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Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A ultrabook gets a touchscreen option

The Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A is an ultrabook with an Ivy Bridge processor and an 11.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display. Now it looks like Asus also plans to offer an optional touchscreen display. This doesn’t make the Zenbook Prime UX21A a tablet. It’s still a clamshell-style laptop. But when you open the lid […]

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Dell’s Windows 8 tablets won’t be dirt cheap

Dell has already unveiled plans to introduce tablets running Windows 8 once Microsoft launches the new operating system later this year. Now CEO Michael Dell is providing (a few) more details. Speaking to investors about the company’s earnings, Dell said that the company will have tablets ready to go as soon as Windows 8 launches. […]

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Apple won’t be launching converged tablets, notebooks… yet

Apple makes a lot of money selling touchscreen tablets, smartphones, and portable media devices. In fact, the company now makes more money from iOS products than it does from pricey laptop and desktop computers running OS X. So when you look at the latest versions of OS X which offer support for full-screen apps and […]

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Intel: Touchscreen ultrabooks coming in late 2012

Today’s ultrabooks are basically thin and light laptops. But by the end of the year, we could also see convertible tablets as well as standard-shaped notebooks with touchscreen displays join the ultrabook party. Intel has been talking about touch-capable ultrabooks for a few months. But now the company is giving us a few ideas of […]

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Intel thinks touchscreens on notebooks make sense – do you?

Intel is showing off a reference design for an ultrabook with a touchscreen display. It’s not a convertible tablet, since you can’t fold the laptop flat and still use the touchscreen. It’s just a notebook — with a touch-sensitive display. You can use the touchscreen much like you’d use any phone or tablet touch interface. […]

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Intel showcases ultrabook concepts with touch, sensors, more

Intel is showing off new concepts for upcoming thin and light laptops, or ultrabook computers. New feature Intel envisions include laptops with touchscreen displays, g-sensors and accelerometers, and gesture-based input that lets you interact with a computer without even touching it. One of the coolest new concepts is something Intel calls Nikiski. It’s a thin […]

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MimoPlug offers touchscreen Linux for $500 or less

It’ll be a while before plug computers become mainstream devices, but there sure have been some amazing developments in recent times. Take the MimoPlug, for example. It’s based on Marvell’s SheevaPlug reference design, but instead of offering NAS-like capabilities as remixes like the PogoPlug and TonidoPlug do, the MimoPlug delivers a fairly complete touch-powered computing […]

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This is what Chromium OS for touchscreen devices looks like

Google insists that Chrome OS is designed for laptop and desktop computers with a keyboard and touchpad. But behind the scenes there’s work underway to build a touchscreen-friendly version of the browser-based operating system. We’ve seen evidence pop up a few times recently. Now web developer François Beaufort has compiled a version of Chromium with the […]

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Microsoft outlines hardware requirements for Windows 8 features

Microsoft unveiled a shiny new user interface for Windows 8 last night which should make the upcoming operating system at least as easy to use on tablets and other touchscreen devices as it is on laptop and desktop computers. But you’ll need the right hardware for the job, and Microsoft is starting to let us […]