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Intel Slide Shows off Engineering Challenges for Super Thin Ultrabooks of the Future

Intel Slide Shows off Engineering Challenges for Super Thin Ultrabooks of the Future

At their recent developer conference, Intel showed off some pretty neat stuff in terms of features we can expect to be incorporated in to Ultrabooks of the future. Top headlines all talked about the partnership with Nuance to offer voice search capabilities and control for 2013 books’, as well as Intel’s next line of Ultrabook specific processors named ‘Haswell’ which aim to increase the power efficiency in future machines. Elsewhere at the conference, Intel was hard at work detailing a few other cool things surrounding next generation Ultrabooks, and looking back at my slides I came across a rather interesting … Continue reading

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Linux Ultrabooks: What’s Available and where can I get one?

Linux Ultrabooks: What’s Available and where can I get one?

Everybody has a preference towards which operating system they prefer to have installed on their machine. The majority of the world are most familiar with Windows, Apple product lovers and graphic designers love OS X and for the rest of the world, Linux Ubuntu is a hot install and an operating which I myself am pretty passionate about. To see exactly why Ubuntu is so popular as an install, one only has to check out part 2 of a survey Canonical blog carried out of Ubuntu users. Users of Ubuntu love the operating system for being ridiculously easy to install, … Continue reading

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Google Release their New Chromebook, Starting at just £229

Google Release their New Chromebook, Starting at just £229

I know I know, this website right here is all about Ultrabooks however as a devoted consumer technology nut I love any product which – quite simply – is a bargain worth having. Today then when I got news that Google had released a new Chromebook with prices starting at £229 for the WiFi only model I simply had to cover it, even though this laptop is not an Ultrabook. So what’s so great? Well the key thing with this product of course is its price. At £229, this 11.6-inch ARM processor based laptop is ideal for practically anybody who … Continue reading

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Ultrabooks Defended by Intel after Disappointing Revenue Figures

Ultrabooks Defended by Intel after Disappointing Revenue Figures

Intel’s very latest financial report has revealed that the companies revenues have dropped since last year, by the tune of almost $1 billion US dollars. The company, who are relying on innovations in Ultrabooks by PC vendors to stimulate growth, disappointed shareholders by announcing that revenue was down by a rather large – however not unpredictable – amount. In the third quarter, Intel’s revenue was $13.5 billion, compared with $14.2 billion a year earlier. Net earnings were $2.97 billion, compared with $3.47 billion in the same quarter last year. Intel introduced Ultrabooks to the PC market in late 2011 and since then all … Continue reading

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HCL Release their First Ultrabook, the Ultrasmart Me Series 3074

HCL Release their First Ultrabook, the Ultrasmart Me Series 3074

HCL have released their first ever Ultrabook with it destined for the Indian market. If you have never heard of HCL we do not blame you as we hadn’t either before the company saw fit to release an Ultrabook destined for the Indian market. Called the ‘HCL Ultrasmart Me Series 3074′, this Ultrabook marks the first ultra-portable the company have ever made which meets Ultrabook requirements and as such it has garnered some considerable interest from the technology world online. At the launch of the Ultrabook, Vice President and Head Consumer Computing, HCL Infosystems Ltd., said: “With the launch of our … Continue reading

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FixYa Ultrabook Report: Top Consumer Gripes on Ultrabooks Revealed

FixYa Ultrabook Report: Top Consumer Gripes on Ultrabooks Revealed

FixYa have released their Ultrabook report for 2012, detailing the most complained about aspects of Ultrabooks from consumers. Have you ever wondered what fellow owners of your Ultrabook think about their machines overall, with perhaps them even sharing the same gripes as you do? Well FixYa have released their first ‘Ultrabook report’ for September 2012, detailing the most common issues owners of machines have. Within the list the company have included the Asus Zenbook Prime, Apple Macbook Air, Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, Dell XPS 14Z, Acer TimelineUltra M5, Vizio Thin + Light and Lenovo IdeaPad. Of those machines, here is … Continue reading

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Sharp in talks to Supply Ultrabook Displays for OEM Machines

Sharp in talks to Supply Ultrabook Displays for OEM Machines

Recent news has just come to light that struggling technology company Sharp Corp is in talks with Intel to supply mid-sized displays for Ultrabooks. Sharp has not had the best past couple of years. Despite the company releasing a number of excellent TV’s in the name of their AQUOS brand, they have been eaten alive by the likes of Samsung, LG and Sony who have moved to dominate the large display market in most countries worldwide. With the above in mind and no easy way back in sight for Sharp Corp within the larger display market, the company has reportedly … Continue reading

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