Earlier this week Apple announced updates to its entire notebook lineup, bringing it up to date with Ivy Bridge processors and a few other goodies. Like them, many other computer manufacturers have been showcasing new and updated laptops over the past few days and weeks.
Ultrabooks in particular received quite a bit of attention, and we’re not surprised. Intel is putting a lot of weight behind the concept and expects it to be the main driver of PC market growth in the short term. With that in mind, we’re taking a couple of Wintel alternatives to check how well they stack up next to the new 13-inch MacBook Air.
Mobile accessory maker ClamCase has unveiled a new docking system that boosts your smartphone's IQ by lending it laptop-like functionality. Although today's top-end handsets are powerful enough for basic computing tasks, their small screens and cramped software keyboards...
Editorial It appears as though we're just now arriving to that sweet spot where fewer compromises can be made to build fast and svelte machines that are budget-friendly, all at the same time. However, it's easy to miss what a true next-generation ultraportable notebook should be.
Manufacturers are short-sighted if they only focus on building fast machines that weigh 3 pounds or less, without putting design and user experience at the core of their future developments. Here are some key aspects where I believe PC makers should focus and where some are already failing on their first try to deliver a killer ultrabook.
Intel may have already cleared a potential roadblock recently reported regarding development of sub-$1,000 Ultrabooks. Citing notebook makers, DigiTimes claims that Intel has produced a revised bill of materials that would significantly lower the pre-manufacturing cost of Ultrabooks.