At just 7mm thick, the new 2.5-inch solid-state drives are perfect for Ultrabooks, but PC upgraders will appreciate capacities up to 960GB.
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Both new 13-inch notebooks use Intel Haswell processors, but the pricier UX32LN adds a full HD display and an option for Nvidia's new Maxwell mobile graphics.
The portables include pair of convertible notebooks and what the company calls the world's thinnest 14-inch Ultrabook.
Most of the notebooks weigh less than 4 pounds apiece, though only the Portégé Z30 qualifies as an Ultrabook.
The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
The new business notebooks will come in 12.5-inch and 14-inch sizes, starting at $1,049.
While Toshiba unveils a 7mm hybrid hard drive/solid-state drive, Samsung launches the first PCI Express-based SSDs for ultra-thin PC notebooks, the same one found in new versions of Apple's MacBook Air.
Highlights from the refreshed notebooks include a version of the Envy TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook with 3,200x1,600 screen and the $399 Pavilion 11 TouchSmart.
Best known for its gaming systems, Velocity Micro enters the Ultrabook realm with a trio of 14-inch notebooks starting at $799.99.
The new Windows 8 laptops/hybrids are rolling out and Lenovo is leading the charge. The new ThinkPad Twist is a delightful Ultrabook with a swivel touch screen that becomes a decent tablet.
Specials include $100 off a T Series 13 Ultrabook and over $100 savings on Vaio S and Z Series notebooks.
The office superstore is offering a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and a Series 3 notebook bundled for $469.98, as well as an HP Envy Ultrabook for $599.99.
This slimline 15in. notebook has many Ultrabook characteristics, including slim dimensions, light weight, SSD storage and no optical drive. It's not cheap though.
At just 5mm thick, the new drives will offer 500GB of capacity. Acer and Asus have already signed on to use them.
Gigabyte, best known for motherboards and graphics cards, has a stable of notebooks to which it has just added an extremely slim and lightweight ultrabook.
The retailing giant brings layaway back from a second holiday season and makes it available even earlier this year.
They won't wow you, but they continue the Ultrabook's path toward becoming the mainstream laptop platform.
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.
Toshiba has refreshed much of its notebook line, including its 'world's-thinnest' Portégé ultrabook, with Intel's 'Ivy Bridge' Core processors.Most of the updated models are being touted as business-friendly, even the Portégé Z930, a follow-on from last year's Z830.
The chip giant says it has discovered the means to make cheaper plastic chassis without sacrificing the rigidness and design chic of metal ones.
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