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Intel expects to see 75 ultrabooks in 2012

Less than a year after unveiling its new ultrabok platform, chip maker Intel says there are already 26 different models of the thin-and-light laptops available for purchase. By the end of the year, Intel says that number could be as high as 75. Ultrabooks are generally laptops which measure less than 0.8 inches thick, weigh […]

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NVIDIA launches 28nm graphics processor for ultrabooks

NVIDIA is introducing its next-generation graphics processing technology, and along with a new high-end GeForce GTX 680 graphics for desktop gaming, the company has a new mobile solution for ultrabooks and other notebooks. This isn’t a huge surprise. We already knew that the Acer M3 ultrabook would feature an NVIDIA GeForce GT640M graphics processor based […]

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Ivy Bridge ultrabooks on the way (could mean cheaper Sandy Bridge models)

PC makers are charging anywhere from $800 to $1900 for ultrabooks, the new class of thin and light laptops featuring Intel processors. But prices for the current crop of ultrabooks could fall soon, in order to make room for next-generation models. Every ultrabook available right now features an Intel Sandy Bridge processor, with most featuring Intel […]

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Breaking: Trendy new products more exciting than older once-trendy products

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that one day tablets will outsell PCs. He has good reason to think so, because iPads are out-selling Mac computers by 3 to 1. And it appears an awful lot of people got new tablets during the 2011 holidays. Juniper Research predicts that by 2016, PC makers could ship as […]

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CES 2012: PC makers really want you to like ultrabooks

Ultrabooks are big news at CES this year. Acer, Samsung, Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba all introduced new models. The Intel booth looks like ultrabook Central this year, with tablets and netbooks relegated to a tiny corner of the show floor, and other devices virtually non-existent. And Intel kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show with a […]

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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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Intel: Dell and HP to launch ultrabooks

Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba have all introduced ultrabooks, or thin and light laptops with Intel’s latest processors, solid state disk, and other premium features. But Intel CEO Paul Otellini says that’s just the beginning — that eventually “all the major brands” will offer ultrabooks. That includes Dell and HP, which have yet to introduce […]