Posts Tagged ‘Ultrabook’

ThinkPad T431s Teaser Video

The ThinkPad T Series has been one of Lenovo’s most popular product lineups. Soon, one of its systems will be getting a much deserved update. The ThinkPad T430s will be getting some new changes both in its appearance and with its configuration specifications. The new model name will be called the ThinkPad T431s. Check out this CNET video teaser on what to expect.

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Toshiba Satellite U845t – Your Typical Mainstream Touch Ultrabook

Toshiba’s Satellite U Series is the company’s product line for ultrabooks. There are a handful of systems in this grouping, and they differ in display sizes and touch screen capabilities.

If you’re looking for a simple and mainstream touchscreen ultrabook PC, consider a Satellite U840t ultrabook. There are several prebuilt configurations available for purchase, no customizable models, and they’re in stock right now.

The Satellite U840t ultrabook is an economical ultrabook computing solution. It provides above average performance and battery life. The machine fits right in the middle of your typical spectrum of ultrabook selection.

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Toshiba Satellite U920t Convertible Ultrabook Tablet

Toshiba’s Satellite U920t is an interesting Windows 8 convertible ultrabook to have recently hit the market. It uses a sliding mechanism to switch back and forth between tablet and ultrabook modes. Two comparable alternatives are the Sony VAIO Duo and the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist. The article below, with a snippet and link provided, examines the Satellite U920t as well and notes its similarities to the Duo and Twist. Check it out.

The 12.5-inch screen makes this one of the larger convertibles, using the same 1,366 x 768 resolution favoured by the budget end of town. For most users this will be fine, but designers and photographers will probably prefer the true HD resolution offered elsewhere. The Gorilla Glass finish suggests it’ll handle a beating without getting bruised, while the 10-point multitouch display means the screen can be used as a virtual piano, one of the only applications that we can imagine needs so many points of contact. Despite the lower resolution, the IPS display here is one of the better ones we’ve seen, with excellent image quality across the board. Once again, we see a glossy finish employed and despite the anti-smudging tech provided by the Gorilla Glass, our sample was soon covered in fingerprints. If you do end up buying a touch-enabled PC, a cleaning cloth will be your first must-have accessory.

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Windows 8 on Lenovo Ultrabooks & Tablets

Lenovo is certainly making a strong move on the Tablet PC front. With Windows 8 being geared toward multi-touch functionality, what PC manufacturer isn’t? Coming later this year, Lenovo will be debuting four new machines.

Like Windows 8, two of the new Lenovos, the the IdeaPad Yoga 13 and the ThinkPad Twist, will arrive Oct. 26. Following in December will be an IdeaPad Yoga 11 and the IdeaTab Lynx, a tablet that clicks into not just a keyboard but a realistic laptop base.

More Details at Lenovo Tablets, Ultrabooks, Laptops Are All About Windows 8

The IdeaPad Yoga 13 and 11 are ultrabooks.  They have touch screens that can fold back and convert the machine into a tablet.  The Yoga 13 will run on Intel Core Series processors and the Yoga 11 will run on an ARM based chip.

Lenovo’s Thinkpad Twist is a similar ultrabook that converts into a tablet, but its screen can “twist” in different directions, rather than just folding back.

In the IdeaPad Lynx, users will find a conventional tablet running on an Intel Atom processor.  The highlight of this machine though is that it has a base which it can dock to turning the tablet into a decent sized mobile laptop.

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Windows 8 Multitouch Preview On VAIO T Ultrabook

The release Microsoft’s Windows 8 is right around the corner, and so is the release of Sony’s VAIO T13. Engadget was able to get a glimpse of the new ultrabook laptop.

In the video shared below, you’ll see the multi-touch functionality in action on the new operating system. Looks completely different from what we’ve seen and are used to doesn’t it. I don’t know how well the public will receive this new OS, but it’s what we got and what we’ll have moving forward on not just tablets but on computers and laptops as well.


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An Ultrabook Fit For Gaming

With the popularity of ultrabooks on the rise, gaining popularity among the masses, especially among students, the question of whether or not these mobile computing systems are okay to game on. For the most part, the answer to this question is no, because ultrabooks are designed more so to be mobile than to provide high-end performance, particularly for graphics.

One ultrabook has emerged though, that may provide an adequate solution. Sony has a VAIO T Series line that is configured with good technolgy that allows for some gaming. With Ivy Bridge processors, hybrid hard drives, and a solid set of speakers, VAIO T Series ultrabooks can pack a decent punch.

No more lugging around a heavy and bulkly gaming laptop, such as Toshiba’s Qosmio machines. The VAIO T Series Ultrabooks are the machines for you.

I know, I know, the ultrabook isn’t built for gaming. It’s underpowered compared to anything with an Alienware label, its hard drive is too small, and it doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card. But I’ve spent the past few months working with Sony’s Vaio T ultrabook, and I’ve been pleasantly, stunningly surprised by what I’ve been able to accomplish as a gamer.

Read more: How Sony’s Vaio T Ultrabook Brings PC Gaming to You


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A 15″ Ultrabook From Lenovo

Ultrabooks are going to be making a splash, as more laptop manufacturers produce them to meet the increase in demand for them. Intel is trying to give the ultrabook form factor a push, investing lots into the technology and marketing for these machines.

Up to now, we’ve seen ultrabooks with primarily 13″ displays. There are a handful of 14″ systems, such as those recently released by Toshiba in the Satellite U Series. Lenovo is pushing the envelope and pioneering the 15″ ultrabooks. Sounds kind of ridiculous right? However, there is certainly people interested.

The IdeaPad U Series is Lenovo’s product category for mainstream ultrabooks. In the next month or so, Lenovo will be introducing the IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook.

Lenovo is stepping into the large end of the Ultrabook Spectrum, the 15″ class. The IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook seeks to “combine the best features of a tradition laptop with the sleek aesthetics and desirable qualities of a tablet”, according to Lenovo.

More at Lenovo Adding Budget 15″ IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook With Blu-ray Drive to Its U-series Lineup

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A Thorough Video Review of Satellite U840 Ultrabook

Toshiba has introduced a new product line in the Satellite U Series. This group of mobile computing machines features mainstream ultrabooks that are priced for the average everyday casual computer user.

There are two sub-groups within this series: U840 and U840W. The ‘W’ designation signifies a widescreen variant, which means that models have a 14.4″ display that carries a 21:9 aspect ratio. All other U840 models have a 14″ display.

Lisa at MobileTechReview, gives an extremely thorough review on Toshiba Satellite U840 Ultrabooks. You can check out the article and video review below.


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What’s Do You Get With A ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Here’s yet another ThinkPad X1 Carbon unboxing video.  The machine seems to be the craze these days, garnering many favorable reviews for its performance and design.  The X1 Carbon is the perfect ultrabook for the serious business professional, or the student who’s always on the go.  Thin and light without compromising the structural integrity of the chassis, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a beautiful mobile computing solution that should be considered by anyone who’s looking for a premium ultrabook.

Check out Cnet’s unboxing video below to see everything that comes with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.  The video is done by Molly Wood and is a true unboxing video that starts from the very beginning with the cutting of the packaging tape.

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Toshiba Ultrabook With Ultrawide Display

One buzz in the mobile computing world right now is that of Toshiba’s Satellite U840W.  This is an ultrabook that features a unusual wide display, with a screen that’s 14.4″ in its diagonal, and an 21:9 aspect ratio.  The design is unique because it’s the first of its kind, and it provides consumers with an intriguing proposition and option of more desktop computing space on their laptops.  So now you have a super thin and light laptop with a large display with which you can be more productive on or with which you can better enjoy multimedia content on.

There’s no sense beating around the bush: It’s the screen that will immediately catch your eye when you crack open the machine’s lid. At 14.4 inches diagonally, it’s an odd overall size, but the real story is in its dimensions. With a 21:9 aspect ratio and 1792 x 768 pixels of resolution, it’s got the widest screen of any laptop I can remember — wider even than some of Sony’s niche oddities like the 8-inch P Series (1600 x 768 pixels).

You can actually watch a nearly full-size video on one side of the screen and still have room for IM and e-mail on the other. On a standard 16:9 widescreen laptop, that’s just not an option.

Why would you want such a wide screen? I’m still working on that one, but as a veteran multi-window user, I found myself surprisedly enjoying the ability to clutter up the screen with lots of layers. You can actually watch a nearly full-size video on one side of the screen and still have room for IM and e-mail on the other. On a standard 16:9 widescreen laptop, that’s just not an option.

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