Ultrabooks Articles

Toshiba Portege Z835 join the Ultrabook market with a $899 Price

  • 13/11/2011 at 20:19 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Toshiba Portege Z835The machine must have nothing inside! When you lift it, you will not believe it is a functioning notebook. This is the lightest Ultrabook to date. The boot time is lightening fast and the battery lasts a long time.

This is a final breakthrough in the Ultrabook assault on Apple’s MacBook Air. Toshiba has corrected some problems plaguing other Ultrabooks on the market. Their trackpad is precise, not jerky, the keyboard is backlit, and the battery lasts much longer. The price is an easy competitive point, at $899 against Apple’s $1,299, or even $1,199 for the ASUS Zenbook UX31.

This is not a flashy notebook, by any means. Rather, Toshiba has opted for the subtle elegance that makes it feel like something noteworthy. The color is a unified gunmetal gray, brushed down for that chiseled look. The single, lengthy hinge is a step up from the double, fragile hinges often found on notebooks.

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Acer Aspire S3 steps into the Ultrabook Market

  • 11/09/2011 at 21:47 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Acer Aspire S3Intel’s new laptop specifications are embodied in the Ultrabooks. They were all the buzz at the IFA 2011 tech show and Acer is jumping on the bandwagon with the new Acer Aspire S3. Other manufacturers have their own take on it, but at Acer it’s full steam ahead.

While the Aspire is not the thinnest Ultrabook, you could say it is an anorexic one, looking too thin and complaining how thick it is. Is 17mm thin enough? That is its thickest spot. How about 13mm? That should get you excited. Then add on top of that the 1.3Kg weight and the aluminum-magnesium chassis and you are whistling a happy tune. Slide that baby into a tote bag and the bag feels the same with or without it.

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Intel Capital Ultrabook Fund Invests $300M in Ultrabook Technologies

Intel HeadquarterIntel is going for the jugular! They are trying to pull the stool out from under the Tablet Industry by offering $300M to further develop the potential of ultrabook technology. Ultrabooks are light and thin laptops that compete as an alternative to tablets.

Technically, according to Intel’s creation of the term ultrabook, the laptop must be thinner than 20mm, lighter than standard laptops, and less that $1000 in order to qualify for the classification. The company hopes ultrabooks will meld together the performance of laptops and the handy features of tablets, though they are unclear what these special features are, aside from touchscreen. This is where the release ventures into the arena of propaganda.

The money will go toward companies that advance either software or hardware for ultrabooks.

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