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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

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

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

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