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The first Asus Zenbooks are now available for purchase

Just a day after Asus introduced its new Zenbook ultraportable laptops, the first few models are available for purchase. The Zenbook line of laptops feature thin and light case designs, solid state storage, and software designed to offer long battery life and quick resume from standby. Intel calls these ultrabooks, but Asus uses the Zenbook […]

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Asus to launch UX series ultrabooks October 11th

An ultrabook is a thin and light laptop which weighs less than three pounds, measures less than 0.8 inches thick, and has a starting price of under $1000. Intel coined the term this summer and also wants ultrabooks to have solid state disks and the latest Intel processors, although not every manufacturer seems to be on […]

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Asus to launch 5 or more ultrabooks for $799 and up in October

Intel is pushing ultrabooks as a new category of thin, light, and affordable laptops with fast processors and fanless case designs. Imagine a computer that weighs about as much as a netbook but which packs as much power as a full-sized laptop and has a larger display and keyboard to boot. That’s an ultrabook. While […]

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So much for affordable ultrabooks: Asus says prices could top $1000

Ultraportable laptops are nothing new. The Toshiba Libretto, for instance, packed a full PC into a tiny case with a 6.1 inch display way back in 1996. but up until recently if you wanted an ultraportable notebook you had to pay an ultra-expensive price. Miniaturization doesn’t come cheap. Netbooks changed that, driving down the cost […]

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Rumor: Asus to launch Cedar Trail netbooks, UX21 ultrabook in September

Asus is expected to begin shipping the $200 Eee PC X101 with MeeGo Linux this summer. But it looks like we might have to wait until this fall to see the Eee PC 1025 which will be the first netbook from Asus with an Intel Atom Cedar Trail processor. DigiTimes reports that’s when Asus will […]

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Intel introduces the Ultrabook category for ultraportable laptops under $1000

Intel has introduced a new buzzword for thin and light laptops with next-generation Intel processors. The company describes an “ultrabook” as a laptop with “tablet-like” features including a slim size and sub-$1000 price tag. The first ultrabooks will measure less than 0.8 inches thick and use second generation Intel Core chips. Intel says the Asus […]