Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro ultrabook, which is based on a 14nm Intel Broadwell platform, makes an impressive debut.
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The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
The refreshed convertible laptop also adds Near Field Communication, starts at $1,199.99.
The forthcoming laptop also sports a 14-inch IPS display, spill-resistant keyboard, and a pair of batteries.
Chip giant plans to differentiate its ultraportable laptop by improving user experience with screen quality, lower cost, and features such as full voice control and better noise cancellation.
The fourth-generation Intel Core processor was developed specifically for ultrabooks and promises big advances in the second half of 2013. Apologies to anyone who has already bought a Windows 8 ultrabook.
Despite the sluggish PC market Intel isn't backing down from its lofty goals for Ultrabooks because it anticipates a fast ramp of Windows 8 PCs, including lots of clamshells and convertibles with touchscreens. And it promises the upcoming Haswell processors will usher in a new era of innovation.
The company will team with IDT to add wireless charging capabilities to a reference chipset in 2013 that could eventually let you recharge your cell phone cable-free from an Ultrabook or Intel-powered desktop.
Intel executives mentioned $699 as a price tag for upcoming Ultrabooks. Can that seal the deal against the MacBook Air?
UPDATED: Intel said growth will be slower in the third quarter due to a weak economy, but was hopeful that ultrabook sales would boost growth going forward.
Throw away the kickstand, keyboard and trackpad, and Microsoft's Surface is like every other ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC we've seen. When I do my end-of-year "tech flops" round-up, I fully expect Surface tablets to make the list.
With back-to-school shopping just ahead of us, Dell has announced that it has updated its core consumer laptop line with new components and fresh designs. including its first Inspiron Ultrabook.
Intel first introduced the Ultrabook concept at Computex exactly one year ago. Since then it has been working with partners to improve Ultrabooks and make them more affordable. The result is a flood of new Ultrabooks at this year's show, based on new 3rd Generation Core processors, that Intel hopes will reinvigorate PC sales.
Computex 2012, the world's second-biggest computer show, is expected to showcase numerous innovations based on Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system and Intel's trade-marked Ultrabook specification. This will include systems based on both Intel and ARM processors, and there is a vague possibility that one system will run both Windows 8 and Google Android, based on an extremely unspecific "teaser" video released by Asus.
Intel envisions a touch-enabled ultrabook that combines laptop and tablet features. Is there a market?
Sandisk is being squeezed by Intel on the solid state drive market in the data center and Samsung and Toshiba for ultrabook designs.
Maybe Windows 8 will reimagine hardware more than I initially thought.
Emerging markets are nearing the eight-week PC affordability mark, says Intel. And that threshold may mean a lot of ultrabook units.
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.
The war that Intel declared against Apple just became public. Will the notoriously anti-competitive gorilla get flattened by the $500B elephant?
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