, NVIDIA GPU

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The Acer Aspire S3 is one of the grandaddy’s of all ultrabooks. Acer introduced the first model way back in the fall of 2011. Since then the company has upgraded the S3 a few times by offering faster processors and other improvements, but the higher-priced Acer Aspire S7 has gotten more love from Acer designers. […]

Razer introduces a 14 inch ultrabook aimed at gamers

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Razer has already introduced a high-end Windows gaming tablet this year, so it’s pretty clear the company things you can pack some serious gaming chops into a small package. So I suppose it’s not a huge surprise that the company is following the Razer Edge tablet with a new ultrabook aimed at gamers. It’s called the […]

Tizen Linux demo on an ultrabook (video)

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Tizen is a Linux-based operating system that’s backed by Samsung and which is expected to ship on Samsung smartphones this year. But the OS isn’t just for mobile devices like phones and tablets. The folks at Tizen Experts got a chance to check out an early demo of Tizen running on an ultrabook, and it looks […]

Asus VivoBook V551 ultrabook with Haswell CPU coming soon


PC makers are expected to launch plenty of new laptops, tablets, and hybrid devices featuring Intel Haswell processors at the Computex trade show in Taiwan in June. But some Haswell-powered devices are starting to show up a bit early. The Asus VivoBook V551 is an ultrabook with a 15.6 inch display and an Intel Core […]

HP Envy TouchSmart 14 ultrabook packs a 3200 x 1800 pixel display

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It’s shaping up to be a good year for fans of high-resolution laptop displays. Apple may have kicked things off when the company started shipping MacBook Pro notebooks with Retina displays, but this year we’ve also seen notebooks from Google and Toshiba with higher-than-full-HD screens. Now HP is joining the party with the HP Envy […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix hybrid ultrabook now available (for $1679 and up)


There’s good news for folks who’ve been waiting for Lenovo to release its first Thinkpad ultrabook with a detachable Windows 8 tablet portion. The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is now available for purchase from Lenovo. There’s also bad news: the cheapest configuration isn’t particularly cheap at all. Prices start at $1679. For that price you get […]