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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

Lenovo's sexy new lightweight ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo has now announced an imminent availability window for its gorgeous and lightweight ThinkPad X1 Carbon.  Read More

TAICHI is powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors, features SSD storage and DDR...

There's no denying that tablet computers have carved out quite a substantial niche over the past couple of years, but they're not exactly an ideal productivity solution for those of us who spend much of our lives tapping away on a keyboard. Lenovo generated a flutter of excitement at CES 2010 when the company revealed its intention to combine tablet convenience with the power of a notebook in the form of the U1. Sadly, this concept hasn't yet made it beyond prototyping, but ASUS actually delivered somewhat similar functionality with its Eee Pad Transformer series. Now, the company has revealed a new ultrabook that also has a multi-touch tablet on the outer face of the lid. Full specs for the TAICHI are a little thin at the moment, but here's what we do know.  Read More

Brydge keyboard case with iPad operational

Brydge is a keyboard cover for the iPad that attempts to turn the Apple tablet into something very close in style and weight, if not grunt, to the MacBook Air. Currently a Kickstarter project, Brydge aims to join the growing number of accessories tailored for those who produce as well as consume content on their iPad.  Read More

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