Ultrabook Rumours

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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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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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Intel Working on New SSD NGFF Specification for Ultrabooks

Intel Working on New SSD NGFF Specification for Ultrabooks

Reports suggest that Intel, the company behind Ultrabooks, is working on a new solid-state drive (SSD) connectivity standard called NGFF in order to offer high capacity Terabyte Ultrabooks in the future. In case you haven’t noticed there are no Ultrabooks on the market which ship with nor allow you to configure SSD storage above 512GB. In fact, there are only a select few 256GB SSD equipped Ultrabooks on the market available currently, with 128GB ones being far more common. The reason that there are no Ultrabooks on the market with an SSD capacity higher than 512GB is simple; current SSD … Continue reading

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Ultrabooks and Laptops may Wirelessly Charge your Smartphone by 2013

Ultrabooks and Laptops may Wirelessly Charge your Smartphone by 2013

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could place your smartphone on top of your laptop or Ultrabook and steal some juice? Well according to very recent news and rumours, by 2013 you could very well be able to do that. This latest development comes from Digitimes (usually reliable, save for a few occasions) and they reckon’ that Intel might start pushing a self-developed wireless charging technology into its Ultrabooks and smartphones in the near future. When we say Intel smartphones, we of course mean Intel processor powered ones, such as the Orange San Diego. It isn’t noted however whether or not … Continue reading

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Windows 8 May Ditch Traditional Windows Desktop Boot Screen

Windows 8 May Ditch Traditional Windows Desktop Boot Screen

  Like sticking to what you feel comfortable with, whilst at the same time having the option to use new features within software / operating systems as you see fit? Well according to recent reports worldwide originally started by ZDnet, Windows 8 will ditch traditional boot ups where you will be greeted with your desktop, icons and taskbar, instead opting to hard wire ‘Windows Style UI’ (note, formerly Metro UI) in to boot ups. This recent news, as you may have guessed, has not been best received across the technology industry. The major problem with this latest development in the world of … Continue reading

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All 2013 Ultrabooks to get a Touch Screen?

All 2013 Ultrabooks to get a Touch Screen?

All +£500 next-generation Ultrabooks and laptops running Windows 8 out of the box should pack a touch screen. If they don’t, we’d recommend crossing them off any potential purchase list. With Windows 8 all set for an October 2012 consumer release date, many non-touch screen enabled laptops and Ultrabooks aren’t going to be using the latest version of Microsoft’s software to its full potential when they finally get it.  This is because Windows 8 Style-UI (formerly Metro UI, now remaned for legal reasons) is a touch screen based interface designed to create a bridge between laptops and tablets, of which … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft’s Surface Hurt the Ultrabook?

Will Microsoft’s Surface Hurt the Ultrabook?

According to an industry analyst, Microsofts Surface tablet could confuse consumers, and draw sales away from Ultrabooks. We covered not very long ago the key differences between Ultrabooks and Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Not to spoil that post too much, the general consensus we gave was that the Surface is not a laptop or computer replacement. Both of these devices are designed for completely different types of consumer, thus each of them should sell individually on their own merits. According to an industry analyst, however, this may not be the case. The analyst in question is Trendforce, who reckon that the … Continue reading

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