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Google's new Samsung Chromebook

Google has just introduced a new Chromebook, made in conjunction with Samsung. The Chromebook line of laptops has always been designed to be affordable, and to allow users to live completely in the cloud. Well, this time Google's blowing the doors off with an impressive laptop priced at a staggering US$249.  Read More

The Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA 13-inch, 360 degree flip and fold Ultrabook

Lenovo has confirmed an October release date for its IdeaPad YOGA 13-inch, 360° flip and fold Ultrabook that was shown at CES in January and IFA 2012 last month. It will be joined by another three Windows 8 devices to create a new convertible product family. A smaller 11-inch YOGA and an 11.6-inch tablet named the IdeaTab Lynx will be released later this year, while the business-oriented ThinkPad Twist Ultrabook will appear around the same time as the pack leader.  Read More

The ASUS VivoBook X202, with its 11.6-inch touchscreen

Only recently, ASUS unveiled its Vivo Tab line of tablets, and now it has shown off a brand new laptop that will serve as the big brother to these tablets. This new laptop, called the VivoBook X202, has all the touchscreen functionality of its tablet brethren, but with the extra features users expect in a laptop.  Read More

Intel's close-range tracking in operation

As computers become more sophisticated, they sometimes seem almost human – especially when they refuse to download a page when you’re in a hurry. At the Intel Developer’s Forum in San Francisco, Intel revealed that it is taking that a step further by giving their new line of Ultrabooks “human-like senses to perceive the user's intentions” thanks to a new generation of processors.  Read More

With the release of Windows 8 imminent, Acer has added some new touchscreen Ultrabooks to ...

Unless you've spent the summer snoozing at the back of the bear cave, you'll already know that Windows 8 is on the cusp of release. Hardware manufacturers made the most of the opportunity presented by the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (or IFA to you and me) to show us the first batch of products that we'll be using to get our touch on with the next flavor of Microsoft's operating system. We've already rubbed shoulders with Acer's new V5 series notebooks, now it's time to reach out and grab a few moments with the company's M3 Touch and S7 Ultrabooks.  Read More

With the release of Windows 8 just around the corner, HP has unveiled two new touch-enable...

It's been over a year since Microsoft first previewed the next generation of its Windows operating system, the touch-optimized Windows 8. As we draw closer to release, it's now the turn of hardware manufacturers to reveal exactly what they imagine we'll be using to make the most of the rather impressive new operating environment. IFA 2012 provided the perfect platform and we managed to spend a little time getting to know the latest tablet, ultrabook, AIO and hybrid tablet/notebook offerings from Samsung, Toshiba, Lenovo and Acer. We've saved the biggest PC manufacturer until last and managed to jostle our way through the crowds of media and public to get up close to HP's first wave of Windows 8 machines.  Read More

The Lenovo S Series is a thin and light notebook that won't break the bank

Lenovo has announced a new line of affordable notebook PCs that combine a thin and light construction with Intel's 3rd generation Core i3 and i5 processors. The IdeaPad S Series notebooks are designed to be an affordable alternative to high-end Ultrabooks, while offering more computing power and features than the lowly netbook.  Read More

A diagonal view of the Acer Aspire V5 in silver

Acer has just shown off its new laptop offering, and it is clear that the company had the Windows 8 philosophy in mind when it designed the Aspire V5 laptop. The V5 features a 10-point touch display and a larger trackpad, both of which are designed for better interaction with the features Windows 8 has to offer.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands on with the Toshiba U920t ultrabook hybrid

Toshiba today unveiled its new hybrid laptop/tablet, the U920t, at IFA 2012. One of these (as it turns out, one that wasn't bolted to the table) found its way into the soft, delicate hands of the Gizmag team, and we decided to take it for a spin. Here are our hands on impressions.  Read More

Synaptics has an eye on Windows 8 Ultrabooks with its new ThinTouch and ForcePad hardware

Synaptics has announced a new generation of touch-based hardware components, including a pressure sensitive capacitive touchpad and an ultra-thin keyboard with improved backlighting. The new components are designed for use with Intel Ultrabooks running Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system.  Read More

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