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Discover the very latest Ultrabook News in the UK including HP, Acer and Asus updates as well as release dates plus much more.

Coolest Computer Mice Currently on the Market

Coolest Computer Mice Currently on the Market

In this day and age, most of us use our computers daily, either for our career or for our own pleasure. There are many gadgets available for our desktop computers laptops, but computer mice are some of the most important and useful appliances you can buy. Although sometimes taken for granted, a computer mouse is significant enough to make or break your computer experience. Below is an overview of some of the unique, most attractive, and otherwise coolest computer mice available on the market for consumers today. The Nexus SM-7000B Silent Mouse The clicking sound a mouse makes is not … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Using Your Laptop in Class

The Ups and Downs of Using Your Laptop in Class

Although iPads and other tablets seem to get all the attention these days, a good laptop is still preferred by students and non-students alike. The fact that a laptop has the same operating system and most of the same programs as a desktop computer makes it easier to use for most school assignments, and the fact that laptops have keyboards is a definite plus. Laptops have been a staple in college classrooms for years, much to the delight of some educators and the chagrin of others. Naturally, they can be seen in high school classrooms as well. There are definitely … Continue reading

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Could Laptops Go the Way of the Dodo Bird?

Could Laptops Go the Way of the Dodo Bird?

With the advent of smartphones and tablets, many people are wondering if laptops are about to go the way of the dodo. After all, what can’t we do with smartphones and tablets nowadays? Laptops, with their bigger size and weight, are not as an attractive an option as they used to be. Does this mean they will vanish in the near future? Laptops Have a Keyboard This is, perhaps, the biggest selling point for laptops. Smartphones and tablets, despite their portability, make it very difficult to type a document of a significant length. Of course, most tablets and some smartphones … Continue reading

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13″ Sony Slider Laptop Leaks Online

Remember those sliding smartphones from the likes of Sony Ericsson in the mid-2000′s? Well, their basic design is making a comeback, and a new Sony slider has leaked online. According to leaked specs, the laptop will follow on from the design of the Sony Duo 11 and also sport a 1080p display, making it more than likely a high end laptop. If it is thin enough to be called an Ultrabook, this laptop should sell quite well. More to follow… Tweet

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Infographic: Personal Computing Prices 30 Year Timeline (Aus)

Infographic: Personal Computing Prices 30 Year Timeline (Aus)

Although we at Utrabook News post news and updates on Ultra-portables specifically within the UK, when we come across a great infographic surrounding our friends down under, we can’t help but publish it. The latest infographic, of which the original infographic can be found at this blog post on neowin.net, details personal computing prices over 30 years compared against other products. Utilizing official CPI (Consumer Price Index) figures, the infographic notes that a business laptop currently on the market for 1000 GBP would have cost over $12.000 in 1982. The technological developments that have created the CD, the Internet, the iPod, and … Continue reading

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Can the Ultrabook Stay Competitive in 2013?

Can the Ultrabook Stay Competitive in 2013?

Ultrabooks, those slim, stylish, and super lightweight laptops designed to compete with the MacBook Air, are currently on an upswing. However, with the advances in tablets and smartphones, will they be able to stay relevant? There are a number of issues Ultrabook manufacturers will need to address to make sure that the laptop format does not go the way of netbooks. When Things Get Hard Hard drives are a major challenge for Ultrabooks, as well as any small device, like tablets or cameras. The problem is, traditional hard drives are simply too big to fit in the super slim cases … Continue reading

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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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