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Best Ultrabook Battery Life

New ultrabook raises the bar with 22-hour battery life

November 19th, 2013

A new Toshiba ultrabook model will deliver 22 hours of battery life on a single charge, according to the manufacturer, outperforming its competitors when it comes to energy efficiency. In addition to almost all-day battery life, the Dynabook Kira V634 offers a 13.3-inch display with 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Haswell processor, 8GB of …

Ultrabook Shipments Windows 8

Windows 8 expected to help ultrabook shipments increase to 21 million in 2012

December 4th, 2012

Sales of ultrabook computers never really took off. The ultra slim and lightweight laptops were priced higher than many people expected and, along with heavy competition from the MacBook Air and traditional laptops, many consumers were waiting for the arrival of Windows 8 before purchasing a new computer. Following the launch of Microsoft’s (MSFT) new …

Dropping Ultrabook sales blamed on high prices and confusing marketing

October 1st, 2012

Once seen as the PC industry’s only hope in the “post-PC era,” the number of Ultrabooks expected to ship by the end of this year is now estimated to only be half as much as projected. According to an IHS iSupply report, only 10.3 million Ultrabooks might be shipped this year as opposed to the 22 …

Apple to continue dominating ultra-thin notebook market following Windows 8 launch

July 6th, 2012

Despite the launch of Windows 8 later this year and the wave of ultra-thin Microsoft-powered notebook computers that will accompany the new operating system, Apple will continue to dominate the ultra-thin portable PC market through 2012 according to a new report. Digitimes Research, the analyst arm of industry watcher Digitimes, on Thursday issued a report suggesting …

NPD: Ultrabooks are saving the high-end notebook market

June 29th, 2012

For people who want super-thin computers and who don’t feel like paying more than $2,000 for a Retina MacBook Pro, ultrabooks are a blessing. And according to the NPD Group, ultrabooks are helping to keep the U.S. notebook market afloat as they “are off to a fast start capturing nearly 11 percent of all $700+ …

Ultrabooks are too expensive for enterprise, CIOs say

June 22nd, 2012

Early ultrabook adoption has not lived up to vendors’ expectation according to numerous accounts. Spurred by the popularity of Apple’s MacBook Air, these new ultra-thin notebook PCs offer ample performance despite their sleek, slimmed-down cases. High prices are often cited by industry watchers as the root cause behind slow ultrabook sales, however, and it looks like this is …

Intel announces 13 new quad-core Ivy Bridge processors

April 23rd, 2012

Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will be the first to feature a “3D Tri-Gate transistor,” The BBC reported on Sunday. The company plans to initially release 13 quad-core processors for desktop computers that it promises will offer more computational power while using less energy. Intel hopes its new transistors, which have been in development for …

Intel may launch Ivy Bridge processors on April 23rd

April 12th, 2012

Intel is expected to move up the announcement of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors from the original date of April 29th to April 23rd, Digitimes reported on Thursday. ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard are all preparing to release their second generation of ultrabooks in May, with average prices expected to “rapidly” drop from $999 to …

Most Ivy Bridge processors have not been delayed, report claims

February 21st, 2012

Reports that Intel was notifying partners about plans to postpone mass shipments of Ivy Bridge processors turned out to be only partially true, according to VR-Zone. The new report claims that desktop processors are still on schedule and “only the dual-core [mobile] models have been pushed back.” The reason behind the the delay is said to be …

Ultrabook prices to remain high through 2012, drop in 2013

February 14th, 2012

Ultrabooks will remain pricey through the end of this year, with ideal pricing of $600-$700 finally being reached in 2013 according to Digitimes. Due to the high production cost associated with the computers — especially solid state drives, which are 10 times more expensive than traditional hard drive — prices are expected to remain high …