In the same week that Microsoft unveiled a fan-cooled tablet, Taiwanese vendor Acer quietly announced a fanless laptop promising “whisper-quiet computing.” The Acer TravelMate B115P, as the upcoming device is called, has an 11.6-inch touchscreen (1366 x 768), measures 0.83 inches thick and tips the scales at 2.62 pounds.
Eurocom's latest laptop is an ultraportable that starts at $825
Most of the time when we receive word of a new system offering from Eurocom, it's a desktop replacement-class laptop with all the bells and whistles, and price tag to match. This time around, Eurocom dropped us a line to let us know about its new Electra 2, a thin and light ultraportable that starts out at $825. It comes standard with a 15.6-inch Full HD 1080p IPS display and Intel Core i5 4200M (Haswell) processor clocked at 2.5GHz (3.10GHz Turbo).
Eurocom claims the M4 is the most powerful ultraportable on the planet
Put the kids to bed because Eurocom's M4 just might scare the children. Based on the specs, it certainly should scare any Ultrabooks that happen to wander by. According to Eurocom, the M4 is the world's most powerful ultraportable, a claim it makes based on its combination of up to an Intel Core i7 4940XM Extreme processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M (Maxwell) graphics.
It’s raining Ivy Bridge laptops these days. Not a day goes by without a PC vendor announcing the launch of a bunch of laptops featuring 3rd generation Intel Core i processors. The latest to do so is Sony, which has announced updates to both its VAIO S and Z laptop families.
The idea of pairing Windows with a so-called instant-on OS is nothing new. Many notebook vendors have gone down that path before, even though this strategy seems to have few takers among notebook users. According to a new report, this time it’s Lenovo that has decided to give this idea a shot.
Dell's ultrathin, ultraportable, or ultra-whatever-you-want-call-it (just don't call it an Ultrabook) XPS 14z is now available for sale in several configurations starting at $1,000. Dell's pitching this as "the world's thinnest, fully featured laptop with a built-in DVD player" and it figures to give Apple's MacBook Pro a run for its money in both form and function (as well as price).
Dell is reportedly taking steps not just to compete with Apple's MacBook Air, but with every MacBook model on the market. The OEM will target the MacBook Air with a sleek and slim ultraportable of its own, one that it will introduce sometime around CES in January 2012. The timing is interesting for a number of reasons, one of which is because CES 2012 will mark the three-year anniversary of when Dell announced its now defunct Adamo laptop.
Put your Sunday suit back in the closet, there won't be any funeral services held today for Hewlett-Packard's PC business. Even when/if HP spins off its PC division, the company expects it to remain No. 1 in the world. Until then, HP is carrying on like it's business as usual, which includes announcing an updated and redesigned Pavilion dm1 notebook.
Sony on Wednesday announced the “world's lightest 13-Inch standard voltage PC” in the US. Besides its ultra-thin and light design, the new Vaio Z is particularly noteworthy for its Light Peak-enabled, GPU-packing docking station. Hit the jump for more on the Vaio Z and the accompanying Power Media Dock
Samsung today added five new models to its Series 9 line of ultra-thin laptops, and no one can accuse the company of bringing a knife to a gun fight. Certainly not Apple, whose MacBook Air is still slinging Intel's Core 2 Duo weaponry, at least until the upcoming refresh. In the meantime, the new Series 9 models roll into the war zone armed with Core i3, i5, and i7 canons, mighty big weapons given their stature.