Appears to be 13-inch version of Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook
A video clip on YouTube claimed to be leaked from training videos for the Dixons Store Group in the UK appears to show an unannounced larger version of the Sony Vaio Duo 11. Using the same "Surf Slider" hinge found on the 11-inch version, the mystery Ultrabook is shown in the clip to have a 13-inch Full HD Triluminos touchscreen that lines up with the top of the keyboard when propped up.
Aspire P3 includes keyboard cover, 5-megapixel camera
Aside from unveiling the Aspire R7 with the "Ezel" hinge, Acer also revealed a number of other mobile computing options at its media event. The Aspire P3 is billed as a slate computer that can convert to a notebook with its keyboard case, while the Aspire V5 and V7 notebooks are said to bring thinner and lighter designs to the company's notebook ranges.
Notebook screen can face away from user, be used as tablet
Acer has revealed a new notebook with a floating touchscreen, one that it previously teased alongside Star Trek footage. The Aspire R7 holds its 15.6-inch 1080p multitouch display on an "Ezel" hinge, allowing it to be viewed in the normal notebook way, lying flat on a table, flipped to face away from the user, and also closed with the display facing out and making it resemble a tablet.
Second hinge allows for display to hover above keyboard
Acer is using its tie-in with the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness to tease a notebook with a sliding-hinge screen. The clip, which intersperses clips from the film with that of the notebook sliding down a textured wall, calls it "A Unique Notebook" that will be revealed on May 3rd, ahead of the movie's own release on May 17th.
Double screened ultrabook allows for sharing, tablet use
Asus is shipping a larger version of its dual-screen ultrabook. Following on from the 11.6-inch Taichi 21, the Taichi 31 has two 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreens with optional stylus input, with one on either side of the lid, allowing its to be used as a tablet when closed or as a standard notebook with an extra external display for presentations or for multiple users.
Apple, Toshiba beating industry average, still suffering downturns
Traditional desktop and notebook computer shipments have suffered the worst year-over-year drop in almost 20 years as consumers shift to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, numbers from both IDC and Gartner revealed on Wednesday. The two companies' numbers disagree somewhat on exact amounts, but both believe PC (referring to both Windows and Mac desktop and notebook) shipments have fallen by between 11 and 14 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year.
Similar specification to Series 7 Chronos, different casing
A new notebook from Samsung has leaked online, after it appeared on the company's website for a brief period of time. Before being pulled from view, the site revealed that the ATIV Book 6 notebook has a Full HD 15.6-inch touchscreen running on Windows 8, and will be launched in the United States in the near future.
Touchscreens include fingerprint-resistant coating
Fujitsu is preparing to sell some new additions to its mobile computing and stationary computer catalog. The Arrows Tab is a water-resistant Android tablet, two new Lifebooks offer fingerprint-resistant screens, while the Esprimo range includes new all-in-one computers with built-in television recievers and DVR functions.
Hinges inherited from ThinkPad Carbon X1, altered keys
Spring updates to Lenovo's ThinkPad line have leaked online through the manufacturer's own website. User manuals for the ThinkPad T431 and ThinkPad X230 were found on the Chinese language version of Lenovo's website, and though neither give any clues for what specifications each notebook will have, they do show what physical designs of the notebooks will be.
Entire Vizio PC line gains 10-point multitouch screens
Vizio has shown off its updated line of computers at CES, including a number of tablets and a pair of Android phones destined for China. All of the new PCs, pre-installed with Windows 8, are equipped with a ten-point capacitive touchscreen on every model, while a 10-inch tablet from the company includes Nvidia's Tegra 4 chipset.
Specifications of Touch similar to Zenbook Prime
Asus has updated its website to include details of an unannounced notebook, though not accompanied with the usual marketing fanfare. The 15-inch U500VZ Zenbook Touch is listed in the online product catalog with specifications that seem relatively similar to that of recent Zenbook Prime iterations, but includes a touchscreen.
Touch screens, eye tracking included in new offerings
Fujitsu has listed a number of devices for the Windows 8 launch. A water-resistant tablet, a tablet that transforms into a notebook, two standard notebooks and a touch-screen PC join the already-announced Floral Kiss Ultrabook line for the October 26th Microsoft operating system launch in Japan.
Notebook planned by female Fujitsu employees
Fujitsu is launching a range of female-oriented Ultrabooks in Japan. Called Floral Kiss, the range hopes to "bring elegance to PCs", and was planned and developed primarily by female Fujitsu employees. The Windows 8 notebooks will be made available in three colors: Elegant White, Feminine Pink and Luxury Brown.
Price includes custom automotive paint job
Maingear has put a new 17-inch custom notebook up for ordering. The Nomad 17 gaming notebook aims to support its high-specification internals with a choice of six sleek "custom automotive paint jobs," a full HD 1080P matte display, multi-touch trackpad with gesture support, and dual speakers with a built-in subwoofer.
Ruggedized laptop upgrades add LTE, hard drive heater
Panasonic has made some upgrades to its catalog of rugged mobile computer systems. The Toughbook 31 notebook now comes with options for Intel Core i5 processors running at up to 3.5GHz, increased touchscreen responsiveness, and a battery claimed to last more than 14 hours on a single charge, along with other improvements.
Prototype notebook screen equals Retina pixel density
Samsung put a prototype Series 9 notebook on show at IFA 2012, complete with a high-resolution WQHD display and running Windows 8. The 13-inch notebook's display was seen to have a resolution of 2560x1440, far exceeding others in the same product range with 1600x1200 screens, despite being diminutive in size.
Improvements made to heat dissipation system
Razer is putting its gaming notebook back on sale, with some improvements. The Blade retains most of its original design, including the LCD multi-touch display and ten dynamic adaptive keys on one side that give extra customizable controls to games and applications. The major change seen in it is a complete reworking of its thermal system, using larger vents and specially designed heat pipes to divert high temperatures away from sensitive components.
Yellow notebook sees graphics changes, 3D screen
Samsung is putting out an update to its Gamer 7 series. Known locally in South Korea as the Samsung Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D, the notebook sees its Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M graphics card replaced by an AMD Radeon HD 7870M chip powering the 17.3-inch SuperBright 400-nit LED display in both 2D and 3D variants, although it retains the Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.
Low-cost notebook includes hotkeys for Facebook, YouTube
Packard Bell has expanded its budget range of notebooks. The EasyNote TE, promoted as a "value-proposition" for students and social network users, is powered by an AMD 1.4GHz E1-1200 processor, with a 15.6-inch 1366x768 display and Radeon HD 7310 graphics.
Deals on laptops, iPod docks, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on laptops, iPod docks, and more. Tigerdirect.com this week has lowered the cost of the 2.3GHz HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC, which sports 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, a 15.6-inch widescreen display, and an Intel Core i3-2350M processor. Currently featured at DealNN, the laptop has dropped $140 off its original price and can be purchased for only $499.99.
Vizio expanding from HDTVs to home computers
Vizio, known for their HDTVs, has put its previously announced PC line up for sale today. Two portables called the Notebook and the Thin+Light, along with the desk-bound All-In-One PC, are the producer's first foray into computers, which it revealed at CES earlier this year.
Deals on laptops, monitors, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include discounted laptops, monitors, and more. Ecost.com recently dropped the price of the 2.1GHz HP Pavilion Notebook PC, complete with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, 15.6-inch HD LED display, built-in webcam, and Intel Pentium B950 processor. Currently featured at DealNN, the laptop is now available for the discounted price of $376.99 and offers savings of up to $153.
Asus Taichi screens allow notebook-as-tablet use, desktop sharing
Asus has outed a prototype dual-screen Windows 8 notebook at Computex. The Taichi series contains a screen on both sides of the lid, using the internal-facing display for normal notebook uses and an external display for use as a tablet. Both screens can be used simultaneously, allowing for face-to-face notebook sharing with one user having keyboard access, the other using the touchscreen.
Gigabyte delivers all-carbon fiber X11 notebook
Gigabyte has revealed its new X11, a new 11-inch notebook that it is calling the world’s first all-carbon fiber notebook as well as the world’s lightest. The X11 weighs in at 975 grams, sliding it in under the 11-inch Apple MacBook Air. It is also just 3mm thin at its thinnest point and 16.5mm at its thickest.
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Toshiba introduces performance notebooks
Toshiba has brought out two new performance laptops alongside today's earlier affordable notebook announcement. The Satellite P800 series will be powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and NVIDIA GeForce 630M discrete graphics, while the Satellite S800 series will have the choice of Ivy Bridge or AMD's most recent notebook processors with optional AMD graphics.
Gaming notebook integrates six-core i7 CPU
Origin PC has added a 3D display option to its EON17-X flagship gaming notebook, which was first unveiled last week. The notebook is designed to serve as a desktop replacement, featuring a choice between several desktop processors including Intel's six-core i7-3960X chip with a 15MB cache and 3.3GHz clock speed.
HP consumer notebooks will use 'Made in Japan'
According to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, HP will move production of its consumer-oriented notebook computers for the Japanese market from China to its plant near Tokyo [subscription required]. The company says the goal of the change is to reduce delivery time, simplify logistics, and use the "Made in Japan" tag in its marketing. HP also switched production of its business laptops to the Akishima plant in August.
Stylish but still business oriented
HP recently released the ProBook 5330m, a business-oriented notebook with a stylish appearance that easily could be mistaken for a consumer model. The redesign is not accidental, as the company is attempting to woo customers who desire a business machine without the lackluster aesthetics of typical enterprise buys. In our full review, we take a look at the new ProBook's balance between form and function.
Kids PC offers wipeable keyboard, bright colors
Toshiba has introduced an updated version of its 13.3-inch notebook for children, the Satellite L735D. The device, which was borne of collaboration between Toshiba and Best Buy, features bright green accents, a "wipeable" keyboard that is claimed to be easy to clean, and rubber bumpers on each of the corners.
Notebook currently available for pre-order
Asus has quietly expanded its computer offerings with the new U46SV-DH51, a 14-inch notebook that has surfaced at several online retailers. The device features a 1366x768 display, mounted with an offset hinge and surrounded by a black bezel, while the entire brushed-champagne housing is said to be 10.8-inches thick with a weight of 4.85 pounds.
Casing offers repeated protection against impact
As proof that their new Extreme Sleeve for laptop computers is rugged and dependable, athletic gear company G-Form dropped a 13-inch MacBook Pro from a 20-foot balcony to demonstrate its durability. The case is designed for notebook "road warriors" who carry their laptop everywhere with them, and thus offers maximum protection against the drops, dings and other shocks that mobile computers are subjected to on a routine basis -- but can also guard the computer in case of a disastrous event.
Notebook fits in X-Slim series
MSI has introduced its latest notebook, the X370, which fits into the company's X-Slim series with a thickness of less than one inch. The new offering is based on AMD's dual-core E-350 processor, with Radeon integrated graphics capable of running DirectX 11. The CPU is said to utilize 18 watts of power, enabling a the claimed battery life to reach 10 hours when using an extended battery.
Notebook offered in Core i5, i7 variants
Digital Storm has introduced the xm15, a 15-inch notebook available in several different hardware configurations. The base model offers a 2.4GHz Core i5 processor, a 1366x768 display and NVIDIA's 1GB 425M discrete graphics, while the top offering integrates a 2.67GHz Core i7 CPU paired with 8GB of RAM and 1920x1080 LCD.
Shipments drop for most companies
Apple appears to be the only company immune from a falloff in notebook shipments for the month of July, according to a report from Digitimes Research senior analyst Joanne Chien. HP is said to be the hardest hit, with notebook shipments expected to reach only 39.5 million units by the end of the year. The company had set a goal of 45-47 million units.
Sonata cells promise 80% life over 3 years
ASUS has introduced several new notebooks, the B Series, featuring Boston-Power's Sonata batteries. The lithium-ion cells focus on longevity rather than increasing capacity. The company claims the batteries will hold 80 percent of their original capacity for three years, a promise that is backed up with a three-year warranty.
Notebook features TriDef 3D via ATI graphics
Lenovo has begun shipping its first 3D notebook, the IdeaPad Y560d. The notebook uses the TriDef 3D system, driven by ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5730, rather than NVIDIA's popular 3D technology. A 15.6-inch display with 1366x768 resolution comes standard on all models.
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The Australian company STM Bags has announced five new color options for its STM neoprene sleeve for notebook computers. The case is available in four different size options, allowing users to protect devices ranging in size from 10.2 inches up to 17 inches. Features of the STM glove include a top-load design for quick access to the protected device, an inner zipper guard to prevent scratching, and double cross-stitched seams for durability. Prices for the case range from $20 up to $30, with color options including black, burgundy, magenta, teal, and orange.
Bag fits either 13-inch or 15/17-inch Mac notebook
Booq has launched an airport-savvy notebook bag, the Taipan lift. The new bag features the ability to quickly unfold, leaving the notebook section unobstructed for quick inspection at airport security checkpoints. The front pocket provides compartments for paperwork and other items such as a boarding pass, wallet and water bottle. The opposing side holds either a 13-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro in the small version, while the large variant accommodates a 15-inch or 17-inch MacBook Pro. The bag has two handles, a removable shoulder-strap, and a quick-access 30-degree opening in addition to the zippered 180-degree opening.
Device said to offer improved power management
ASUS has allegedly developed a Core i7-based notebook, the UL80JT, capable of 12-hour battery life, according to Ars Technica. The high-end notebook integrates two GPUs including a NVIDIA GeForce 310 and Intel GMA. Although dual GPUs are not uncommon, the ASUS system automatically switches between both components second-by-second instead of requiring the user to reboot or manually choose the correct mode.
Live from Dell's press conference
Dell today is holding an event to launch new computers and handheld devices at CES; expected are Core i5 notebooks and the Streak, an Android tablet. Updates are available in reverse chronological order after the jump.
Device powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon CPU
Lenovo has introduced the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, a device which features a notebook base and a detachable tablet. The tablet integrates an LED-backlit 11.6-inch display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon ARM CPU running the Skylight Linux interface. Users can easily browse the internet and perform other basic functions with the tablet alone. A 16GB flash drive, 512MB of RAM, and Snapdragon integrated graphics round out the tablet specs.
Pack includes build-in rain cover and organizers
RadTech on Tuesday announced that the STM Convoy notebook backpack has begun shipping. Although the bag mimics the appearance of a typical canvas backpack, a concealed notebook compartment is designed to accommodate devices with screen sizes up to 15 inches. When traveling in rain or snow, users can deploy the built-in rain cover for extra protection.
New bag has unique Terralinq number
Booq has launched a new notebook bag, the Taipan shadow. It is a messenger-style carrying case geared toward maintaining a professional look. It can handle magazines, business cards, keys and notebook accessories, with a densely padded laptop compartment with a soft interior. The design also accommodates luggage trolley pass-through for easier transportation at airports.
Device utilizes GeForce 3D Vision stereosopic tech
Acer has formally introduced its first Aspire One notebook with a 3D display, the 5738DG. The device offers the same basic specs as the company's 5738 notebook, but trades the multi-touch display for a TriDef 3D screen. The 1366x768 display measures 15.6 inches corner-to-corner, with 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium as the pre-installed operating system.
Hitachi 500GB notebook HDD
Hitachi has expanded its Travelstar line of 2.5-inch hard drives with the 7K500 series, available in capacities up to 500GB. The new drives represents the company's highest capacity notebook storage without sacrificing the 7200RPM speed and 16MB cache. Media transfer rates have been increased to 1245Mb/s, approximately 16 percent faster than the 7K320-series drives.
FELTtech laptop sleeves
Kena Kai has announced FELTtech sleeves, a new line of laptop sleeves made from a fiber that's been created from 100-percent recycled Polyethylene Perepthalate (PET) bottles and containers. Designed initially for 13.3-inch Netbooks and 15.4-inch notebook computers, each sleeve features a wide easy-access zippered opening, and 4mm of cushioned protection to guard against scratches and scrapes. FELTtech offers four different color combinations, purple/grey, orange/chocolate, grey/turquoise, and turquoise/grey.
MSI X340 with Intel CULV
MSI is set to follow up its ultra-slim X320 notebook with an X340 model that will integrate Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processors. The notebook initially will be available with either the Celeron M 725 processor, running at 1.2GHz with 1MB of L2Cache, or the Core 2 Solo SU 3500 CPU offering a clock speed of 1.4GHz with 3MB of L2Cache.
1st look-Sony P-series
First look: Sony at CES announced the VAIO P, which was on display and garnering interest from huge crowds milling around the Central Hall of the 2009 CES show. The notebook features an 8-inch LED-backlit screen and weighs in at 1.4-lbs, with an Atom 1.33 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. The notebook size is comparable to a letter-sized envelope, just 9.6-inches wide by 4.7-inches deep and measuring only .78-inches high, with four color choices including black, white, red and green. The device runs on the Vista platform and offers an integrated GPS receiver with voice navigation. Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 B, G and N, along with wireless EVDO technology for Verizon's network.
Dual-screen 17" ThinkPad
As anticipated by earlier reports, Lenovo on Monday officially launched the first dual-screen laptop. The ThinkPad W700ds offers a 17-inch screen along with a secondary 10.6-inch display that slides out from the main screen. Measuring almost 40 percent of the 17-inch primary screen, the 10.6-inch second screen slides out from the PC cover behind the primary screen. While it gives users extra screen real-estate measuring approximately the size of a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook, it only adds less than half of an inch in additional thickness to the mobile workstation over its predecessor (the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation).