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Sol - a notebook with solar panels and Linux

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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Canadian IT company Wewi Telecommunications wants to launch a notebooks with a sturdy case and solar panels with many different uses, called Sol. The laptop ships with Linux and according to Wewi the computer will never need to be plugged in.

 

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus ultrabook with 3200x1800 px resolution

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Anton Karmehed

ativbook9plusSamsung raised the bar for notebook screens during its launch event in London last week. Besides the convertible Ativ Q tablet, it presented the next generation Ativ Book 9 Plus ultrabook with class-leading 3,200 x 1,800 pixel resolution.

 

Razer Blade, thin 14" gaming notebook with Haswell and GTX 765M

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Anton Karmehed

razerblade14Razer jumps the gun and presents the third generation of its thin gaming rig Blade. Razer Blade builds on the coming Intel Haswell architecture and unites the new processor circuits with a capable graphics circuit from Nvidia, Geforce GTX 765M, in a thin format.

 

MSI present gaming notebook with Intel Haswell

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Carl Holmberg

msidragon2MSI recently showed off its first gaming notebook sporting AMD's "Richland" APU and HD 8970M graphics. With Intel's new platform around the corner the Taiwanese manufacturer has no intention of discriminating but presents two 17" gaming notebooks with Haswell processors and Nvidia graphics.

 

Chromebook sales: 15% of all sold notebooks Elgiganten are Chromebooks

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Written by Anton Karmehed

Google launched the first Chromebook models in Sweden about a month ago. Samsung and Acer started the introduction of Google's budget computers and according to electronics chain Elgiganten the units are flying off the shelves.

 

Samsung picks Sharp's energy efficient IGZO panels for new computers

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Anton Karmehed

sharpigzoSamsung may launch new notebooks for the summer sporting extra energy efficient panels from Sharp. Sharp will make 11.6" IGZO panels for Samsung, but will also supply LCD panels for TVs and smaller screens for mobile products.

 

IHS: Sales of ultrabooks is disappointing

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Intel has not managed to create the hype around ultrabooks it was hoping for, which has resulted in disappointing sales according to analysts at IHS. Intel once again claims it will be better next year, same thing they told everyone last year...

 

Nvidia working on Optimus for Linux

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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While Nvidia is considered to have good graphics support for Linux, but its energy saving technology Optimus has been the exception. The technology deactivates the dedicated graphics card in a notebooks when it is not needed, but not with Linux. An Nvidia software engineer reveals that support for Optimus is coming, better late than never?

 

Big companies abondon Netbooks, use tablets instead

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Netbooks were a quick success in 2008 thanks to the small formfactor and low price, but Intel's segment has lately become more and more irrelevant. Most major manufacturers are abondoning the segment and for example Asus is planning to replace the Eee PC netbooks with Transformer tablets.

 

IFA2012: Ultrathin business ultrabook X1 Carbon from Lenovo

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a really impressive business ultrabook. X1 Carbon is a Thinkpad all the way and sports an Intel Core i5-3427U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD carbon fiber case.

 

Asus Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT: Hybrids for Windows 8/RT

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Asus has announced its latest "tablets" Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT, which are powered by an x86 Atom processor or ARM processor. Both have a dockable keyboard with integrated battery and the Atom model gets a Wacom stylus digitizer.

 

Asus Zenbook U500VZ: 15" ultrabook with quad-core processor

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Most ultrabooks have 13" screens, but there are odd models at 11.6" and 14". Asus latest U500VZ is an oddity though with a 15.6" IPS panel and 1920 x 1080 resolution, quad-core processor, dedicated graphics and room for two harddrives.

 

Samsung announces convertible Windows 8 computer at IFA

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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With the launch of Windows 8 and RT we can expect a wave of convertible computers, but it is still unclear what models will be released. Samsung will announce such a product at IFA this week and judging from everything it is a notebook with a detachable screen.

 

Lenovo, Dell and Samsung confirms Windows RT computers coming

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Up until today Asus Tablet 600 has been the only confirmed Windows RT unit, sans Microsoft Surface. Now Lenovo, Dell and Samsung have all confirmed they have Windows RT tablets coming, but also "some product" with keyboard and touchpad.

 

Lenovo may release Yoga concept notebook, Tegra 3 inside

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Lenovo stole the show at CES earlier this year with its Ideapad Yoga. A 13.3" notebook that turns 360 degrees to become a tablet. According to sources Lenovo has a model coming based on the concept, but this time with Tegra 3 and Windows RT.

 

Lenovo Thinkpad T430u - ultrabook for small and mid-size businesses

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon got a lot of attention when it was announced, but with a price of $1400 it was not the cheapest notebooks. Thinkpad T430u is a new ultrabook that shares the design with X1, but at a much lower price.

   

Ultrabooks development promises much lower prices next year

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Intel has been meeting with all major system builders and discussed the coming Haswell architecture. At the launch of Haswell for ultrabooks next year, the notebook category is expected to reach new, lower, prices to make them a more interseting alternative to the mainstream users.

   

Intel promises 40+ Windows 8 ultrabooks with touch screens

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Anton Karmehed

ultrabook_touch2Intel is moving forward with its ultrabooks venture and the next stop will be a broader support for touch technology with the launch of Windows 8. Intel VP Paul Otellini now promises there will be 40 or so ultrabooks in development with Windows 8 and touch screens.

   

Ultrabooks gets sensorer, 3D screens with higher resolutions next year

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Ultrabooks is still just a sub-category of notebooks that are simply thinner.  This year already we are expecting some changes with the launch of Windows 8, but next year Intel will set some new balls in motion.

   

Ultrathin computers increasing in the premium price segment

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Ultrabooks was Intel's way of reinventing the notebook and giving consumers a good arguement for buying a new computer. Fresh numbers show that ultrabooks are increasing in the upper price segments and grow steadily.

   

Dell vipresent XPS 15 with 1080p display and carbon fiber case

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Dell XPS 13 presented a clean and stylish design of high quality, something the company will use with more models of the XPS series. Dell XPS 15 has been uncovered now and the first specifications has been set, including Full HD screen and discrete graphics card from NVIDIA.

   

MSI GX60 - gaming notebook with AMD A10-4600M and Radeon HD 7970M

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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MSI has presented a computer with a very odd but still natural combination of hardware? GX60 is armed with AMD's latest A10-4600M with integrated HD 7660G graphics, but also the flagship Radeon HD 7970M.

   

MSI takes on ultrabooks with Slider S20

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

MSI has been playing in the shadows since the launch of the first ultrabook. We can now confirm that the company intends to get into the game and will do so with a Slider, sporting Windows 8 and Intel Ivy Bridge.

   

Acer announces Aspire S7 with Full HD techno screen, 12.5 mm profile

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

Acer_Aspire_S7_front

Not surprisingly notebooks with touch screens are plenty at Computex 2012 and Acer not only showed new tablets with Windows 8, but also showed Acer Aspire S7. It is the third generation series ultrabook with a stylish seemless design, Full HD touch screen and Windows 8.

   

MSI working on Letexo-like computer

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Convertable computers are starting to break ground and more are expected to come forward with the launch of Windows 8. MSI has released a preview of a computer with a slider function, much like the one Intel showed with its reference platform Letexo.

   

Gigabyte launches the world's lightest notebook on May 31 - X11

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Written by Anton Karmehed

x11Gigabyte is one of the world's largest motherboard manufacturers and even though the company has quite a product range of laptops there is no product category that is prioritized. However this might be changing since the company now prepares to launch "the world's lightest notebook".

   

ASUS UX21A with 1080p display and Ivy Bridge praised in early reviews

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Written by Anton Karmehed

zenbookprimeASUS seems to be the first computer manufacturer to release a laptop with a high resolution display panel and now when the first reviews of the new computer family is starting to appear it is with almost nothing but good scores. ASUS UX21A comes with several important improvements and what looks to be a wonderful screen.

   

10 percent of ASUS and Acer's computers will be touchscreen based this year

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Jacob Hugosson

Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 8 during the fall and we already see signs that they will hit hard on the marketing drum for the touchscreen features in the operating system. ASUS and Acer is expected to put big focus on computers with exactly those features.

   

Intel propagates for cheaper battery standard in ultrabooks

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

To get all the manufacturers to agree on standards helps to reduce costs in the entire industry, since it would lead to that some components being mass produced at a larger scale than before. Intel now puts two different types of battery standards on the table.

   

HP Envy Spectre XT - 14,5mm thin with a Core i7-3667U processor

Notebooks Laptops

Written by Anton Karmehed

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HP has a broad spectrum of ultrathin computers and the star in the second generation is the Envy Spectre XT. This revolves around a really thin model at 14,5mm and with Intel's most powerful and energy efficient Ivy Bridge CPU, the Core i7-3667U.

   

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