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SanDisk upgrade drive takes SSDs to Extremes

There's a growing interest in solid state disk drives (SSDs) as a way to speed up ultraportable laptops, thanks partly to their appearance in Apple MacBook Air and Intel Ultrabook-style machines. SanDisk is now targeting the upgrade market with an Extreme SSD in consumer packaging.

February 15, 2012 by

Can Wintel win the Ultrabook market?

Battered by the iPad and the MacBook Air, PC makers and Intel are ganging up on Apple with Ultrabooks. Will this blunt Apple's attack, or be another profitless bit of me-too-ism by the 20th century anachronism known as Wintel?

January 9, 2012 by

Are Intel’s Ultrabook subsidies a rotten apple?

What’s in a name? Intel slapped Digitimes for reporting that it's paying OEMs a "marketing subsidy" to keep prices on its MacBook Air clones ultra-low. Intel insists that its Ultrabook payments are just "incentives." Could Intel’s semantic vigilance signal antitrust concerns?

December 8, 2011 by

Lenovo, Toshiba announce first Ultrabooks

Despite all the real and virtual ink spilled over the Ultrabook concept, which Intel first announced back in June, the exact specs of these MacBook Air-apparents have remained a mystery. With the official announcement today of the first Ultrabooks, we're getting a much better idea of how these will look.

September 1, 2011

Apple MacBook Air: The original Ultrabook gets even better

Long before Intel coined the term Ultrabook, Apple came up with a laptop that slips in a manila envelope. The latest refresh--including Sandy Bridge chips, Thunderbolt, a backlit keyboard and Mac OS X Lion--preps the MacBook Air for a coming wave of Windows competitors.

July 20, 2011

Report: MacBook Air to move to Sandy Bridge chipset

Online reports suggest that Apple will be moving the MacBook Air to the recently launched Intel Sandy Bridge chipset in June.The shift will be part of a summer refresh for the line-up that is essentially using the same processor — in this case, an Intel Core 2 Duo — as when the MacBook Air was announced in January 2008, ZDNet UK sister-site CNET News said in a report citing sources "familiar with Apple's plans".

February 11, 2011 by

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