Nearly 60 percent of computers sold in 2011 were notebooks of one kind or another — desktop PCs, by contrast, accounted for less than 30 percent. Over the years, laptops have become generally slimmer, lighter and less power-hungry, and they will remain the staple tool of business workforces worldwide for the foreseeable future.

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Intel's Otellini talks up Ultrabooks

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini discusses Intel’s notebook venture as the “most satisfying and complete computer experience” ever with a sleeker and lighter design and a long battery life at mainstream prices. The first Ultrabooks have already started shipping from select partners and more will be on the way by the holiday season this year.

September 13, 2011 in Laptops

HP unveils TouchPad tablet

At Hewlett-Packard's event in San Francisco today, Senior Vice President and GM Jon Rubinstein shows off the company's long-awaited tablet. Running WebOS, the TouchPad features a 9.7-inch screen and is designed to work in conjunction with the company's WebOS-based smartphones.

February 9, 2011 in Laptops

WWDC 2009: New 15-inch MacBook Pro revealed

At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Apple's vice president of product marketing, Philip Schiller, shows off the company's latest MacBook Pro. The new notebook has a 3.06GHz processor, a unibody architecture, and a built-in lithium polymer battery. Schiller adds that customers shouldn't need to change battery in a notebook at all in five years.

June 8, 2009 in Laptops

The Future Of... Ink

Imagine a magazine that updates its articles whenever new information is available. A tablet that stores all the textbooks a university student will ever need. Or a supermarket shelf tag that automatically reflects price changes. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das shows us how electronic ink is turning the page on a new era for displays.

November 19, 2008 in Laptops

Apple's MacBook gets a new look

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the updated version of the popular MacBook laptop. New features include Nvidia graphics, a glass multitouch trackpad, a thinner casing crafted from a single block of aluminum, solid state drives, some price reductions, and more.

October 14, 2008 in Laptops

Apple introduces ultrathin notebook

At Macworld 2008 in San Francisco Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new ultraportable notebook, the MacBook Air. The new notebook is .76 inch thick and runs on Intel's Core 2 Duo with both 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz options. Other specs include a full-size keyboard, a built-in iSight camera, and a trackpad that supports multitouch gestures.

January 15, 2008 in Laptops

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