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AMD to undercut Intel with cheaper ultrabooks

January 18th, 2012

AMD is reportedly planning to undercut Intel by offering cheaper ultrabook components later this year. The notebooks are expected to cost between $700 and $999, which is a good deal cheaper than the $999-$1,200 price tag that many ultrabooks carry now. DigiTimes notes that AMD’s technology will not add any new innovative functions but will instead be …

Toshiba CES 2012 booth tour

January 11th, 2012

Toshiba had a ton of products on display this year at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. The booth was chocked full of stunning new technology and we were blown away by several of the 3D products on display. Toshiba had its new line of Qosmio laptops with glasses-free 3D screens, glasses-free 3D TVs that were …

HP teases upcoming Spectre ultrabook in short clip [video]

January 4th, 2012

HP recently circulated a short video of a new ultra-thin notebook that is purportedly its upcoming HP Envy Spectre ultrabook. While there aren’t any specs discussed in the video, we’re definitely impressed by what appears to be a very sleek design. HP’s first ultrabook, the Folio 13, was unveiled in November and it offers the …

Intel may unveil new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors on April 8th

December 29th, 2011

Intel could be preparing to unveil most of its next-generation 22nm Ivy Bridge processors “on or around” April 8th according to a recent rumor. The company is set to introduce 25 different models in total, DigiTimes reported, including 17 chips designed for use in desktop PCs and eight for notebooks and ultrabooks. Intel will announce the following desktop …

ARM-powered Windows 8 notebooks from Lenovo, ASUS may debut in mid-2013

November 29th, 2011

Laptops running Microsoft’s Windows operating system currently utilize x86 processors, but that’s all about to change in mid-2013 when Windows 8 notebooks powered by ARM processors may hit the market. It could happen sooner, of course; Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs recently said that Windows 8 devices powered by his company’s ARM-based Snapdragon processors would hit …

HP unveils its first Ultrabook, the $900 Folio 13

November 16th, 2011

HP unveiled its first Ultrabook on Wednesday, the Folio 13. The laptop packs a 13.3-inch display, 9 hours of battery life, a 128GB SSD, USB 3.0, an Ethernet jack, an HP TrueVision HD webcam, and Windows 7 in a small 3.3-pound unit that measures just 18mm thick. The notebook, no doubt created to compete with …

Acer founder comments on former CEO’s move to Samsung

July 28th, 2011

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Acer’s former chief executive officer Gianfranco Lanci has accepted a job at Samsung where he will lead the Korean company’s notebook business. Acer founder Stan Shih spoke with reporters during the ADOC 2.0 technology conference in Taipei on Wednesday and discussed the issue. While the move has yet to be …

Thoughts on Apple’s new MacBook Air (mid-2011)

July 27th, 2011

I’ve been using Apple’s mid-2011 MacBook Air for almost a week now and even though it’s physically the same unit that it replaced (for the most part) on the exterior, this is an entirely different beast. For starters, Apple’s second-generation MacBook Air improved greatly on the first model by offering up a redesigned case complete …

Verizon Wireless unveils $600 4G LTE-enabled HP Pavilion laptop

July 26th, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday unveiled the latest addition to its connected notebook PC lineup, the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr. The new Pavilion laptop is Verizon’s first model to feature an embedded 4G LTE modem for high-speed 4G connectivity out of the box. The 1.2-inch-thick notebook is also no slouch where specs are concerned; highlights include an …

AT&T announces first two 4G LTE devices

July 13th, 2011

AT&T on Tuesday revealed the first two 4G LTE devices that will launch on its forthcoming LTE network later this summer. The AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will christen the new cellular broadband network, which is set to launch in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio this summer before …