The 2013 13-inch MacBook Air has enough internal improvements to make it one of the most desirable ultraportable notebooks on the market. It may lack an ultra-high-resolution display and touchscreen functionality, but there's little else to fault it.
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The Dell XPS 13 is a "symbol of hope for the Ultrabooks," writes Forrester's David Johnson. Just don't use it while eating a cheeseburger.
FixYa, the problem-solving website, has just published a report on the most common problems found with some big-name ultrabook designs.
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.
With the 14z, it's clear that Apple's steller design tastes spreading to even Dell.
Dell has responded to criticism of its stylish but disappointing Vostro V130 ultraportable business notebook by improving the battery in this Sandy Bridge update. However, it's still pricey for what you get.
The Vostro V131 is similar to last year's V130 ultraportable but offers much better battery life, Dell has promised
Apple has unveiled updated MacBook Air ultraportable notebooks.
Dell claims its XPS-15z laptop is the thinnest 15-inch laptop on the planet. Except for the Apple MacBook Pro, which Dell specifically excluded from their comparison. Sour grapes, or bad marketing?
To compete against the likes of the MacBook Air and the Samsung Series 9 laptops, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 forthcoming ultraportable needs to do something a little different. According to a leaked PDF, that difference appears to be a new battery tech called RapidCharge.
It's a bit ironic that after Samsung releases its competitor to the MacBook Air in the form of the Series 9 notebook, the same company is responsible for giving Apple's ultraportable laptop a bit of speed boost. That's because new MacBook Airs are shipping with a new, faster solid state drive apparently from Samsung after initially coming with a Toshiba SSD.
Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life.
Our sister site CNET is reporting that Dell is killing off its Adamo ultraportable laptop, a few weeks after it dropped prices on the MacBook Air rival.Ultraportable notebooks have taken it on the chin lately -- or at least PC versions.
The Windows-based ultra-portable competitors to the MacBook Air keep on coming, and the newest challenger from Samsung definitely has the chic look down.Under 3 pounds and just 0.
Could Apple have delivered an ultra-portable knock-out punch with the latest version of its MacBook Air? Already Dell has dropped the price on its Adamo 13 laptop to $899, and now HP has slashed the price on its Envy 13 notebook by $450 to $999.
Whether you want to call it an enticement to juice post-holiday sales or a way to clear inventory before Intel's Sandy Bridge processors arrive, Dell has posted a new configuration (spotted by our sister site CNET) for its Adamo 13 ultra-portable laptop that not only drops the price $100 to $899, but also packs twice as much RAM and a faster processor.A Windows-based competitor to the MacBook Air, the Adamo 13 had come with an Intel Core 2 Duo lower-power processor running at 1.
Dell's updated Vostro V130 refreshes the V13's components while maintaining the original's stylishness.
When I did a round-up of Dell's new consumer products, the Vostro V130 laptop was missing because it was a business laptop and I was under a non-disclosure agreement, which lifted today. I'm not sure why secrecy was a factor since the V130 is basically an upgraded version of the V13 launched a year ago.
We like the 13.3in. MacBook Air's slimline design, high-resolution screen, fast boot time and long battery life. If the price and one or two feature omissions don't put you off, it's a great notebook to use and to be seen using.
Dell has unveiled the Vostro V130, a super slim and light business laptop with Intel Core i3 and i5 processor options for users working on-the-go.
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