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Ultrabooks with a Touch Screen, what are your options?

Ultrabooks with a Touch Screen, what are your options?

The computing world is on the precipice of change, the timely exit of the long serving and widely enjoyed Windows 7 signals a sea change not only in software, but for the first time in a long time, hardware. Windows 8 does away with the iconic start menu in place for a fancy new touch friendly launch screen in the style of Windows Phone 7/8, leading PC manufacturers to seek out new input methods for use with the new OS, namely touch screens. Recently at IFA, we saw a plethora of new designs, from flipping screens through sliders and a whole host of detachable screens-come-tablets but … Continue reading

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Acer Announces TimelineUltra M3 Touch and Aspire V5 Touch Ultrabooks

Acer Announces TimelineUltra M3 Touch and Aspire V5 Touch Ultrabooks

Acer have announced two new updates to pre-existing Ultrabook models in the name of the TimelineUltra M3 Touch and Aspire V5 Touch.  If you have been tuning in closely to our coverage of IFA Berlin you’ll have probably noticed the following; there are two main types of Ultrabook release going on, the first being fully fledged hybrid Ultrabooks and the second being updates to pre-existing Ultrabooks with the new models now featuring a touchscreen. In the case of the M3 and V5, Acer have made updates to products which have been on the market for a number of months prior … 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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